Fox Paine & Company, L.L.C
Saul A. Fox

Saul A. Fox
Chief Executive

Saul A. Fox, founded Fox Paine & Company, a private equity investment and advisory firm, in 1996 and served as Fox Paine’s chief executive from its inception.

Over Fox’s 40 year career in private equity, Fox orchestrated numerous acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, financings, and various other transactions in a broad array of industries, including property & casualty insurance and reinsurance, oil & natural gas exploration, production, and drilling, geophysical software development and distribution, independent alternative electrical power production, medical diagnostic devices and therapeutic instruments, budget lodging, and the manufacture and distribution (both wholesale & retail) of luxury perfumes, cosmetics, and related ‘high-end’ personal care products. In total, Fox completed 99 such transactions totaling $21 billion in which $1.7 billion of invested equity capital grew to $5.8 billion, providing investors with a 3.4x Return on Investment and a 39% average Internal Rate of Return.

Prior to founding Fox Paine, Fox was a general partner of Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts & Co. (“KKR”), a pioneering private equity investment firm, which Fox joined in 1984. During Fox’s 13 years at KKR, Fox led the firm’s successful acquisitions and divestitures of American Reinsurance (KKR’s first insurance company acquisition), Canadian General Insurance (KKR’s first international acquisition), and Motel 6 (which was one of the very first actively managed operating businesses to utilize the master limited partnership structure to effectuate an initial public offering).

Prior to joining KKR, Fox was an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP, specializing in tax and commercial law. Fox received a Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1978 and a baccalaureate degree (summa cum laude) from Temple University in 1975.  Fox was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Wyncote, a suburb of Philadelphia. Fox attended Cheltenham High School and Miquon Upper School, graduating in 1971. Fox fathered three children and resides in Miami Beach, Florida.