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Business Week Names Tim Collins '78 A "Star of Asia"

July 8, 2002

July 8, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - "The charming and plugged-in [Timothy] Collins (Bill Clinton is a friend) has a degree in philosophy from DePauw University and a graduate degree in management from Yale," states the July 8, 2002 issue of Business Week. Timothy C. Collins, founder and chief executive of Ripplewood Holdings LLC and a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in "The Stars of Asia: Financiers," a special report that is carried in the magazine's international editions.

The profile begins, "Timothy Collins is one of the best-connected gaijin in Japan these days. And unlike most Western dealmakers, the founder of Ripplewood Holdings LLC, a private equity fund based in New York, spots a lot of low-hanging fruit out there. Where others see plunging companies, Collins sees the ultimate restructuring play--and potentially rich returns for investors--in his three Japan funds, with $2.5 billion under management. '[Japan] has the best engineers in the world, the best products, the best processes,' he declares."

You can access the full story at Business Week's Web site by clicking here (a free registration is required).

Tim Collins was also featured on the cover of the December 10, 2001 Asian edition of Business Week, in an article entitled "Gaijin at the Gate." You can read more about that by clicking here.

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