The Double Play

The ambitious idea wasn’t his. But this founder latched onto a partner who helped map out the strategy—and had the capital to make it happen.
BILL CLENDENEN He realized that, given the competition and the state of technology, going it alone was not going to cut it.

Selling your company to the same private equity firm twice may sound a little crazy, but that’s exactly what Bill Clendenen did. And if that doesn’t seem implausible enough, consider that the first time he sold Medic

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