Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) is a major private equity investment firm. Its basic strategy is to acquire successful companies that can grow,work with management to grow them into thriving, sustainable enterprises — thereby creating shareholder value. By acquiring, they are closer to the operation than most venture capital firms.

"In general, the companies we acquire are at a transition point in their development, and we act as ‘agents of change’ for those businesses. KKR acquisitions can take many forms. We have taken publicly listed companies private, acquired divisional assets through corporate divestiture transactions, partnered with family-owned businesses and strategic buyers, and purchased and grown companies through industry-consolidation strategies."