Cooper’s Take: Private-Equity Firms Rally Around Puerto Rico

Charitable fund founded by Orlando Bravo with a $10 million donation has collected $15 million more from the private-equity community [Laura Cooper  |  WSJ]   Private-equity executives have long put their financial firepower behind philanthropic projects—Stephen Schwarzman’s donation to the New York Public Library and David Rubenstein’s efforts to repair and protect national icons such as the Washington […]

Investor Bravo Raises $25 Million for Puerto Rico Relief

[David Carey  |  Bloomberg.com]   Orlando Bravo, managing partner of technology-focused private equity firm Thoma Bravo, has raised a total of $25 million to help Puerto Rico recover from the hurricane that devastated the island in September. Bravo, who initially put up $10 million of his own money to jump-start hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, […]

Celebrity chef Jose Andrés feeding thousands in Puerto Rico, as relief flows in

[Howard Cohen | Miami Herald] Orlando Bravo, a Puerto Rican businessman and investor living in California, chartered planes that left Fort Lauderdale airport Saturday morning bound for Puerto Rico with supplies. He said he would donate $10 million to Puerto Rico through his Bravo Family Foundation. “Through efficient use of capital, our supply chain expertise […]

Comprometidos los hermanos Bravo con la Isla

[Irizarry Álvarez | PrimeraHora] Alejandro y Orlando Bravo llegaron hoy a su natal país trayendo un avión con suministros para San Germán, Mayagüez y Lares. ¡Estos sí que son bravos! Llegaron contentos. En sus ojos había un brillo especial y era el de la esperanza. No era para menos. Los hermanos Alejandro y Orlando Bravo […]

Private jet and yacht charters from South Florida join hurricane relief efforts in Caribbean

[Arlene Satchel | SunSentenial] With vital emergency supplies, food and medicine still not reaching countless hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and other stricken Caribbean islands, private air and yacht charters are stepping in to render aid. Several relief missions in recent days have departed from South Florida airports and marinas bound for Caribbean islands decimated […]

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