Cascade Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Cascade Investments’ most common sector for investment is leisure (100%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (100%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Four Seasons Hotels for $3.8B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity1
    • M&A Buy Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1

Cascade Investments LLC

2365 Carillon Point,
Kirkland, Washington 98033
United States
(425)889-7900

Cascade Investments is the private investment vehicle for Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The Firm invests in public equity, fixed income, alternative assets and direct investments. Cascade was formed in 1994 and is based in Kirkland, Washington.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Manufacturing, Marine, Media, Software, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $3.8B $3.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  1

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Four Seasons Hotels Inc. 2007-02-12 3.8B USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Toronto, Ontario · www.fourseasons.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Leisure 1 (100%) 3.8B (100%) 1 (100%) 3.8B (100%)
Total 1 $3.8B 1 $3.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 1 (100%) 3.8B (100%) 1 (100%) 3.8B (100%)
  Ontario 1 (100%) 3.8B (100%) 1 (100%) 3.8B (100%)
Total 1 $3.8B 1 $3.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (100%) 3.8B (100%) 1 (100%) 3.8B (100%)
Total 1 $3.8B 1 $3.8B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.8B
TOTAL $3.8B
Largest Four Seasons Hotels Inc.
$3.8B (2007-02-12)

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