Parting Thoughts from an LBO Hotshot

As he prepares to retire from buyout firm Hicks Muse Tate & Furst, Charles Tate takes a moment to mull the outfit's triumphs and flops

A decade ago, Dallas-based private equity outfit Hicks Muse Tate & Furst was barely a blip on the radar screen among the nation's top leveraged buyout firms. But thanks to blockbuster successes like AMFM, Berg Electronics, and Triton Energy, Hicks Muse has emerged as a formidable rival to the industry's top players, including Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) and Forstmann Little & Co.

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