Founded in 1984, Hellman and Friedman LLC is a private equity firm with a total of over $16 billion raised, and investments in over fifty companies. The Hellman and Friedman investment team includes forty-five investment professionals, fourteen of whom are managing directors who have been with the firm for over ten years.
The firm targets investments in several different sectors, including financial services, professional services, software and information services, and media. Based in San Francisco, Hellman and Friedman also maintain offices in New York and London. The firm approaches building value in investments with a strategy focused on preserving and enhancing human capital by implementing incentive measures and management retention programs.
Hellman and Friedman generally range between $200 million and $750 million, and take the form of restructurings, buyouts, and several types of minority investments.
Prominent companies the firm of Hellman and Friedman has invested in include Arch Capital Group Ltd., Sheridan Healthcare, the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., online direct marketing firm DoubleClick, Inc., and image clearinghouse Getty Images, Inc.
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