KKR Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, KKR has acquired 68 companies. It has also invested in 55 others.

KKR’s most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (8%) and software (6%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (22%) and growth capital (16%). In total, KKR has invested in 33 US states and 38 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 47 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (37%). 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 Activity521
    • M&A Buy Activity375
    • M&A Sell Activity146
  • Total Sectors Invested 55
  • Total Countries Invested 38
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 227
  • M&A Advisors 73

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 (32.4/yr) # 213 39 32 30 37 24 375
vol $297.6B $18.0B $12.0B $3.0B $12.7B $5.9B $349.2B
Sell (11.6/yr) # 88 11 14 14 12 7 146
vol $76.7B $2.0B $6.7B $1.0B $5.0B $5.8B $97.3B
  521

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sol Systems LLC 2021-07-22 - Growth Capital
Washington, District of Columbia · www.solsystems.com
Teaching Strategies LLC 2021-07-21 - Secondary Buyout
Bethesda, Maryland · www.teachingstrategies.com
Telefónica Colombia 2021-07-19 - Stake Purchase
, Colombia · www.telefonica.co
Neighborly 2021-07-08 - Secondary Buyout
Waco, Texas · www.neighborlybrands.com
Education Perfect 2021-06-22 - Secondary Buyout
Dunedin, New Zealand · www.educationperfect.com
Vini Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd. 2021-06-21 625M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ahmedabad, India · www.viniinternational.com
CIT Aviation Lending Business 2021-06-11 - Divestiture
New York, New York
Cloudera, Inc. 2021-06-01 5.3B USD Going Private
Santa Clara, California · www.cloudera.com
The Executive Centre Ltd. 2021-06-01 - Secondary Buyout
Hong Kong, Hong Kong · www.executivecentre.com
EQuest Education Group 2021-05-31 - Growth Capital
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam · www.equest.vn
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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 2
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
Ingersoll Rand Inc. 2013-07-30 Club Car LLC 2021-04-12 4
Davidson, North Carolina · www.irco.com Evans, Georgia · www.clubcar.com
Ingersoll Rand Inc. 2013-07-30 Ingersoll-Rand Plc - High Pressure Solutions Segment 2021-02-16 3
Davidson, North Carolina · www.irco.com Davidson, North Carolina
Global Atlantic Financial Group Ltd. 2020-07-08 Talcott Resolution Life Insurance Co. 2021-01-20 1
New York, New York · www.globalatlantic.com Windsor, Connecticut · www.talcottresolution.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 21 (9%) - 30 (8%) 4.5B (1%)
Software 12 (5%) 5.3B (8%) 19 (5%) 18.7B (5%)
Financial Services 9 (4%) 8.3B (12%) 18 (5%) 37.3B (11%)
Healthcare Services 13 (6%) 11.9B (17%) 17 (5%) 44.9B (13%)
Information Technology 11 (5%) - 17 (5%) 5.0B (1%)
Retail 7 (3%) - 16 (4%) 24.7B (7%)
Communications 8 (4%) 6.0B (9%) 15 (4%) 22.4B (6%)
Food 10 (4%) 9.9B (14%) 15 (4%) 21.2B (6%)
Environmental 11 (5%) 7.4B (11%) 15 (4%) 7.4B (2%)
Life Science 8 (4%) - 14 (4%) 3.7B (1%)
Consumer Products 9 (4%) 625M (1%) 14 (4%) 2.8B (1%)
Business Services 7 (3%) - 11 (3%) 2.2B (1%)
Energy Services and Equipment 10 (4%) 1.2B (2%) 11 (3%) 1.2B (< 1%)
Education 8 (4%) 3.8B (5%) 9 (2%) 3.8B (1%)
Insurance 5 (2%) 4.3B (6%) 8 (2%) 4.3B (1%)
Media 3 (1%) - 8 (2%) 3.9B (1%)
Building Materials 2 (1%) - 8 (2%) 2.5B (1%)
Medical Products 4 (2%) 1.7B (2%) 7 (2%) 14.4B (4%)
Manufacturing 4 (2%) 2.3B (3%) 7 (2%) 2.8B (1%)
Digital Media 4 (2%) - 7 (2%) -
Utilities 2 (1%) - 6 (2%) 51.8B (15%)
Machinery 4 (2%) 3.9B (6%) 6 (2%) 7.9B (2%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 4 (2%) - 6 (2%) 7.2B (2%)
Consumer Services 2 (1%) - 6 (2%) 4.9B (1%)
Transportation 2 (1%) - 6 (2%) 271M (< 1%)
Leisure 5 (2%) - 6 (2%) -
Semiconductors 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) 3.9B (1%)
Automotive 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) 2.4B (1%)
Distribution 3 (1%) - 4 (1%) 7.1B (2%)
Chemicals 1 (< 1%) - 4 (1%) 2.0B (1%)
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 (2%) 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%)
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 (4%)
Beverages - - 1 (< 1%) 1.8B (1%)
