Farallon Funds Founding Investor’s Acquisition

Oct 23 2007 | 7:36am ET

Farallon Capital Management is helping out an old friend squeezed by the tightening credit markets.

The San Francisco hedge fund and GSO Capital Management will buy $500 million of high-yield debt to fund private equity firm Hellman & Friedman’s purchase of heating and cooling product company Goodman Global. Farallon founder Thomas Steyer worked at the private equity firm, also based San Francisco, before starting the hedge fund in 1986, and he remains a managing director at the firm. Hellman & Friedman was also a founding investor in Farallon.

Hellman & Friedman is paying $2.65 billion for Houston-based Goodman, which returns to private equity ownership. The company, which had been owned by the Goodman family and private equity firm Apollo Management, went public last year.


In Depth

Q&A: Old Hill's Stone On Private Debt, P2P And Credit Bubbles

Jun 6 2017 | 7:52pm ET

While institutional capital continues to flow into the broader private debt sector...

Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

Steinbrugge: Asia-Focused Hedge Funds Offer Great Opportunities

Jun 23 2017 | 3:33pm ET

Emerging market strategies have outperformed their developed-market peers for five...

 

From the current issue of