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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
USPEC Top Private Equity Firms 2020

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts


A global investment firm, KKR & Co. Inc. manages multiple alternative asset classes in private equity, real assets, and credit, as well as hedge funds. A pioneer in large-scale leveraged buyouts (LBOs), the firm boasts of the largest leveraged buyouts on record with RJR Nabisco and TXU Energy.

Formerly known as Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., KKR was founded in 1976 by Jerome Kohlberg Jr., Henry Kravis, and George Roberts, all of whom were ex-colleagues of Bear Stearns. Since its inception, it has raised over 40 investment funds, including 22 private equity funds. KKR & Co. Inc.’s private equity funds currently have over 117 portfolio companies generating around $238 billion in annual revenues. KKR operates across 4 continents with a global team of over 1,600 employees, consultants, and senior advisors, working across 16 industries in private equity, growth equity, infrastructure, real estate, global impact, core, and other special portfolios.

  • Total AUM: $252 Billion
  • Headquarters: New York, United States
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