J.W. Childs Gathers $250 Million So Far for Fifth Fund

J.W. Childs Associates, the consumer and healthcare-focused firm best known for backing high-profile retail brands that include Mattress Firm and Sunny D, as well as physician management practices like Sheridan, is about halfway to reaching the goal for its latest fund.

The pool, J.W. Childs Equity Partners V LP, has held a first close and gathered about $250 million in total commitments, said a person familiar with the fundraising process. The Waltham, Mass., firm launched its fundraising late last year seeking $500 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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