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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP (KKR) is a global investment firm founded by Jerome Kohlberg, Henry Kravis, and George Roberts. The Firm is separated into three business segments which include private markets, public markets, and capital markets and principal activities. KKR's private equity practice invests in management buyouts, take privates, corporate divestitures, industry consolidations, and partnerships with family-owned companies. KKR will consider investments in a broad range of industries located in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. Sectors of interest include chemicals, consumer products, energy and natural resources, financial services, healthcare, industrial, media/communications, retail, and technology. In addition to its traditional principal investment activity business, KKR also invests in infrastructure assets. KKR was formed in 1976, is based in New York City, and has offices throughout the globe.
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|Sector (Retail)||5 of 16|
|Type (Going Private)||5 of 27|
|State (New Jersey)||3 of 7|
|Country (United States)||20 of 178|
|Year (2005)||2 of 8|
|Size (of disclosed)||15 of 90|
MTU Aero Engines
MTU Aero Engines is a manufacturer and maintenance services for civil and military aero engines and industrial gas turbines. MTU Aero Engines was founded in 1913 and is based in Munich, Germany.
Evansville, Indiana, United States
Accuride Corp. is a manufacturer and supplier of wheels and wheel-end components to the global commercial vehicle markets. The company’s products include steel and aluminum commercial vehicle wheels and wheel‐end components and assemblies; and steel wheels for the European automotive and global agricultural, construction, and industrial equipment markets. Accuride Corp. was founded in 1986 and is based in Evansville, Indiana.
GB Merchant Partners (GB) is the private investment arm of the Gordon Brothers Group. GB looks to make traditional private equity investments as well as provide structured loans and acquire secondary debt instruments. Within private equity, GB seeks investments in all segments of the consumer products and services sectors, including retail, distribution, wholesale, licensing and manufacturing. Target companies 'usually have meaningful brand equity, or a product or service that is capable of creating a leading and defensible market position'. Prospective transactions include management buyouts, growth capital financings, as well as restructurings or turnarounds. GB is based in Boston with an additional office in New York City.
|Overall||9 of 19|
|Sector (Retail)||7 of 11|
|Type (Going Private)||1 of 3|
|State (New Jersey)||3 of 4|
|Country (United States)||6 of 11|
|Year (2005)||1 of 1|
|Size (of disclosed)||1 of 3|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Dollarama is a dollar store chain own and operates over 330 stores in six provinces. The Company's stores offer a wide assortment of quality everyday merchandise at a fixed price point of $1.00. Dollarama was founded in 1992 and is based in Montreal, Canada.
Highland Heights, Ohio, United States
Things Remembered, Inc. is a personalized gift chain providing solutions for all gift-giving occasions through more than 650 stores across the U.S. and through its catalogs and website. The Company specializes in personalizing gifts through its engraving and monogramming technology.
Bain Capital Private Equity (BCPE), is the private equity investment arm of alternative asset management firm, Bain Capital. BCPE targets leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions in a wide variety of industries including information technology, communications, media, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing, retail/consumer, and financial services. Bain Capital is based in Boston with additional offices in New York, London, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Munich.
|Overall||34 of 217|
|Sector (Retail)||4 of 12|
|Type (Going Private)||1 of 19|
|State (New Jersey)||2 of 6|
|Country (United States)||26 of 114|
|Year (2005)||2 of 8|
|Size (of disclosed)||8 of 67|
Alliance Laundry Systems
Ripon, Wisconsin, United States
Alliance Laundry Systems is a manufacturer of stand-alone commercial laundry equipment in North America. Alliance Laundry produces a full line of washing machines, dryers, and pressing machines under the brand names of Speed Queen, UniMac, Huebsch and Ajax.
Jack Wolfskin KGaA
Jack Wolfskin GmbH & Co. KGaA is a provider of functional outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment in Europe and the largest franchisor in the German specialist sports retail market. Jack Wolfskin products are currently available in more than 400 franchise stores and at 4,000 points of sale across Europe and Asia. Jack Wolfskin products feature a high degree of functionality, user-friendliness and innovation.
Vornado Realty Trust, is a fully integrated real estate company. Vornado owns and operates office, retail, and showroom properties with a large concentration in the NY Metro area and in the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area. Vornado has a long track record of investing in the retailing sector and currently owns 94 retail properties in seven states and Puerto Rico.
|Overall||1 of 1|
|Sector (Retail)||1 of 1|
|Type (Going Private)||1 of 1|
|State (New Jersey)||1 of 1|
|Country (United States)||1 of 1|
|Year (2005)||1 of 1|
|Size (of disclosed)||1 of 1|
Toys R Us
Wayne, New Jersey, United States
Toys “R” Us is a specialty toy and juvenile products retailer, selling merchandise globally through more than 1,600 stores in over 34 countries, and through the company’s websites. Toys 'R' Us was established in 1948 and is headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey.