Hellman & Friedman LLC (H&F)

Total AUM: $35 Billion
Capital Raised: $10.9 Billion
Headquarters: San Francisco, United States

H&F, founded in 1984 by Warren Hellman and Tully Friedman, is an American private equity firm, that makes investments primarily through leveraged buyouts and minority growth capital investments. H&F has focused its efforts on several core target industries including media, financial services, professional services and information services. The firm tends to avoid asset intensive or other industrial businesses (e.g., manufacturing, chemicals, transportation). H&F is based in San Francisco, with offices in New York and London, and owns top companies like Young & Rubicam, NASDAQ; Nielson, Formula 1, Getty Images, Franklin Templeton, Sedgewick; Wood MacKenzie, Grosvenor, Axle Springs, Activant, Iris and Intergraph.