In the guest chair:
Michael Lonergan, the Managing Director at Georgia Oak Partners joined us in the studio to talk about the kinds of companies, sectors and sub-sectors they are drawn to invest in, and why they choose a long-term and very involved style of investing.
Georgia Oak Partners is a highly differentiated investment platform focused on growth private equity investments in the Southeast. Their model uniquely combines operational and financial expertise throughout the investing process: from deal sourcing, to strategic appraisal, to post-acquisition value creation. Their strategic approach and operational philosophy can generate long-term stakeholder value through the spectrum of business lifecycles, from turnaround situations to acquisition growth strategies.
In the headlines:
- A New York non-profit is launching a new woman focused “coding school” here in Atlanta.
- Spanx is looking to patent their cute butt technology.
- Governor Deal expands the HOPE Grant program to cover full tuition for some select fields of study.
- And Georgia lawmakers debate the pros and cons of the driverless car on their way to perhaps legalizing the vehicles in our state.
Join us on the second Monday of every month at 7:30PM for The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club.
Each month we’ll be discussing a different business book over some yummy (complimentary) appetizers at South City Kitchen Vinings. This month’s book is: DELIVERING HAPPINESS by Tony Hsieh – and the meeting is Monday October 13th. Everyone is welcome – but we only have room for 20, so register now!