KKR Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, KKR has acquired 48 companies. It has also invested in 15 others.

KKR’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (8%) and information technology (6%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (24%) and growth capital (15%). In total, KKR has invested in 34 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 27 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (36%). 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 Activity593
    • M&A Buy Activity422
    • M&A Sell Activity171
  • Total Sectors Invested 55
  • Total Countries Invested 37
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 238
  • M&A Advisors 84

KKR

KKR & Co. L.P.

30 Hudson Yards,
New York, New York 10001
United States
(212) 750-8300
www.kkr.com
info@kkr.com

KKR is a global investment firm founded by Jerome Kohlberg, Henry Kravis, and George Roberts. The Firm is separated into several business segments including private markets, public markets, capital markets, and other 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 invest in a broad range of industries and companies and will consider businesses throughout 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 and is based in New York, New York.


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, Nordic, Asia/Pacific, Australia/New Zealand, Central Asia/India, Latin/South America, Middle East

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (20.0/yr) # 322 37 39 16 8 - 422
vol $331.2B $13.0B $24.6B $4.1B $5.5B $378.4B
Sell (8.0/yr) # 131 13 15 6 6 - 171
vol $86.5B $5.0B $16.3B $3.0B $110.9B
  593

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Potter Electric Signal Co. 2023-11-27 - Secondary Buyout
St. Louis, Missouri · www.pottersignal.com
Slayback Pharma LLC 2023-09-27 - Trade Sale
Princeton, New Jersey · www.slayback-pharma.com
Terra Carbon Pty Ltd. 2023-09-18 - Secondary Sale
The Rocks, Australia · www.greencollar.com.au
Australian Venue Co. Ltd. 2023-08-25 - Secondary Sale
Melbourne, Australia · www.ausvenueco.com.au
Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2023-08-07 1.6B USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.simonandschuster.com
LEAP India Pvt. Ltd. 2023-08-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mumbai, India · www.leapindia.net
Recorded Books, Inc 2023-07-26 - Secondary Sale
Landover, Maryland · www.rbmediaglobal.com
Chase Corp. 2023-07-21 1.3B USD Going Private
Westwood, Massachusetts · www.chasecorp.com
CIRCOR International, Inc. 2023-06-05 1.6B USD Going Private
Burlington, Massachusetts · www.circor.com
Industrial Physics, Inc. 2023-05-11 - Secondary Buyout
New Castle, Delaware · www.industrial-physics.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Barracuda Networks, Inc. 2022-04-12 Snowflake Technologies, Inc. 2024-01-23 1
Campbell, California · www.barracuda.com Austin, Texas · www.livingtree.com
Clinisupplies Ltd. 2022-12-06 Renew - Aquaflush Transanal Irrigation (TAI) Business 2023-10-26 1
Watford, United Kingdom · www.clinisupplies.co.uk , United Kingdom
Ingersoll Rand Inc. 2013-07-30 Howden Roots LLC 2023-06-12 29
Davidson, North Carolina · www.irco.com Connersville, Indiana
Biosynth Carbosynth Ltd. 2021-11-01 Benen Trading Ltd. 2023-04-20 2
St. Gallen, Switzerland · www.carbosynth.com Bray, United Kingdom
Biosynth Carbosynth Ltd. 2021-11-01 Fitzgerald Industries International, Inc. 2023-04-20 1
St. Gallen, Switzerland · www.carbosynth.com Acton, Massachusetts
Boasso Global, Inc. 2022-10-06 QualaWash Holdings LLC 2023-02-09 2
Tampa, Florida · www.boassoglobal.com Tampa, Florida · www.quala.us.com
Bettcher Industries, Inc. 2021-11-03 Frontmatec Group 2022-11-10 1
Birmingham, Ohio · www.bettcher.com Kolding, Denmark · www.frontmatec.com
Ingersoll Rand Inc. 2013-07-30 SPX FLOW - Air Treatment Business 2022-10-06 28
