Fortune: Joe Lieberman joins private equity firm
January 2nd, 2014
12:34 PM ET
4 months ago

Fortune: Joe Lieberman joins private equity firm

FORTUNE – Joe Lieberman has found a new calling: Private equity.

The former U.S. Senator and vice presidential candidate today announced that he has joined Victory Park Capital, a $1.3 billion firm that focuses on small-cap public companies and mid-market private companies, often at times of distress. Portfolio companies include Jamba Juice, Kabbage and Silver Airways.

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  1. Tampa Tim

    Is there room for McCain and Graham too? Hope they join Joe soon.

    January 2, 2014 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Joe Judas Lieberman is following in Willard's footsteps. Thank goodness he's out of the Senate.

    January 2, 2014 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  3. Tampa Tim

    There is a rumor that Joltin' Joe Biden is in southern FL. Hope they treat him well, and he will be able to see the potential greatness once Rick Scott is no longer governor. Hey Joe, on your next visit, Tampa is nice too!

    January 2, 2014 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  4. Sheila

    he's been a traitor for years – all you have to is wave enough cash in front of his eyes

    January 2, 2014 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  5. ThinkAgain

    Great photo of Lieberman standing in front of the Dept of Homeland Security sign – Joe, being the good repub he is, will waste no time in selling out our country to the highest bidder.

    Ka-CHING!

    January 2, 2014 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  6. yolanda

    Yup, Lieberman had the goolies to run and be elected on a third party ticket. He remains a registered Democrat, so why the hate @Dutch? What was his crime that has you so incensed?

    January 2, 2014 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  7. rs

    Others in Congress (especially the "career" members) should take note.

    January 2, 2014 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  8. Fair is Fair

    God Bless Free Enterprise!!!!

    January 2, 2014 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  9. Gurgyl

    America, enough is enough–kick these GOP thugs. Vote out all these idiots of GOP block. God bless!!

    January 2, 2014 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  10. tom l

    @Gurgyl

    Joe Lieberman was a democrat and then switched to independent when he was primaried by a more "acceptable" democrats. Thanks for playing.

    January 2, 2014 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  11. Lizzie

    ThinkAgain, Joe Lieberman voted 99.99% with the democrats, so what makes him now a republican?????

    January 2, 2014 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  12. Smitty

    Great way for the country to start the new year, our pres won BIGGEST LIAR OF THE YEAR , no wonder everyone wants off his team.

    January 2, 2014 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  13. A True Conservative

    Hilarious – Joe was Democrat turned Independent – voted and caucused with the Democrats.....now the usual suspects from the left are trying to tell us that he is a good Republican. All I can say is good for you Joe – I wish you well in your new career. Now if we can get a few more Democrats to see the error of their ways and come to the light.....

    January 2, 2014 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  14. Fair is Fair

    Lizzie

    ThinkAgain, Joe Lieberman voted 99.99% with the democrats, so what makes him now a republican?????
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    Shhhhhh... they don't like facts....

    January 2, 2014 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  15. Thomas

    Joe Lieberman has found a new calling ?
    Money , Joe was a lobbyist for credit card companies the whole time he was in office .

    New Calling , What do you call new ?

    January 2, 2014 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  16. Tampa Tim

    Lizzie – Lieberman endorsed his traveling companion, McCain, in 2008. Some felt it was because he was promised the VP slot on the McCain ticket, and he was blind sided by the right. At any rate, by the time he left office, he had an approval rating of 30%, and only 24% felt he deserved reelection. Most of us disliked him because he voted against the democratic causes he endorsed. 99.9% is a made up number not reflecting reality.

    January 2, 2014 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  17. Ol' Yeller

    Joe started out as a Dem and was even on the ticket as VP when he chose to speak at the Republic Nationaal Convention and dog on the Dems after he got primaried and beat (then ran as a Independent and won back his seat). We have had our ins and outs and ups and downs with Joe, but his career choice here pretty much shows where his loyalties actually lie, huh?
    Unlike the republicants, you can be a Democrat and not agree with the party 100% of the time. Unlike the republicants which is quickly becoming a party where if you are not to the right of Darth Vader, they pull your card and kick you out.
    One of the many reasons they are a slowly dying party, now being made up of a strange conglomeration of NASCAR fans, KKK members, the uber weatlhy (AKA- the Masters), Evangalists, and those people too ignorant to understand politics, economics, math, history, and common courtesy.

    January 2, 2014 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  18. tom l

    @Tampa Timmy
    "At any rate, by the time he left office, he had an approval rating of 30%, and only 24% felt he deserved reelection"

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    LOL. That comment was taken directly from Wikipedia. Hilarious. Oh, and he won reelection after your party primaried him because he wasn't a pure enough liberal (sound familiar?). Other than the war on terror, Timmy, tell me one issue where he voted against "democratic causes". You are too awesome sometimes.

    January 2, 2014 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  19. IA

    If you liberals (ie TT, Thunk a What, Dutch etc....) keep denegrating "Free Enterprise" , Your government handouts will be in jeopardy. Then what hand will feed you?

    January 2, 2014 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  20. Fair is Fair

    Tampa Tim

    Lizzie – Lieberman endorsed his traveling companion, McCain, in 2008. Some felt it was because he was promised the VP slot on the McCain ticket, and he was blind sided by the right. At any rate, by the time he left office, he had an approval rating of 30%, and only 24% felt he deserved reelection. Most of us disliked him because he voted against the democratic causes he endorsed. 99.9% is a made up number not reflecting reality.
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    Many of us on the right would have fully embraced Lieberman as VP on the McCain ticket. In fact, it may have won McCain the election. I digress... I cannot prove a negative (although the left loved to try to do just that all the time). How much you forget that Lieberman provided you a critical vote on Obamacare. Timmy, Timmy, Timmy...

    January 2, 2014 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  21. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Lizzie – Lieberman endorsed his traveling companion, McCain, in 2008.
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    Hence my reference to calling him Joe "Judas."

    January 2, 2014 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  22. Rudy NYC

    Lizzie

    ThinkAgain, Joe Lieberman voted 99.99% with the democrats, so what makes him now a republican?????
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    I don't know what the percentage actually is, but your figure is too high. Joe campaigned for McCain, and initially voted against most every major piece of legislation the Obama administration put forth. Joe was as anti-Obama as they come. He stopped caucusing with Democrats, and that was that.

    January 2, 2014 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  23. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    If you liberals (ie TT, Thunk a What, Dutch etc....) keep denegrating "Free Enterprise" , Your government handouts will be in jeopardy. Then what hand will feed you?
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    Here's a handout for you. 280 profitable Fortune 500 companies are being federally subsidized. Why do they need a subsidy if they're profitable and why is it ok for them to stash their money in tax havens?

    January 2, 2014 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  24. Fair is Fair

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Lizzie – Lieberman endorsed his traveling companion, McCain, in 2008.
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    Hence my reference to calling him Joe "Judas."
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    Joe Lieberman endorsed McCain because the 2 were (and still are) very, very close friends. In that sense, calling him "Judas" is 180 degrees from what the term really means. Calling him the "anti-Judas" is far more appropriate.

    January 2, 2014 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  25. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair"

    Many of us on the right would have fully embraced Lieberman as VP on the McCain ticket. In fact, it may have won McCain the election. I digress... I cannot prove a negative (although the left loved to try to do just that all the time). How much you forget that Lieberman provided you a critical vote on Obamacare. Timmy, Timmy, Timmy...
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    You might be right. So, using his infinite wisdom and maverick values, he recruited a provincial politician, Sarah Palin.

    January 2, 2014 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
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