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Mergers. Acquisitions. Operations.

Mergers. Acquisitions. Operations.

Feature Story

Eight Key Initiatives at
The San Diego Union-Tribune

Eighteen months after acquiring The San Diego Union-Tribune, Platinum Equity and the U-T have implemented over 100 operational improvements to reshape the future of the venerable paper.


Operational and facilities improvements at the Union-Tribune led to immediate improvement in both top and bottom lines. Here, operators oversee one of the U-T’s four massive presses. “The goal was to stabilize the business, then to focus on growing revenue. The business is now standing on its own two feet, and its management team is empowered to perform.” Paul Bridwell, Operations Team, Platinum Equity