Paulson & Co.

Paulson & Co.

Paulson & Co.

Overview
Date Founded

1994

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

120

Industries

Hedge Funds
Accounting & Financial Services
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Paulson's investment strategies are all based on the same underlying investment philosophy of capital preservation and low correlation to the broad markets. They perform fundamental and legal analysis on investments, including reviews of company financials and review of legal documentation related to proposed investment opportunities. The firm's products are provided through collective investment vehicles, including both domestic partnerships and offshore private investment companies, and separately managed accounts that deploy all or a subset of the firm's investment strategies. Paulson's investment objective is to achieve positive excess returns through trading the securities and/or derivatives thereon of companies that are the subject of proposed changes in corporate structure or control such as tender offers, mergers, spin-offs, proxy contests, liquidations, recapitalizations, restructurings and bankruptcy reorganizations.

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Executives & Employees

Founder

Chief Financial Officer

Partner, Co-Portfolio Manager & Director of Research

Partner

Partner

Partner & Senior Vice President

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Recent Transactions
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Tri-Artisan Capital Partners purchases P. F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. from Centerbridge Partners LP

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Paulson & Co. purchases Brightsphere Investment Uk Ltd.

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Frutarom Industries Ltd. purchases Enzymotec Ltd.

Transaction Clients
Investment Advisor

Advised on Frutarom Industries Ltd. purchases Enzymotec Ltd.

Transaction Advisors
Legal Advisor

Advised onPaulson & Co. purchases Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onPaulson & Co., Dune Capital Management LP, Stone Point Capital LLC, J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC, Soros Strategic Partners LP, IMB Management Holdings LP, MSD Capital LP /Private Equity purchase IndyMac Bank FSB from Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Escrow Agent

Advised onExtended Stay America, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Legal Advisor

Advised onExtended Stay America, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Legal Advisor

Advised onPaulson & Co. purchases Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc.

Associate

Advised onExtended Stay America, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Advisors & Consultants
Auditor

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC provides assurance, tax and advisory services. Its services include audit and assurance, consulting, deals, human resources, legal, tax, and family business. The firm also offers accountability, risk management, structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and performance and process improvement. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Buffalo, NY.

Custodian

Founded in 1969, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is an SEC-registered broker/dealer headquartered in New York City. The firm is the primary broker subsidiary of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). They are a member of FINRA. Morgan Stanley & Co. provides debt and equity services including underwriting, M&A advice, securities dealing and brokerage and trade execution. Their client base ranges from large global institutional investors to hedge funds at the cutting edge of innovation in the industry.The firm's Sales & Trading division offers cash and electronic trading platforms where Morgan Stanley acts as principal (including as a market maker) and agent in executing transactions globally in equity and equity-related products. These products include equity swaps, options, warrants and futures overlying individual securities, indices and baskets of securities and other equity-related products. Morgan Stanley's Institutional Equity division is a global leader in the origination, distribution and trading of equity, equity-linked and equity-derivative securities. Their Fixed Income team deals in a diverse range of products including interest rate and currency products, credit products, derivatives and commodities.

Consultant

Economic Advisor at Advisors Capital Management LLC

Legal Advisor

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Real Estate Agent

Executive Managing Director, Brokerage at Newmark Knight Frank

Clients

DI Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of semiconductor testing equipment. It operates through the following business divisions: Semiconductor Testing Equipment, Electronic Parts, Environmental Facilities, and Audio Equipment. Its products include multi flexibility tester, monitoring, test, and wafer level burn-in testers, burn-in board, wafer test board, electromagnetic wave shielding and absorber, thermal interface material, hydro block, ultraviolet disinfection system, sludge collector, all-in-one music center, headphone amplifiers, and audios. The company was founded on March 16, 1961 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Investments
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co. engages in the provision of pre-K-12 education solutions, delivering content, technology, services, and media. It operates through the Education and HMH Books & Media. The Education segment provides educational products, technology platforms and services. The segment primarily develops, markets and sells consumer books in print and digital formats and licenses book rights to other publishers and electronic businesses. The company was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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Extended Stay America, Inc. engages in the operation and owning of hotels in North America. It operates through the Owned Hotels, and Franchise and Management segments. The Owned Hotels segment includes the earnings derived from the operation of the company-owned hotel properties and other hotel revenues. The Franchise and Management segment consists of earnings under contracts and agreements with third parties. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

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HealthMarkets, Inc. provides health and life insurance services to individuals, families and small businesses. Its products include health plans and supplemental plans. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in North Richland Hills, TX.

Suppliers
Digital Theater Systems Appliances & Electronics | Calabasas, California

DTS, Inc. engages in the provision of audio solutions to consumer electronic devices. Its solutions enables recording, delivery, and playback of audio. The company was founded by Terry Beard in 1990 and is headquartered in Calabasas, CA.

Awards & Honors
Rank #11
2012
Hedge Fund Journal - 50 Largest US Managers
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