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February 09, 2016 9:57 PM ET

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Company Overview of Hellman & Friedman LLC

Company Overview

Hellman & Friedman LLC is a private equity firm specializing in leveraged recapitalizations, acquisitions, buys and builds, traditional buyouts, financial restructurings, growth investments, and numerous types of minority investments. It invests in public and private companies. The firm makes investments in marketing and professional services, asset management and other business and financial services, insurance, media, energy, healthcare, companies running clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies, industrials, vertical software and information services industries, data services, Internet and digital media, and media. It targets investments in companies based in North America with a focu...

One Maritime Plaza

12th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111

United States

Founded in 1984





Key Executives for Hellman & Friedman LLC

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Chairman of Investment Committee, and Chairman of Compensation Committee
Age: 47
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
Managing Director and General Counsel
Managing Director, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, and Member of Investment Committee
Age: 48
Managing Director and Member of Investment Committee
Age: 58
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Hellman & Friedman LLC Key Developments

Hellman & Friedman LLC Announces Management Changes

Hellman & Friedman LLC announced that Deepak Advani will be joining the firm as a Managing Director. The firm also announced the promotions of Zita Saurel and Stuart Banks to Managing Director. Mr. Advanijoins Hellman & Friedman's San Francisco team with nearly 20-years' experience in the software and technology sector with IBM. He most recently ran one of IBM's strategic initiatives as the General Manager of IBM Commerce. Prior to that, he was the General Manager of IBM's multi-billion dollar Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure division and also led IBM's predictive analytics business. Mr. Advani also served as the Global Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of eCommerce for Lenovo. Ms. Saurel joined the firm in 2005 in the London office. She has been actively involved in a number of its European investments and also has responsibility for the firm's capital markets activities in Europe. Mr. Banksjoined Hellman & Friedman in 2007 in the London office and serves as General Counsel for the firm in Europe. He helps lead negotiations on new investments and oversees firm and portfolio company matters in Europe. In addition, Hellman & Friedman announced the promotions of Stephen Ensley, Johannes Korp, Derek Zanutto, and Suzanne Kim to Director and Adrien Motte to Principal.

Pharmaceutical Product Development Reportedly Explores Sale, IPO

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) is exploring a sale or initial public offering (IPO) value it at between $7 billion and $8 billion, people familiar with the matter said. PPD will run an auction to sell itself early next year, but will pursue an initial public offering instead if the acquisition offers it receives do not meet its owners' valuation expectations, the people added. PPD is also looking to appoint financial advisors and also reaching out to investment banks for the same. PPD's private equity owners The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG) and Hellman & Friedman LLC, have contacted investment banks about appointing financial advisers to PPD, the people said.

Cabela's Reportedly Fielding Takeover Interest

Cabela's Incorporated (NYSE:CAB) is fielding potential takeover interest and evaluating whether to begin a sales process, people with knowledge of the matter said. Guggenheim Partners is advising Cabela's and has started contacting a small group of potential private equity buyers and strategic acquirers, said the people. Competitor Bass Pro Shops (BPS Direct, L.L.C) is working with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to help it explore a bid for Cabela’s, other people said. Cabela’s board has not authorized a formal strategic review or given advisers an official mandate to seek buyers, one of the people said. KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), Hellman & Friedman LLC and TPG Capital, L.P. may also be interested in bidding for Cabela's, the people said. Several buyout firms have expressed interest in Cabela’s valuing it at a per-share price in the mid- to high-$50s, two of the people said. The shares of Cabela's rose 10% to $46.10.

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