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Reginald F. Lewis

TLC Group

1983 - 1993


1980 b. 1942
UndergraduateVirginia State University
GraduateJD, Harvard University
Born-Died1942 - 1993
BirthplaceMaryland (MD)
RaceBlack or African American
FatherNon-Profit / Other
Era - 1980

Just 10 years after founding his investment ventures firm, Lewis had established a $2.5 billion financing business, the largest firm owned by an African American in United States history. Through his purchase of Beatrice Food Company, he netted the largest offshore leveraged buyout (LBO) in business history. His adept financial management enabled Beatrice to excel despite its heavy debt burden.