Paulson Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Paulson has acquired 1 company.

Paulson’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (50%) and restaurants (50%). The Firm’s most common investment types include going private (50%) and secondary buyout (50%). In total, Paulson has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Steinway & Sons for $512M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity2
    • M&A Buy Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 1 - - - 1 - 2
vol $512M $512M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  2

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
Steinway & Sons, Inc. 2013-08-14 512M USD Going Private
Hamburg, Germany · www.steinway.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products 1 (50%) 512M (100%) 1 (50%) 512M (100%)
Restaurants 1 (50%) - 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $512M 2 $512M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 1 (50%) 512M (100%) 1 (50%) 512M (100%)
United States 1 (50%) - 1 (50%) -
  Arizona 1 (50%) - 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $512M 2 $512M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Going Private 1 (50%) 512M (100%) 1 (50%) 512M (100%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (50%) - 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $512M 2 $512M

Top M&A Advisors

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

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $512M
TOTAL $512M
Largest Steinway & Sons, Inc.
$512M (2013-08-14)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%

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