Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C. is an American capital management firm that manages funds on behalf of institutions and individuals with significant capital. Based in San Francisco, the firm was founded by Thomas F. Steyer in March of 1986. As of September 2008, it has around 150 employees.
While it invests across the capital structure and in all asset classes, a large amount of its investments are in risk arbitrage, restructuring and recapitalization. Investments include public and private debt and equity securities, direct investments in private companies, and real estate. Farallon’s real estate investments span the United States, Europe, Latin America and India.