The tight lending climate and the uncertain economy are leading to new unions between emerging growth brands and some private equity firms.
 The relationships offer smaller brands access to capital that remains out of reach, and cash-flush PE players breakout growth opportunities that larger chains can’t furnish. But the road to marital bliss is not a given.
 During a recent conference in Seattle hosted by the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, or DWT, experienced operators and investors ...

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