C. Dean Metropoulos, the Greek-American with the sterling reputation in the private equity investment world, talks to Greek Reporter about investment opportunities, his proudest business moment, the crisis in Greece, and what the US economy needs to thrive again. Watch the exclusive interview:
Metropoulos has made countless “acquisitions” over 30 years involving $12 billion of invested capital. The Morningstar Group was acquired for $1 billion in 1996, International Home Foods for close to $3 billion in 2000 and taken public, and Hillsdown Holdings for $4 billion that same year. In 2004, his Greenwich, Connecticut-based CDM Group acquired Pinnacle Foods. Pinnacle was sold to Blackstone in 2007 for 2.2 billion. The Metropoulos family’s latest acquisition was the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer for 250 million dollars. His two sons, Evan and Daren, run Pabst Brewing Co., North America’s largest privately held brewer.