Onex Corporation

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Onex Corporation
Type Public company, Holding company
Industry Private Equity
Founded 1984
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people Gerald W. Schwartz
Products Private equity funds, Leveraged buyouts
Website www.onex.com

Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms with a long, established track record and a disciplined, active-ownership approach to investing. Onex focuses on creating long-term value by building industry-leading businesses in partnership with outstanding management teams. As an active owner, as of December 31, 2013, the Company has built more than 75 businesses, completing approximately 440 acquisitions with a total value of approximately $50 billion. Onex’ long-term project returns have generated a gross multiple of capital invested of 3.0 times from its core private equity activities since inception, resulting in a 28 percent gross compound IRR on realized, substantially realized and publicly traded investments. The Company is guided by an ownership culture focused on achieving strong absolute growth, with an emphasis on capital preservation. With an experienced management team, significant financial resources and no debt at the parent company, Onex is well-positioned to continue to acquire and build businesses.

Onex manages its capital as well as capital entrusted to it by other investors from around the world, including public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, banks, insurance companies and others.

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  • ONEX (company website)