Davidson, North Carolina · www.irco.com Charlotte, North Carolina
Modern Restaurant Concepts 2018-02-27 Qdoba Restaurant Corp. 2022-08-09 2
Denver, Colorado · www.modern-restaurants.com San Diego, California · www.qdoba.com
Cardenas Markets LLC 2017-07-06 Rio Ranch Markets 2022-06-09 2
Ontario, California · www.cardenasmarkets.com Fontana, California · www.rioranchmarket.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 19 (8%) - 32 (8%) 2.3B (1%)
Information Technology 17 (7%) 15.0B (18%) 23 (5%) 17.6B (5%)
Financial Services 9 (4%) 115M (< 1%) 19 (5%) 37.3B (10%)
Software 12 (5%) 5.3B (6%) 19 (5%) 18.7B (5%)
Life Science 9 (4%) 1.4B (2%) 17 (4%) 5.1B (1%)
Business Services 11 (4%) - 16 (4%) 4.4B (1%)
Consumer Products 10 (4%) 625M (1%) 16 (4%) 2.8B (1%)
Healthcare Services 11 (4%) 10.5B (12%) 15 (4%) 43.5B (12%)
Retail 6 (2%) - 15 (4%) 24.7B (7%)
Communications 8 (3%) 6.0B (7%) 15 (4%) 22.4B (6%)
Food 7 (3%) 10.2B (12%) 15 (4%) 21.5B (6%)
Environmental 10 (4%) 7.4B (9%) 14 (3%) 7.4B (2%)
Insurance 6 (2%) 4.3B (5%) 11 (3%) 6.7B (2%)
Energy Services and Equipment 10 (4%) 1.2B (1%) 11 (3%) 1.2B (< 1%)
Education 8 (3%) - 10 (2%) 3.8B (1%)
Manufacturing 7 (3%) 2.3B (3%) 10 (2%) 2.8B (1%)
Transportation 5 (2%) - 9 (2%) 271M (< 1%)
Utilities 4 (2%) - 8 (2%) 51.8B (14%)
Media 2 (1%) - 8 (2%) 3.9B (1%)
Building Materials 1 (< 1%) - 8 (2%) 3.1B (1%)
Medical Products 3 (1%) 1.7B (2%) 7 (2%) 14.4B (4%)
Machinery 5 (2%) 5.5B (6%) 7 (2%) 9.5B (3%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 5 (2%) - 7 (2%) 7.2B (2%)
Consumer Services 2 (1%) - 7 (2%) 4.9B (1%)
Digital Media 4 (2%) - 7 (2%) -
Leisure 4 (2%) - 7 (2%) -
Renewable Energy 4 (2%) 5.1B (6%) 6 (1%) 5.1B (1%)
Automotive 3 (1%) - 6 (1%) 2.4B (1%)
E-Commerce 4 (2%) - 6 (1%) -
Semiconductors 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) 3.9B (1%)
Chemicals 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) 2.0B (1%)
Technology Hardware 3 (1%) - 5 (1%) 975M (< 1%)
Distribution 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) 7.1B (2%)
Packaging 2 (1%) 1.1B (1%) 4 (1%) 4.4B (1%)
Aerospace 3 (1%) - 4 (1%) 1.7B (< 1%)
Restaurants 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (< 1%) 794M (1%) 3 (1%) 8.3B (2%)
Infrastructure 2 (1%) 3.9B (5%) 3 (1%) 3.9B (1%)
Engineering 1 (< 1%) - 3 (1%) 1.7B (< 1%)
Publishing 2 (1%) 1.6B (2%) 3 (1%) 1.6B (< 1%)
Agriculture 1 (< 1%) - 3 (1%) -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Information Services 1 (< 1%) 975M (1%) 2 (< 1%) 13.7B (4%)
Beverages 1 (< 1%) - 2 (< 1%) 1.8B (< 1%)
Safety/Security 1 (< 1%) - 2 (< 1%) 1.1B (< 1%)
Furniture 2 (1%) - 2 (< 1%) -
Marine 1 (< 1%) - 2 (< 1%) -
Marketing 2 (1%) - 2 (< 1%) -
Real Estate 2 (1%) - 2 (< 1%) -
Staffing - - 1 (< 1%) 269M (< 1%)
Electronics 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (< 1%) -
Franchising 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Plastics - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 245 $85.0B 422 $377.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 104 (42%) 49.0B (57%) 185 (44%) 270.3B (72%)
  California 21 (9%) 5.3B (6%) 38 (9%) 20.1B (5%)
  Texas 14 (6%) 16.5B (19%) 23 (5%) 68.8B (18%)
  New York 10 (4%) 5.9B (7%) 18 (4%) 19.0B (5%)
  Massachusetts 7 (3%) 2.9B (3%) 8 (2%) 2.9B (1%)
  Colorado 6 (2%) 975M (1%) 8 (2%) 975M (< 1%)
  North Carolina 4 (2%) 3.9B (5%) 7 (2%) 6.7B (2%)
  Ohio 4 (2%) - 7 (2%) 3.8B (1%)
  Illinois 4 (2%) - 6 (1%) 7.7B (2%)
  Tennessee 3 (1%) 9.9B (11%) 6 (1%) 52.6B (14%)
  New Jersey 3 (1%) 1.9B (2%) 6 (1%) 9.7B (3%)
  Georgia 2 (1%) - 6 (1%) 29.0B (8%)
  Maryland 2 (1%) - 6 (1%) 5.4B (1%)
  Minnesota 2 (1%) - 6 (1%) 2.4B (1%)
  Florida 3 (1%) - 5 (1%) 2.5B (1%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (< 1%) - 4 (1%) 11.4B (3%)
  Virginia 1 (< 1%) - 4 (1%) 2.5B (1%)
  Indiana 1 (< 1%) - 3 (1%) 11.9B (3%)
  Missouri 2 (1%) - 2 (< 1%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (< 1%) - 2 (< 1%) 7.2B (2%)
