Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
private equity (including portfolio companies)
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$2,495,165,770
Number of Records: 
1,981
Note: 
The total includes only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The penalty dollar total above is adjusted to account for the fact that the list of entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
ArcLight Capital Partners$706,591,28233
Cerberus Capital Management$561,285,505196
Fillmore Capital Partners$198,066,79933
KKR & Co.$143,624,40187
Blackstone$129,280,92860
Sycamore Partners Management$123,016,62948
Apollo Global Management$119,580,663122
TPG Capital$68,917,91015
Avista Capital Partners$63,612,3044
Carlyle Group$31,520,171112


Individual Penalty Records:

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HOVENSA LLC ArcLight Capital Partners environmental violation 2011 EPA $705,375,000
BAWAG P.S.K. Cerberus Capital Management fraud 2006 USAO $337,500,000
Beverly Enterprises Fillmore Capital Partners False Claims Act 2000 DOJ_CIVIL $170,000,000
Avon Products Cerberus Capital Management Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2014 SEC $67,400,000
Inform Diagnostics Avista Capital Partners False Claims Act 2019 DOJ_CIVIL $63,500,000
TeamHealth Holdings Blackstone False Claims Act 2017 DOJ_CIVIL $60,000,000
Albertson's Cerberus Capital Management wage and hour violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $53,300,000
Apollo Global Management Apollo Global Management investor protection violation 2016 SEC $52,700,000
McAfee, Inc. TPG Capital accounting fraud or deficiencies 2006 SEC $50,000,000
Staples Sycamore Partners Management wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $42,000,000
Blackstone Group Blackstone investor protection violation 2015 SEC $39,000,000
Staples Sycamore Partners Management wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-state $38,000,000
PharMerica Corp. KKR & Co. False Claims Act 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $31,500,000
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. KKR & Co. investor protection violation 2015 SEC $30,000,000
EmCare Inc. KKR & Co. False Claims Act 2017 DOJ_CIVIL $29,600,000
RGIS LLC Blackstone wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $27,000,000
Bumble Bee Foods LLC Lion Capital price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2017 DOJ_ANTITRUST $25,000,000
Beverly Enterprises Inc. Fillmore Capital Partners False Claims Act 2006 DOJ_CIVIL $20,000,000
TGI Friday's Sentinel Capital Partners wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $19,100,000
Staples Contract & Commercial Inc. Sycamore Partners Management employment discrimination 2014 private lawsuit-state $16,200,000
Albertson's Cerberus Capital Management wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-state $15,000,000
Vons Companies and Safeway Cerberus Capital Management wage and hour violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $14,000,000
Rumford Paper Company Apollo Global Management energy market violation 2013 FERC $12,836,419
TPG Capital Advisors, LLC TPG Capital investor protection violation 2017 SEC $12,487,620
Rexall Sundown, Inc. Carlyle Group consumer protection violation 2003 FTC $12,000,000
Higher One, Inc. Providence Equity Partners banking violation 2012 FDIC $11,110,000
Alliedbarton Security Services Warburg Pincus wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $11,000,000
JohnsonDiversey Inc. Bain Capital benefit plan administrator violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $10,250,000
Source Refrigeration & HVAC Audax Group wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $10,000,000
PetSmart BC Partners wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $10,000,000
Acosta Sales Carlyle Group wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $9,900,000
Dominick's Finer Foods Cerberus Capital Management employment discrimination 2000 private lawsuit-federal $9,775,000
Brotman Medical Center Leonard Green & Partners False Claims Act 2002 DOJ_CIVIL $9,750,000
Byram Healthcare Centers Inc. Advent International kickbacks and bribery 2016 DOJ_CIVIL $9,372,882
PharMerica Corp. KKR & Co. kickbacks and bribery 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $9,250,000
Arctic Glacier International Inc. H.I.G. Capital price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2009 DOJ_ANTITRUST $9,000,000
American Medical Response Inc. KKR & Co. False Claims Act 2006 DOJ_CIVIL $9,000,000
Eagle Global Logistics Apollo Global Management employment discrimination 2001 EEOC $9,000,000
CKE Restaurants Roark Capital wage and hour violation 2004 private lawsuit-state $9,000,000
Scotts Lawn Service (later Trugreen) Clayton Dubilier & Rice wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $8,975,000
Albertsons, LLC Cerberus Capital Management employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $8,900,000
Aleris International Inc. Oaktree Capital Management environmental violation 2009 EPA $8,800,000
Affinion Group Holdings, Inc. Apollo Global Management consumer protection violation 2015 CFPB $8,700,000
Petco Animal Supplies CVC Capital Partners wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-state $8,000,000
Petco Animal Supplies CVC Capital Partners wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $7,995,000
Southern Home Care Services, Inc. Onex wage and hour violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $7,727,500
DynCorp International LLC Cerberus Capital Management False Claims Act 2011 DOJ_CIVIL $7,700,000
