KKR is a global investment company that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit, and, through its strategic partners, hedge funds.
KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies.
KKR & Co was founded in 1976 by Jerome Kohlberg Jr., Henry Kravis and George R. Roberts. The firm is headquartered in New York, New York, with offices in 21 cities in 16 countries across five continents.
KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of Global Atlantic Financial Group.
KKR closed KKR Next Generation Technology Growth Fund III, at approximately $3B on Oct 18, 2023, $400 million of which came from KKR’s own employees. KKR has executed several transactions as part of its tech growth strategy, including DarkTrace, KnowBe4, 09, Onestream, OutSystems, NetSPI and Restaurant365.
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 & Co has completed more than 340 private equity investments in portfolio companies with approximately $730 billion of total enterprise value as of Jan 2021. The firm has $519 billion in asset under management as of Oc 2023.