Forstmann Little Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Forstmann Little’s most common sectors for investment are aerospace (12%) and chemicals (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%) and divestiture (23%). In total, Forstmann Little has invested in 7 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1996 when it acquired Community Health Systems for $1.1B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (25%). Forstmann Little’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 1996 when it sold The Thompson Minwax for $830M.

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  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 2

Forstmann Little & Co.

767 5th Ave.,
New York, New York 10153
United States,
(212)355-5656

Forstmann Little & Co. is a private investment firm focused on investments in aerospace, consumer products/services, communications, technology, education, and healthcare companies. The Firm will consider investments in both public and private companies. Forstmann Little was most active in the 80s and 90s. Despite it's size and history, the Firm does not maintain a website. Forstmann Little was formed in 1978 and is based in New York City.


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