Farallon Capital Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Farallon Capital Management’s most common sectors for investment are digital media (20%) and engineering (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (20%) and going private (20%). In total, Farallon Capital Management has invested in 4 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Getty Images for $2.4B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). 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 Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Farallon Capital Management

One Maritime Plaza, Suite 2100,
San Francisco, California 94111
United States
(415) 421-2132
www.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
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Target EBITDA - -
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Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 4 1 - - - - 5
vol $2.4B $2.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 1 - - - - 2
vol $3.3B $3.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Contech Engineered Solutions LLC 2016-11-15 - Add-on Acquisition
West Chester, Ohio · www.conteches.com
GO-JEK 2016-08-04 - Growth Capital
Jakarta, Indonesia · www.go-jek.com
Getty Images, Inc. 2012-08-15 3.3B USD Secondary Buyout
Seattle, Washington · www.gettyimages.com
Contech Engineered Solutions LLC 2012-02-08 - Recapitalization
West Chester, Ohio · www.conteches.com
Getty Images, Inc. 2008-07-02 2.4B USD Going Private
Seattle, Washington · www.gettyimages.com
Sunset Gower Studios LLC 2007-08-01 - Secondary Buyout
Hollywood, California · www.sunsetgower.com
The Mills Corp. 2007-03-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Arlington, Vermont · www.millscorp.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Digital Media - - 1 (20%) 2.4B (100%)
Engineering - - 1 (20%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Media 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Real Estate 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 3 - 5 $2.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (67%) - 4 (80%) 2.4B (100%)
  Vermont 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
  California 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
  Washington - - 1 (20%) 2.4B (100%)
  Ohio - - 1 (20%) -
Indonesia 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Domestic 2 (67%) - 4 (80%) 2.4B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 3 - 5 $2.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Going Private - - 1 (20%) 2.4B (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Growth Capital 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (20%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 3 - 5 $2.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (50%) 3.3B (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $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
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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