Farallon Capital Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Asset Manager Profile

In the last 3 years, Farallon Capital Management has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Farallon Capital Management’s most common sectors for investment areengineering (20%) and internet software and services (20%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (20%) and venture (20%). In total, Farallon Capital Management has invested in 5 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Getty Images for $2.4B.

In the last 3 years, Farallon Capital Management has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (25%). Farallon Capital Management’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Getty Images for $3.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12

Farallon Capital Management

One Maritime Plaza, Suite 2100,
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
(415) 421-2132
www.faralloncapital.com
lbane@faralloncapital.com

Farallon Capital Management is a private investment firm that targets a variety of investment strategies throughout the world. The Firm pursues investments that include public and private debt and equity securities, direct investments in private companies, and real estate. Farallon is especially interested in investments that include a key event (such as a merger, restructuring, recapitalization or other major change) that has the potential for an appreciation of the value of a particular investment. Farallon's direct investment group makes debt, preferred stock or equity investments in businesses with substantial franchise value, healthy cash flow, and motivated management who have invested alongside the Firm. Farallon Capital Management was formed in 1986 and is based in San Francisco, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Financial Services, Real Estate

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 6 2 1 1 - - 10
vol $2.4B $2.4B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - 1 1 - - 4
vol $3.3B $3.3B
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Desmet Ballestra Ethanol GmbH 2022-04-22 - Secondary Buyout
Graz, Austria · www.desmetballestra.com
PT GoTo Gojek Tokopedia Tbk 2022-04-11 - IPO
Jakarta, Indonesia · www.gotocompany.com
PT Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa 2021-05-17 - Merger
Jakarta, Indonesia · www.gojek.com
Fog Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2021-03-01 - Venture
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.fogpharma.com
BioAtla, Inc. 2020-07-15 - Venture
San Diego, California · www.bioatla.com
Atento S.A. 2020-05-07 - Stake Purchase
Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.atento.com
Contech Engineered Solutions LLC 2016-11-15 - Trade Sale
West Chester, Ohio · www.conteches.com
PT Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa 2016-08-04 - Growth Capital
Jakarta, Indonesia · www.gojek.com
PT GoTo Gojek Tokopedia Tbk 2016-08-04 - Consolidation
Jakarta, Indonesia · www.gotocompany.com
Getty Images, Inc. 2012-08-15 3.3B USD Secondary Sale
Seattle, Washington · www.gettyimages.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Engineering 1 (25%) - 2 (20%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (20%) -
Life Science 2 (50%) - 2 (20%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (10%) 2.4B (100%)
Business Services 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
Media - - 1 (10%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (10%) -
Total 4 - 10 $2.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (50%) - 6 (60%) 2.4B (100%)
  California 1 (25%) - 2 (20%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
  Washington - - 1 (10%) 2.4B (100%)
  Vermont - - 1 (10%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (10%) -
Indonesia - - 2 (20%) -
Austria 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
Luxembourg 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
Domestic 2 (50%) - 6 (60%) 2.4B (100%)
Cross-border 2 (50%) - 4 (40%) -
Total 4 - 10 $2.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 1 (25%) - 2 (20%) -
Venture 2 (50%) - 2 (20%) -
Going Private - - 1 (10%) 2.4B (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (10%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (10%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (10%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (10%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (25%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 4 - 10 $2.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (25%) 3.3B (100%)
IPO 1 (25%) -
Merger 1 (25%) -
Trade Sale 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $3.3B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.4B
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest Getty Images, Inc.
$2.4B (2008-07-02)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $3.3B
TOTAL $3.3B
Largest Getty Images, Inc.
$3.3B (2012-08-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
2 (20%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
50%
2 (50%)

FAQ

When was Farallon Capital Management founded?

Farallon Capital Management was founded in 1986.

What type of investor is Farallon Capital Management?

Farallon Capital Management is an asset manager.

Where is Farallon Capital Management headquartered?

Farallon Capital Management is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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