On the podcast: Possibilities and limitations of digital contact tracing

Hangar Capital[1] managing partner Josh Mendelsohn joins the show to discuss the possibilities and limitations of digital contact tracing during COVID-19. We’re also joined by Alex Haefner and Matt Harris from Envoy[2], a workplace management startup whose app has evolved to include a contact tracing feature. Plus, we catch up again with PitchBook analyst Kaia Colban—an expert in health and...

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Roark’s Inspire Brands to acquire Jimmy John’s amid a fast-food boom for PE

In bold red and black type, the Jimmy John’s[1] website proudly proclaims: “We’re freaky fast so your sandwich arrives freaky fresh.”That zesty tagline, or perhaps a robust fast-food industry, has proved irresistible to ravenous private equity buyers.   On Wednesday, private equity-backed Inspire Brands[2] announced an agreement to acquire the sandwich slinger for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will make Inspire...

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