KKR

KKR

KKR is a private equity fund manager founded in 1976 by Henry Kravis.

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.

Timeline

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.

Funded Companies

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Lyft

Lyft is an American transportation network company. It designs, markets and operates a mobile application for matching drivers with passengers.

American consumer electronics company based in santa barbara, california

BridgeBio is a San Francisco-based biotechnology researching and producing genetically-targeted therapeutics.

Wolt is a company that provides an online food delivery service

An insurance technology company offering an online platform for purchasing and comparing insurance.

A biotechnology company in California that focuses on developing, manufacturing and commercializing biologic therapeutics or biosimilars for oncology and inflammatory diseases.

aCommerce is a company founded by Piers Bennett.

Epic Games is a game company that develops Fortnite founded in 1991 by Tim Sweeney.

Cylance was an Irvine, California-based cybersecurity company developing artificial intelligence and machine learning products.

ForgeRock is a San Francisco-based cybersecurity company developing identity and access management products.

Ivalua is a a Redwood City, California-based provider of enterprise spend management tools.

Aricent is a Redwood City, California-based company in the consulting industry.

V3 Group is a Singapore-based luxury goods group that creates, develops and owns brands in the lifestyle and wellness markets.

CorneaGen is a Seattle-based company.

AcuFocus is a healthcare company.

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Alexis Harmon

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Andrea Coravos

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Athena George

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Atul Joshi

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Azzam Alburaykan

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Bai Xue

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Bhuvan Pasham

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Bohan Qiu

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Brad Hotchkiss

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Bruce Hao

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busayo ogunsanya

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Carlos Galvez

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Chaney Lin

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Charles Covell

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Chen Zheng

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Cheryl Jiaping Liu

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Chris Barnes

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Chris Charlton

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Christian Ostberg

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Christian Ostberg

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