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KKR is a private equity fund manager founded in 1976 by Henry Kravis, George R. Roberts and Jerome Kohlberg Jr..

KKR & Co. Inc. (formerly known as Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and KKR & Co. L.P.) is a global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit, and, through its strategic partners, hedge funds. The firm has completed more than 280 private equity investments in portfolio companies with approximately $545 billion of total enterprise value as of June 30, 2017. As of September 30, 2017, Assets Under Management ("AUM") and Fee Paying Assets Under Management ("FPAUM") were $153 billion and $114 billion, respectively.

The firm was founded in 1976 by Jerome Kohlberg, Jr., and cousins Henry Kravis and George R. Roberts, all of whom had previously worked together at Bear Stearns, where they completed some of the earliest leveraged buyout transactions. Since its founding, KKR has completed a number of transactions including the 1989 leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, which was the largest buyout in history to that point, as well as the 2007 buyout of TXU, which is currently the largest buyout completed to date.KKR has offices in 21 cities in 16 countries across 5 continents. The firm is currently headquartered in the Solow Building (9 W. 57th Street, New York, NY), but in October 2015, the firm announced its intentions to occupy a newly constructed 30 Hudson Yards.In October 2009, KKR listed shares in the company through KKR & Co., an affiliate that holds 30% of the firm's ownership equity, with the remainder held by the firm's partners. In March 2010, KKR filed to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), with trading commencing four months later, on July 15, 2010.

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July 5, 2021
KKR acquires seven highways assets from Global Infrastructure Partners

KKR signs agreements to acquire Global Infrastructure Partners' entire stake in Highway Concessions One (HC1) and seven highway assets with a total length of 487 kilometers.

The investment represents KKR's third in India from the fund and the firm's first investment in Asia's transport sector.

May 17, 2021
KKR announces that it will invest $95 million in Lenskart through a secondary stake acquisition through its Asian private equity fund.

Today's announcement is a milestone and a step towards that goal.

January 2021
KKR close two Asia-focused funds in January, the $3.9 billion Asia Pacific Infrastructure Investors Fund and the $1.7 billion Asia Real Estate Partners Fund.
September 13, 2019
And last fall, in one of the largest takeovers of the year, the private-equity giant KKR spent $9.9 billion to acquire Envision Healthcare.
September 13, 2019
And last fall, in one of the largest takeovers of the year, the private-equity giant KKR spent $9.9 billion to acquire Envision Healthcare.
May 2019
KKR acquires Corel (including its recent acquisition Parallels).
September 30, 2017
As of September 30, 2017, Assets Under Management ("AUM") and Fee Paying Assets Under Management ("FPAUM") were $153 billion and $114 billion, respectively.

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Kirsten Korosec
August 30, 2021
TechCrunch
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here -- just click The Station -- to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. I'm [...]
Rebecca Bellan
August 27, 2021
TechCrunch
Global investment firm KKR has plans to acquire a New Zealand bus and coach company with an 86-year heritage, Ritchies Transport. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but sources familiar with the circumstances say the deal values Ritchies at over $347 million ($500 million NZD). On Thursday, the two companies signed the definitive [...]
Natasha Lomas
August 26, 2021
TechCrunch
Copenhagen-based process automation platform Leapwork has snagged Denmark's largest ever Series B funding round, announcing a $62 million raise co-led by KKR and Salesforce Ventures, with existing investors DN Capital and Headline also participating. Also today it's disclosing that its post-money valuation now stands at $312M. The 'no code' 2015-founded startup last raised back in [...]
August 26, 2021
Cricbuzz
Southee comes in as Pat Cummins's replacement
Natasha Lomas
August 26, 2021
TechCrunch
Copenhagen-based process automation platform Leapwork has snagged Denmark's largest ever Series B funding round, announcing a $62 million raise co-led by KKR and Salesforce Ventures, with existing investors DN Capital and Headline also participating. Also today it's disclosing that its post-money valuation now stands at $312M. The 'no code' 2015-founded startup last raised back in [...]
August 23, 2021
The Economic Times
Initial success in finding new homes for distressed steel plants raised hopes that the savings-starved economy would extricate valuable capital from failed businesses. But now, creditors are balking at 90% haircuts, and bailout funds are disillusioned with everything from long delays in admitting cases by tribunals to a chronic shortage of judges.
August 23, 2021
mint
Corporate death is a feature of capitalism, not a bug. India needs a second stab at bankruptcy reform, with more and better judges backed by political will.
Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg Opinion
August 23, 2021
@bsindia
Across India, 27 bankruptcy tribunals are being run by 29 judges; at least 25 short of whats required.
Ankit Agarwal
August 20, 2021
mint
In 2010, the private equity firm invested ₹360 crore to purchase just over a fourth of the owner of the Cafe Coffee Day chain .In 2018, it sold a 5.9% stake for ₹405 crore, pulling out a little more than the capital it had invested in the company
August 17, 2021
mint
Deal indicates investor appetite for warehouses and distribution facilities remains strong
Swaraj Singh Dhanjal
August 17, 2021
mint
InCred's retail non-banking financial business and KKR's lending arm will be combined to form InCred Finance
July 19, 2021
WebWire
, , , , • The new company will bring fiber to the home (FTTH) to 4.3 million Passed Property Units (PDUs) in about 90 cities over the next three years. , , • KKR will hold 60% and Telefónica 40% of the partnership, valued at US$ 0.5 billion, which represents a multiple over proforma OIBDA of approximately 20 times and a value of US $ 410 per PDU. , , , , , , Telefónica Colombia and the investment firm KKR announced an agreement to form a new company that will be responsible for implementing the mo...
Swaraj Singh Dhanjal
July 15, 2021
mint
KKR was buying around 55% in Vini Cosmetics, valuing the company at more than $1.1 billion
Swaraj Singh Dhanjal
July 5, 2021
mint
The portfolio comprises five toll roads and two annuity roads. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed
Megha Manchanda
July 5, 2021
@bsindia
GIP is an infrastructure investment fund making equity and selected debt investments
July 5, 2021
WebWire
, , , , • The valuation of the company, of which Telefónica will retain a 40% stake, is estimated at US$1.0 billion (approximately 0.8 billion euros at current exchange rates), representing a multiple over OIBDA 2020 of 18.4x. , , • The transaction represents a net debt reduction for the Telefónica Group of €0.4 billion. , , • A new independent and neutral company will be established to offer Chile's first wholesale open access fiber optic network. , , , , , , Telefónica and KKR closed the transact...
Swaraj Singh Dhanjal
July 5, 2021
mint
KKR made its investment from the KKR Asia Pacific Infrastructure Fund. The investment represents KKR's third investment in India from the fund and the firm's first investment in Asia's transport sector
Catherine Shu
June 28, 2021
TechCrunch
Voyager Innovations, the Manila-based owner of PayMaya, one of the Philippines' most popular payment and financial services apps, announced today it has raised $167 million in new funding to launch more financial services, including a digital bank. The raise includes $121 million in new funding, and $46 million from previously committed funds. Voyager announced in [...]
Swaraj Singh Dhanjal
June 22, 2021
mint
The founders, led by brothers Darshan and Dipam Patel, will continue to hold a significant stake in Vini and collaborate with KKR to drive the company's growth, the private equity firm said
K Raghavendra Kamath
June 21, 2021
@bsindia
Personal care companys founding members will continue to hold a stake in the business.
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