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Tim Collins '78 Named One of SmartMoney "Power 30"

November 6, 2003

November 6, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - Tim Collins, senior managing director and chief executive of Ripplewood Holdings and a 1978 graduate of DePauw University, is among the "Power 30" -- "money machines, geniuses and other strong leaders" who are listed in the December issue of SmartMoney magazine. Collins is categorized among "innovators." Fellow members of the "Power 30" include Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway; Stanley O'Neal, chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch; Abigail Johnson, president of Fidelity Management and Research; and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.

The magazine writes, "By pioneering the American-style leveraged buyout in Japan, Collins, 47, has opened up all kinds of possibilities for U.S. companies and portfolio managers. Ripplewood, a $4 billion private equity fund in New York, buys distressed assets with growth potential, grafts on US-style capitalism and, so far, has reaped outsized returns."

Collins is also asked his outlook for 2004. He offers, "Great. We've pumped so much money into the US economy. Japan is coming back; China's a huge engine for growth. What I worry about is 2010. That's when we'll be facing the consequences of these budget deficits."

Visit SmartMoney's Web page by clicking here. Tim Collins was profiled in Fortune magazine in June (read more here); appeared on CNBC last December (here); and Business Week named him a "Star of Asia" (read more here).

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