One Maritime Plaza, Suite 2100,
San Francisco, California 94111
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.
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Farallon Capital Management’s most common sectors for investment are digital media (25%) and engineering (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%) and going private (25%). In total, Farallon Capital Management has invested in 4 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Getty Images for $2.4B.
The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%). Farallon Capital Management’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Getty Images for $3.3B.
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