Staples Contract and Commercial Sycamore Partners Management False Claims Act 2005 DOJ_CIVIL $7,400,000
Albertson's Cerberus Capital Management wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-federal $6,637,500
Jo-Ann Stores Leonard Green & Partners wage and hour violation 2002 private lawsuit-state $6,500,000
Avon Products, Inc. Cerberus Capital Management benefit plan administrator violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $6,250,000
Beverly Enterprises Inc. Fillmore Capital Partners benefit plan administrator violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $6,250,000
PharMerica Drug Systems Inc. KKR & Co. HHS civil monetary penalties 2005 HHSOIG $5,975,000
Dollar Financial Lone Star Funds wage and hour violation 2006 private lawsuit-state $5,800,000
ResCare Iowa Inc. Onex False Claims Act 2015 DOJ_CIVIL $5,630,000
Party City Thomas H. Lee Partners wage and hour violation 2005 private lawsuit-state $5,500,000
Rural/Metro Corporation, Rural/Metro of Central Alabama, Inc., and Mercury Ambulance Service, Inc. dba Rural/Metro Ambulance KKR & Co. False Claims Act 2012 USAO $5,426,000
Rural/Metro Corporation KKR & Co. False Claims Act 2012 USAO $5,400,000
Hovensa L.L.C. ArcLight Capital Partners environmental violation 2011 EPA (*) $5,375,000
Vons Cerberus Capital Management employment discrimination 2000 private lawsuit-state $5,217,000
Corporate Express Office Products Sycamore Partners Management False Claims Act 2006 DOJ_CIVIL $5,020,000
Fresh Market Apollo Global Management wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $5,000,000
Staples Sycamore Partners Management wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-state $5,000,000
Jo-Ann Stores Leonard Green & Partners wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-state $5,000,000
99 Cents Only Ares Management wage and hour violation 2004 private lawsuit-state $4,900,000
Moran Foods Onex wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $4,500,000
Albertson's Cerberus Capital Management wage and hour violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $4,500,000
Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. Ares Management wage and hour violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $4,400,000
PetSmart Inc. BC Partners product safety violation 2016 CPSC $4,250,000
CEC Entertainment Apollo Global Management wage and hour violation 2004 private lawsuit-state $4,240,000
California Pizza Kitchen Golden Gate Capital wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-state $4,000,000
Acuity Specialty Products, Inc., New Mountain Capital environmental violation 2007 EPA $3,800,000
PetSmart BC Partners wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $3,800,000
Boston Market Sun Capital Partners wage and hour violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $3,750,000
Friendly's Ice Cream, LLC Sun Capital Partners wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $3,535,000
TeleCheck Services, Inc. KKR & Co. consumer protection violation 2014 FTC $3,500,000
99 Cents Only Ares Management wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-state $3,200,000
99 Cents Only Ares Management wage and hour violation 2007 private lawsuit-state $3,200,000
Vons Cerberus Capital Management employment discrimination 2007 private lawsuit-state $3,043,974
Safeway division of Albertson's Companies Cerberus Capital Management Controlled Substances Act violation 2017 DEA $3,000,000
Boston Market Sun Capital Partners wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $3,000,000
Sav-On Drugs Cerberus Capital Management employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-state $3,000,000
Borden Chemical, Inc Apollo Global Management environmental violation 2002 EPA $3,000,000
Exactech Inc. TPG Capital kickbacks and bribery 2010 USAO $2,990,000
Talbots Sycamore Partners Management wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-state $2,950,000
Payless Shoesource Golden Gate Capital wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $2,900,000
Guitar Center Ares Management wage and hour violation 2006 private lawsuit-state $2,900,000
Corporate Express Sycamore Partners Management employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-state $2,900,000
American Medical Response Inc. KKR & Co. False Claims Act 2011 USAO $2,700,000
ADT LLC Apollo Global Management wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $2,700,000
Lifepoint Hospitals, Inc. Apollo Global Management False Claims Act 2013 DOJ_CIVIL $2,522,502
Rural/Metro Corporation KKR & Co. False Claims Act 2007 DOJ_CIVIL $2,500,000
Transworld Systems, Inc. Platinum Equity consumer protection violation 2017 CFPB $2,500,000
Pharmerica KKR & Co. False Claims Act 2015 USAO $2,500,000
Sedgwick Claims Management KKR & Co. wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-state $2,500,000
CEC Entertainment Apollo Global Management wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $2,500,000
Petco Animal Supplies CVC Capital Partners wage and hour violation 2002 private lawsuit-state $2,500,000
Alliedbarton Security Services LLC Warburg Pincus employment screening violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $2,400,000
Albertson's Cerberus Capital Management wage and hour violation 2006 private lawsuit-federal $2,350,000
Gymboree Bain Capital wage and hour violation 2006 private lawsuit-state $2,275,000
Higher One, Incorporated Providence Equity Partners banking violation 2015 FED $2,231,250
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