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Mina Gerowin to receive European Industry Leadership Award

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Author: Hedgeweek.com

Mina Gerowin, managing director of Paulson Europe, will be the recipient of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds 2009 European Industry Leadership Award.

Gerowin will be presented with the award at a 100 Women in Hedge Funds fundraiser in London on 7 October 2009, to benefit the UK education charity Shine.

'We are thrilled that Mina Gerowin will accept the 100 Women in Hedge Funds' European Industry Leadership Award,' says Effie K. Datson, chair of 100 Women in Hedge Funds' London board. 'Mina has demonstrated the type of leadership and entrepreneurial acumen that has become synonymous with the industry; moreover, she is committed to contributing to the non profit activities that she is equally passionate about.'

Gerowin is managing director of Paulson Europe and a partner of Paulson & Co, specialising in European merger and event-driven investment, including distressed and restructuring investment and the risk arbitrage of both debt and equity.

Gerowin spent more than 25 years as a problem-solving private investor/operating executive and an investment banker. She has worked as an interim chief executive specializing in restructuring as well as mergers and acquisitions. She managed her own industrial acquisitions as a founding principal in an LBO partnership. The four LBO investments she made were sold with an aggregate return of close to 1000 per cent in seven years.

These activities encompassed a wide variety of projects from the acquisition of Mack Trucks for Renault, the emergence from bankruptcy of Smith International and Elsinore, restructurings of NTL out of bankruptcy, Nasdaq Europe to the restructuring of ailing steel trading, hotel, terminal, and others. She has participated in the creation of profitable internet businesses, the negotiation and sale of businesses and patents, and secured bank financing and venture funding for clients.

Gerowin's professional affiliations include more than seven years at Lazard Freres where she was banker to some of the largest transnational mergers of the 1980s. Subsequently, she ran the restructuring department at Dean Witter, before co-founding an LBO firm. From 1991 to1994 she was a managing director of Golodetz Holdings. Prior to banking, she practiced corporate and securities law in the US and Switzerland.