Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity and investment firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The firm was formed in January 2001, when the merchant banking group of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc., a global investment banking firm, spun out to become an independent firm upon the acquisition of Wasserstein Perella by Dresdner Bank.
The firm manages capital on behalf of the Wasserstein family and leading institutional and individual investors, including public and corporate pension funds, foreign governmental entities, endowments and foundations and high net worth families. Our investment activities are currently conducted through two entities: Wasserstein Partners, which focuses on mid-market leveraged buyout investments, and Wasserstein Debt Opportunities, which focuses on high yield bonds and leveraged loans.
Family Office Heritage and Advantages
The senior partners worked closely with Mr. Bruce Wasserstein for many years to help manage the Wasserstein Family’s investments and assets through Wasserstein & Co. Mr. Wasserstein, who passed away in 2009, had a storied career over 40 years in business, finance, media, law and investment banking, and had been chairman and chief executive officer of two prominent global investment banking firms, Wasserstein Perella Group Inc. and Lazard Ltd. The family office heritage is infused throughout Wasserstein & Co.’s investment philosophy and strategy, which we believe benefits our investment partners. Along with the Wasserstein Family, all of our senior partners invest their own capital in each of our investment funds.