KKR Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, KKR has acquired 75 companies. It has also invested in 56 others.

KKR’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (8%) and information technology (5%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (23%) and growth capital (15%). In total, KKR has invested in 33 US states and 37 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Energy Future Holdings for $44.4B.

In the last 3 years, KKR has exited 51 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (38%). KKR’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Biomet for $13.4B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity533
    • M&A Buy Activity383
    • M&A Sell Activity150
  • Total Sectors Invested 55
  • Total Countries Invested 37
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 234
  • M&A Advisors 75

KKR & Co. L.P.

9 West 57 Street, Suite 4200,
New York, New York 10019
United States
(212) 750-8300
www.kkr.com
info@kkr.com

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Digital Media, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Safety/Security, Semiconductors, Software, Staffing, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, PIPE, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase, Joint Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific, Australia/New Zealand, Central Asia/India, Middle East

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (34.0/yr) # 213 39 33 30 37 31 383
vol $297.6B $18.0B $12.0B $3.0B $12.7B $20.9B $364.2B
Sell (12.4/yr) # 88 11 14 14 12 11 150
vol $76.7B $2.0B $6.7B $1.0B $5.0B $16.3B $107.9B
  533

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Taylor’s Education Group 2021-11-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Subang Jaya, Malaysia · www.taylors.edu.my
CyrusOne, Inc. 2021-11-15 15.0B USD Going Private
Dallas, Texas · www.cyrusone.com
Wolt Enterprises Oy 2021-11-09 7.9B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Helsinki, Finland · www.wolt.com
Central Tank Terminal Co., Ltd. 2021-11-08 - Secondary Buyout
Tokyo, Japan · www.cttc.co.jp
SK E&S Co., Ltd. 2021-11-05 - Stake Purchase
Seoul,, South Korea · www.skens.com
Bettcher Industries, Inc. 2021-11-03 - Secondary Buyout
Birmingham, Ohio · www.bettcher.com
Biosynth Carbosynth Ltd 2021-11-01 - Secondary Buyout
St. Gallen, Switzerland · www.carbosynth.com
The Bountiful Co. - Sports & Active Nutrition Division 2021-10-04 - Secondary Buyout
Bohemia, New York
The PROBE Group 2021-09-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Melbourne, Australia · www.probegroup.com.au
Ritchies Transport 2021-08-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Timaru, New Zealand · www.ritchies.co.nz
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Angelica Corp. 2017-04-03 Angelica Corp. - Batavia Laundry Processing Facility 2021-11-17 3
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.angelica.com Batavia, New York
Ingersoll Rand Inc. 2013-07-30 Tuthill Pump Group 2021-11-02 20
Davidson, North Carolina · www.irco.com Alsip, Illinois
Hyperion Materials & Technologies, Inc. 2017-12-08 GLE Precision LLC 2021-09-09 6
Worthington, Ohio · www.hyperionmt.com Bridgeport, Michigan · www.gle-precision.com
Roompot Vakanties BV 2020-06-18 Landal GreenParks B.V. 2021-06-17 1
Goes, Netherlands · www.roompot.nl Den Haag, Netherlands · www.landal.com
OverDrive, Inc. 2019-12-24 Kanopy, Inc. 2021-06-09 3
Cleveland, Ohio · www.overdrive.com San Francisco, California · www.kanopy.com
Laureate Education, Inc. 2007-08-17 Laureate Education, Inc. - Higher Education Institutions 2021-05-28 8
Baltimore, Maryland · www.laureate.net Baltimore, Maryland
Angelica Corp. 2017-04-03 Angelica Corp. - Chicago laundry processing facility 2021-05-26 2
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.angelica.com Chicago, Illinois
Heartland Dental Care, Inc. 2018-03-07 American Dental Partners, Inc. 2021-05-14 1
Effingham, Illinois · www.heartlanddentalcare.com Wakefield, Massachusetts · www.amdpi.com
RBmedia 2018-07-16 McGraw Hill Professional Audiobook Publishing Business 2021-05-11 3
Landover, Maryland · www.rbmediaglobal.com New York, New York
Koki Holdings Co.Ltd. 2017-01-13 Koki’s Centrifuge 2021-04-19 1
Tokyo, Japan · www.koki-holdings.com Tokyo, Japan