  Connecticut 1 (< 1%) - 2 (< 1%) 1.8B (< 1%)
  Washington 1 (< 1%) - 2 (< 1%) -
  Kentucky 1 (< 1%) 1.4B (2%) 1 (< 1%) 1.4B (< 1%)
  Alabama 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Utah 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Mississippi 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Michigan 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Delaware 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (< 1%) 2.3B (1%)
  West Virginia - - 1 (< 1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (< 1%) -
China 16 (7%) 794M (1%) 25 (6%) 794M (< 1%)
United Kingdom 13 (5%) 8.6B (10%) 23 (5%) 12.3B (3%)
India 16 (7%) 1.7B (2%) 21 (5%) 1.7B (< 1%)
Germany 7 (3%) - 21 (5%) 14.7B (4%)
Australia 9 (4%) 5.9B (7%) 15 (4%) 14.1B (4%)
Netherlands 5 (2%) 7.7B (9%) 15 (4%) 13.7B (4%)
Spain 9 (4%) 7.0B (8%) 14 (3%) 7.2B (2%)
France 7 (3%) - 14 (3%) 8.1B (2%)
Japan 9 (4%) 3.0B (3%) 11 (3%) 3.8B (1%)
Canada 6 (2%) - 8 (2%) 2.6B (1%)
  Alberta 3 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
  Ontario 1 (< 1%) - 3 (1%) 2.6B (1%)
  Quebec 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  British Columbia 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Singapore 6 (2%) 2.1B (2%) 7 (2%) 2.1B (1%)
South Korea 5 (2%) - 6 (1%) 1.8B (< 1%)
Switzerland 4 (2%) - 6 (1%) -
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 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Philippines 3 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Malaysia 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Finland 1 (< 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%)
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 104 (42%) 49.0B (57%) 185 (44%) 270.3B (72%)
Cross-border 141 (58%) 37.3B (43%) 237 (56%) 102.9B (28%)
Total 245 $86.3B 422 $373.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 59 (24%) 6.2B (7%) 98 (23%) 27.6B (8%)
Growth Capital 38 (16%) - 63 (15%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 22 (9%) 7.5B (9%) 58 (14%) 49.6B (14%)
Stake Purchase 38 (16%) - 55 (13%) 2.6B (1%)
Divestiture 27 (11%) 25.8B (30%) 48 (11%) 58.3B (16%)
Venture 21 (9%) - 35 (8%) -
Going Private 16 (7%) 46.4B (54%) 31 (7%) 200.6B (56%)
PIPE 9 (4%) - 15 (4%) 19.5B (5%)
Consolidation 7 (3%) - 8 (2%) -
Joint Venture 3 (1%) - 5 (1%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 3 (1%) 340M (< 1%) 3 (1%) 340M (< 1%)
Acquisition Financing 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 245 $86.3B 422 $358.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 54 (32%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 45 (26%) 84.3B (86%)
Secondary Sale 34 (20%) 6.7B (7%)
Trade Sale 16 (9%) 6.9B (7%)
Stake Sale 7 (4%) -
Bankruptcy 6 (4%) -
Merger 5 (3%) -
Unknown 3 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) -
Total 171 $98.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs
13
Barclays Investment Bank
12
Deloitte
9
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
70
Kirkland & Ellis
17
Clifford Chance
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 68 $364.2B
$100M to $1B 24 $14.2B
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $378.4B
Largest Energy Future Holdings Corp.
$44.4B (2007-10-10)
sell # Total
> $1B 28 $107.1B
$100M to $1B 7 $3.7B
< $100M 2 $60M
TOTAL $110.9B
Largest Biomet, Inc.
$13.4B (2014-04-24)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
24%
102 (24%)
Strategic(s)
14%
57 (14%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
20%
35 (20%)
Strategic(s)
39%
66 (39%)

FAQ

When was KKR founded?

KKR was founded in 1976.

What type of investor is KKR?

KKR is a private equity firm.

Where is KKR headquartered?

KKR is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does KKR have under management?

KKR has 510.0B USD under management.

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