Peter T. Leach is editor-at-large with the JOC. He is based in New York.

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With its management flexibility constrained by a fractured ownership structure, SEKO Logistics has brought in a private equity partner to recapitalize its balance sheet, transform its many local joint venture owners around the globe into shareholders and provide the resources to grow through acquisitions.

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