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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In the last 3 years, KKR has acquired 18 companies. It has also invested in 20 others.
KKR’s most common sectors for investment are financial services (7%) and healthcare services (6%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (25%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (18%). In total, KKR has invested in 28 US states and 31 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 24 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). KKR’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Biomet for $13.4B.
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