Limited liability company
Eric WarburgLionel Pincus
450 Lexington Avenue New York City, New York, United States
Charles R. KayeJoseph P. LandyTimothy F. Geithner
Investments, private equity funds
History of private equityand venture capital
(Origins of modern private equity)•
(Leveraged buyout boom)•
(Leveraged buyout and the venture capital bubble)•
(Dot-com bubble to the credit crunch)
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Warburg Pincus, LLC
is an American global private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe, Brazil, China and India. It has been a private equity investor since 1966. The firm currently has approximately $30 billion
in assets under management and invests in a range of sectors including consumer, industrial and services (CIS), energy, financial services, health care, technology, media and telecommunication TMT and real estate. Warburg Pincus is a growth investor
and its active portfolio of more than 125 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography. Warburg Pincus has raised 13 private equity funds which have invested more than $40 billion in over 650 companies in more than 30 countries.
Warburg Pincus also has a long history as a leading investor in the information and communication technology sectors, including investments in Avaya, BEA Systems, Bharti Tele-Ventures, Cassatt, Harbour Networks, NeuStar, Systinet, Telcordia and VERITAS Software.
1.1 Founding and early history
1.2 Initial public offerings
1.3 Venture capital
1.4 Growth capital
1.5 Late-stage and special situations
1.6 Fight over the Warburg name
2 See also
4 External links
Founding and early history
The firm traces its history to 1939, when Eric Warburg of the Warburg banking family founded a company under the name E.M. Warburg & Co. Its first address was 52 William Street, New York, the Kuhn Loeb building. Throughout the early post-war period, the firm remained a small office of not more than 20 employees. In 1966, E.M. Warburg merged with Lionel I. Pincus & Co, forming a new company that eventually became known as E.M. Warburg, Pincus & Co.
In 1965, when Eric Warburg retired to Germany, control was handed to Lionel Pincus, a partner in the Ladenburg Thalmann investment bank, and the working language of the office switched from German to English. Lionel ran the company from 1966 to 2002, and died in 2009.
Warburg Pincus began investing in Europe in 1983 and opened its first office in Asia in 1994. It has invested more than $5 billion in Europe; more than $3 billion in India
and more than $3.3 billion in China. The firm is headquartered in New York and has offices in Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, San Francisco, São Paulo and Shanghai, with administrative offices in Amsterdam, Luxembourg and Mauritius.
The firm is structured as a global partnership led by co-presidents Charles Kaye and Joseph Landy.
Kaye has been with Warburg Pincus since 1986 and worked to launch the Asian operations. Landy has been with the firm since 1985, focusing on investments in information technology, communications applications and structured investments. Approximately 40% of the firm’s investments are outside of the U.S.
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