Derek Ladgenski, a partner in the Commercial Finance practice, spoke with Restaurant Finance Monitor on the uptick of deals for emerging growth chains by private equity firms and restaurant companies. “There’s a recent track record, where people know it can be done, and done successfully.” Derek adds that in addition to such companies being good investments, making a deal for a new, emerging concept can be more enjoyable than buying something everybody’s already heard about. “It’s fun to see a new brand that nobody has heard of before.” (“Investors Like Discovering New Chains, Too,” December 2013)