Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

599 Lexington Ave. Suite 1800,
New York, New York 10022
United States,

Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) is a mega-sized, specialist private equity firm focused on investments in growth-oriented companies operating within the healthcare and technology/tech-enabled services industries. WCAS will consider small and large transactions; including venture investments, growth equity investments, buy-and-build transactions, public-to-private acquisitions, and corporate carve-outs. The Firm prefers control situations and generally seeks opportunities in the US. Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe was formed in 1979 and is based in New York City.

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In the last 3 years, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe has acquired 6 companies.

Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe’s most common sectors for investment are healthcare services (35%) and information technology (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (44%) and secondary buyout (16%). In total, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe has invested in 28 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired Dex Media for $7.1B.

In the last 3 years, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Bausch & Lomb for $8.7B.

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