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 19 (8%) - 29 (8%) 4.5B (1%)
Information Technology 13 (6%) 15.0B (18%) 19 (5%) 20.0B (5%)
Software 12 (5%) 5.3B (6%) 19 (5%) 18.7B (5%)
Financial Services 10 (4%) 8.3B (10%) 18 (5%) 37.3B (10%)
Healthcare Services 13 (6%) 11.9B (14%) 17 (4%) 44.9B (12%)
Retail 7 (3%) - 16 (4%) 24.7B (7%)
Communications 8 (3%) 6.0B (7%) 15 (4%) 22.4B (6%)
Food 10 (4%) 9.9B (12%) 15 (4%) 21.2B (6%)
Environmental 11 (5%) 7.4B (9%) 15 (4%) 7.4B (2%)
Life Science 7 (3%) - 14 (4%) 3.7B (1%)
Consumer Products 9 (4%) 625M (1%) 14 (4%) 2.8B (1%)
Business Services 8 (3%) - 12 (3%) 2.2B (1%)
Energy Services and Equipment 10 (4%) 1.2B (1%) 11 (3%) 1.2B (< 1%)
Education 9 (4%) 3.8B (4%) 10 (3%) 3.8B (1%)
Insurance 5 (2%) 4.3B (5%) 8 (2%) 4.3B (1%)
Media 3 (1%) - 8 (2%) 3.9B (1%)
Manufacturing 5 (2%) 2.3B (3%) 8 (2%) 2.8B (1%)
Building Materials 2 (1%) - 8 (2%) 2.5B (1%)
Medical Products 4 (2%) 1.7B (2%) 7 (2%) 14.4B (4%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 5 (2%) - 7 (2%) 7.2B (2%)
Transportation 3 (1%) - 7 (2%) 271M (< 1%)
Digital Media 4 (2%) - 7 (2%) -
Utilities 2 (1%) - 6 (2%) 51.8B (14%)
Machinery 4 (2%) 3.9B (5%) 6 (2%) 7.9B (2%)
Consumer Services 2 (1%) - 6 (2%) 4.9B (1%)
Leisure 4 (2%) - 6 (2%) -
Semiconductors 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) 3.9B (1%)
Automotive 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) 2.4B (1%)
Chemicals 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) 2.0B (1%)
Distribution 3 (1%) - 4 (1%) 7.1B (2%)
Renewable Energy 2 (1%) 1.0B (1%) 4 (1%) 1.0B (< 1%)
E-Commerce 4 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Restaurants 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (< 1%) 794M (1%) 3 (1%) 8.3B (2%)
Packaging 2 (1%) 1.1B (1%) 3 (1%) 4.4B (1%)
Aerospace 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) 1.7B (< 1%)
Engineering 1 (< 1%) - 3 (1%) 1.7B (< 1%)
Technology Hardware 1 (< 1%) - 3 (1%) 975M (< 1%)
Agriculture 1 (< 1%) - 3 (1%) -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Safety/Security 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) 1.1B (< 1%)
Infrastructure 1 (< 1%) 234M (< 1%) 2 (1%) 234M (< 1%)
Furniture 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Marine 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) -
Marketing 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Publishing 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) -
Real Estate 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) -
Information Services - - 1 (< 1%) 12.7B (3%)
Beverages - - 1 (< 1%) 1.8B (< 1%)
Staffing - - 1 (< 1%) 269M (< 1%)
Electronics 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (< 1%) -
Franchising 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Plastics 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 230 $84.7B 383 $364.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 93 (40%) 45.0B (53%) 162 (42%) 259.3B (72%)
  California 20 (9%) 5.3B (6%) 33 (9%) 11.9B (3%)
  Texas 12 (5%) 16.2B (19%) 19 (5%) 64.2B (18%)
  New York 10 (4%) 4.3B (5%) 15 (4%) 4.7B (1%)
  Ohio 4 (2%) - 7 (2%) 3.8B (1%)
  Illinois 5 (2%) - 6 (2%) 7.1B (2%)
  Maryland 4 (2%) 3.8B (4%) 6 (2%) 5.4B (2%)
  Colorado 4 (2%) - 6 (2%) -
  Tennessee 3 (1%) 9.9B (12%) 6 (2%) 52.6B (15%)
  North Carolina 3 (1%) 3.9B (5%) 6 (2%) 6.7B (2%)
  Georgia 2 (1%) - 6 (2%) 29.0B (8%)
  Massachusetts 5 (2%) - 5 (1%) -
  Florida 3 (1%) - 5 (1%) 2.5B (1%)
  Minnesota 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) 2.4B (1%)
  New Jersey 1 (< 1%) - 4 (1%) 11.5B (3%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (< 1%) - 4 (1%) 11.4B (3%)
  Virginia - - 3 (1%) 2.5B (1%)
  Oklahoma 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) 7.2B (2%)
  Connecticut 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) 1.8B (1%)
  Washington 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (1%) 11.9B (3%)
  Arizona - - 2 (1%) 8.3B (2%)
  Kentucky 1 (< 1%) 1.4B (2%) 1 (< 1%) 1.4B (< 1%)
