Paulson Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Hedge Fund Profile

Paulson’s most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (34%) and leisure (34%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include going private (34%) and secondary buyout (34%). In total, Paulson has invested in 2 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Extended Stay America for $3.9B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1
  • M&A Advisors 4

Paulson & Co. Inc.

New York, New York
United States
www.paulsonco.com

Paulson & Co. Inc. is a diversified investment management firm focused on a variety of strategies. Paulson & Co. Inc. was formed in 1994 and is headquartered in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Distribution, Manufacturing, Restaurants

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout, Merger

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

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 2 1 - - - - 3
vol $4.4B $4.4B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  4

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. 2019-03-01 - Secondary Buyout
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.pfchangs.com
Extended Stay America, Inc. 2013-11-13 - IPO
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.extendedstayamerica.com
Steinway & Sons, Inc. 2013-08-14 512M USD Going Private
Hamburg, Germany · www.steinway.com
Extended Stay America, Inc. 2010-10-08 3.9B USD Special Situations/Distressed
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.extendedstayamerica.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Leisure - - 1 (33%) 3.9B (88%)
Consumer Products 1 (50%) 512M (100%) 1 (33%) 512M (12%)
Restaurants 1 (50%) - 1 (33%) -
Total 2 $512M 3 $4.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (50%) - 2 (67%) 3.9B (88%)
  Arizona 1 (50%) - 1 (33%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (33%) 3.9B (88%)
Germany 1 (50%) 512M (100%) 1 (33%) 512M (12%)
Total 2 $512M 3 $4.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (33%) 3.9B (88%)
Going Private 1 (50%) 512M (100%) 1 (33%) 512M (12%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (50%) - 1 (33%) -
Total 2 $512M 3 $4.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
1
Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C.
1
Ropes & Gray LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.9B
$100M to $1B 1 $512M
TOTAL $4.4B
Largest Extended Stay America, Inc.
$3.9B (2010-10-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)

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