Staffing - - 1 (< 1%) 269M (< 1%)
Infrastructure 1 (< 1%) 234M (< 1%) 1 (< 1%) 234M (< 1%)
Electronics 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (< 1%) -
Franchising 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Plastics 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
Total 225 $69.7B 375 $349.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 94 (42%) 30.0B (43%) 161 (43%) 244.3B (71%)
  California 21 (9%) 5.3B (8%) 34 (9%) 11.9B (3%)
  Texas 11 (5%) 1.2B (2%) 18 (5%) 49.2B (14%)
  New York 10 (4%) 4.3B (6%) 15 (4%) 4.7B (1%)
  Illinois 5 (2%) - 6 (2%) 7.1B (2%)
  Maryland 4 (2%) 3.8B (5%) 6 (2%) 5.4B (2%)
  Colorado 4 (2%) - 6 (2%) -
  Tennessee 3 (1%) 9.9B (14%) 6 (2%) 52.6B (15%)
  Georgia 3 (1%) - 6 (2%) 29.0B (8%)
  North Carolina 3 (1%) 3.9B (6%) 6 (2%) 6.7B (2%)
  Ohio 3 (1%) - 6 (2%) 3.8B (1%)
  Massachusetts 5 (2%) - 5 (1%) -
  Florida 3 (1%) - 5 (1%) 2.5B (1%)
  Minnesota 2 (1%) - 5 (1%) 2.4B (1%)
  Pennsylvania 2 (1%) - 4 (1%) 11.4B (3%)
  New Jersey 1 (< 1%) - 4 (1%) 11.5B (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%)
  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%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Utah 1 (< 1%) - 1 (< 1%) -
  Idaho - - 1 (< 1%) -
  West Virginia - - 1 (< 1%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (< 1%) -
China 19 (8%) 794M (1%) 22 (6%) 794M (< 1%)
Germany 6 (3%) - 20 (5%) 14.7B (4%)
United Kingdom 11 (5%) 6.5B (9%) 19 (5%) 10.1B (3%)
India 13 (6%) 1.7B (2%) 18 (5%) 1.7B (< 1%)
Spain 9 (4%) 7.0B (10%) 14 (4%) 7.2B (2%)
Australia 10 (4%) 10.4B (15%) 13 (3%) 10.4B (3%)
France 6 (3%) - 13 (3%) 8.1B (2%)
Netherlands 3 (1%) 7.7B (11%) 13 (3%) 13.7B (4%)
Singapore 6 (3%) 2.1B (3%) 8 (2%) 4.8B (1%)
Japan 6 (3%) 3.0B (4%) 8 (2%) 3.8B (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 4 (2%) - 5 (1%) 1.8B (1%)
Switzerland 3 (1%) - 5 (1%) -
Italy 1 (< 1%) - 5 (1%) 1.6B (< 1%)
Sweden 3 (1%) 610M (1%) 4 (1%) 610M (< 1%)
Vietnam 3 (1%) - 4 (1%) -
Indonesia 3 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
New Zealand 3 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Philippines 3 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
Hong Kong 2 (1%) - 3 (1%) -
United Arab Emirates 2 (1%) - 2 (1%) -
Denmark 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) 15.8B (5%)
Norway 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) 1.3B (< 1%)
Finland 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) -
Ireland 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) -
Luxembourg 1 (< 1%) - 2 (1%) -
Malaysia 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 94 (42%) 30.0B (43%) 161 (43%) 244.3B (71%)
Cross-border 131 (58%) 39.7B (57%) 214 (57%) 99.7B (29%)
Total 225 $69.7B 375 $343.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 48 (21%) 6.2B (9%) 82 (22%) 29.2B (9%)
Growth Capital 42 (19%) - 58 (15%) -
Stake Purchase 42 (19%) - 55 (15%) 2.6B (1%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 16 (7%) 7.5B (11%) 51 (14%) 49.6B (15%)
Divestiture 21 (9%) 29.6B (42%) 41 (11%) 53.8B (16%)
Venture 22 (10%) - 32 (9%) -
Going Private 11 (5%) 26.4B (38%) 24 (6%) 174.6B (53%)
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 225 $69.7B 375 $329.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 43 (29%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 40 (27%) 70.7B (84%)
Secondary Sale 29 (20%) 6.7B (8%)
Trade Sale 13 (9%) 6.9B (8%)
Stake Sale 7 (5%) -
Bankruptcy 6 (4%) -
Unknown 4 (3%) -
Merger 3 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) -
Total 146 $84.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
11
Barclays Investment Bank
10
Deloitte
9
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
63
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
11
Clifford Chance LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 61 $336.9B
$100M to $1B 21 $12.3B
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $349.2B
Largest Energy Future Holdings Corp.
$44.4B (2007-10-10)
sell # Total
> $1B 25 $93.5B
$100M to $1B 7 $3.7B
< $100M 1 $25M
TOTAL $97.3B
Largest Biomet, Inc.
$13.4B (2014-04-24)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
23%
87 (23%)
Strategic(s)
14%
51 (14%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
21%
30 (21%)
Strategic(s)
38%
56 (38%)

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