  Wisconsin 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Utah 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Missouri 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Mississippi 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Michigan 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Alabama 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  West Virginia - - 1 (< 1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (< 1%) -
China 21 (9%) 794M (1%) 25 (7%) 794M (< 1%)
Germany 6 (3%) - 20 (5%) 14.7B (4%)
India 14 (6%) 1.7B (2%) 19 (5%) 1.7B (< 1%)
United Kingdom 11 (5%) 6.5B (8%) 19 (5%) 10.1B (3%)
Australia 11 (5%) 10.4B (12%) 14 (4%) 10.4B (3%)
Spain 9 (4%) 7.0B (8%) 14 (4%) 7.2B (2%)
France 6 (3%) - 13 (3%) 8.1B (2%)
Netherlands 3 (1%) 7.7B (9%) 13 (3%) 13.7B (4%)
Japan 7 (3%) 3.0B (4%) 9 (2%) 3.8B (1%)
Singapore 6 (3%) 2.1B (2%) 8 (2%) 4.8B (1%)
Canada 5 (2%) - 6 (2%) 2.6B (1%)
  Ontario 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) 2.6B (1%)
  Alberta 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
  British Columbia 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
South Korea 5 (2%) - 6 (2%) 1.8B (1%)
Switzerland 4 (2%) - 6 (2%) -
Italy 1 (< 1%) - 5 (1%) 1.6B (< 1%)
New Zealand 4 (2%) - 4 (1%) -
Sweden 3 (1%) 610M (1%) 4 (1%) 610M (< 1%)
Vietnam 3 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Indonesia 3 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Philippines 3 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Malaysia 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
United Arab Emirates 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Denmark 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) 15.8B (4%)
Norway 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) 1.3B (< 1%)
Ireland 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) -
Luxembourg 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) -
Israel - - 2 (1%) 650M (< 1%)
Finland - - 2 (1%) -
Chile 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Colombia 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Mexico 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Taiwan 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Austria - - 1 (< 1%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (< 1%) -
Brazil - - 1 (< 1%) -
Serbia - - 1 (< 1%) -
Turkey - - 1 (< 1%) -
Domestic 93 (40%) 45.0B (53%) 162 (42%) 259.3B (72%)
Cross-border 137 (60%) 39.7B (47%) 221 (58%) 99.7B (28%)
Total 230 $84.7B 383 $358.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 50 (22%) 6.2B (7%) 85 (22%) 29.2B (8%)
Growth Capital 41 (18%) - 57 (15%) -
Stake Purchase 42 (18%) - 56 (15%) 2.6B (1%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 19 (8%) 7.5B (9%) 54 (14%) 49.6B (14%)
Divestiture 21 (9%) 29.6B (35%) 41 (11%) 53.8B (16%)
Venture 22 (10%) - 33 (9%) -
Going Private 12 (5%) 41.4B (49%) 25 (7%) 189.6B (55%)
PIPE 9 (4%) - 15 (4%) 19.5B (6%)
Consolidation 7 (3%) - 7 (2%) -
Joint Venture 3 (1%) - 5 (1%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 3 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 230 $84.7B 383 $344.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 43 (29%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 42 (28%) 81.3B (86%)
Secondary Sale 30 (20%) 6.7B (7%)
Trade Sale 14 (9%) 6.9B (7%)
Stake Sale 7 (5%) -
Bankruptcy 6 (4%) -
Unknown 4 (3%) -
Merger 3 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) -
Total 150 $95.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
12
Barclays Investment Bank
11
Deloitte
9
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
65
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
13
Dentons
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 62 $351.9B
$100M to $1B 21 $12.3B
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $364.2B
Largest Energy Future Holdings Corp.
$44.4B (2007-10-10)
sell # Total
> $1B 27 $104.1B
$100M to $1B 7 $3.7B
< $100M 1 $25M
TOTAL $107.9B
Largest Biomet, Inc.
$13.4B (2014-04-24)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
23%
90 (23%)
Strategic(s)
13%
51 (13%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
21%
31 (21%)
Strategic(s)
39%
59 (39%)

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