KKR & Co

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

Global VC funding decrease in both deal value and volume in 2Q2024: S&P Global Market Intelligence

This is in line with slump in funding trend, as Singtel and KKR’s $1.75 bil investment into STT emerged as biggest funding round.

Private equity

KKR is shrugging off 'fear in the market' to buy up risky debt

'One thing the Global Financial Crisis taught us is that when investors are paralyzed by fear, they often overlook opportunity'

Private equity

Private equity titans tap sovereign wealth to get deals done

Money from state-backed investors is also helping buyout firms hold onto assets longer amid a difficult environment for exits

M&A

KKR and GIC buy 42.5% stake in Philippines' top hospital chain

(Oct 15): Philippines' Metro Pacific Investments Corp said on Tuesday it is selling a 42.5% stake in the country's largest hospital chain for 35.3 billion pesos ($937.6 million) to a consortium comprising private equity firm KKR & Co and an affil

M&A

KKR said to explore US$2 bil sale of Singapore's Goodpack

(June 3): KKR & Co. is exploring a potential sale for Goodpack, a Singaporean provider of intermediate bulk containers, according to people familiar with the matter.

M&A

GIC said to make another Vietnam bet with Masan group stake

(Oct 6): GIC, the Singapore sovereign wealth fund, is making another bet on Vietnam by purchasing a stake in local conglomerate Masan Group Corp, people with knowledge of the matter said.

SE Asian economies

KKR's Kravis sees Southeast Asia winners in US-China trade war

(Oct 2): KKR & Co. is seeking to invest more in Southeast Asia, where companies are poised to benefit from the US-China trade dispute, according to the private equity firm’s co-founder Henry Kravis.

In print this week

How SunMoon intends to further grow its fruits of labour

SINGAPORE (Aug 25): Gary Loh, executive chairman of SunMoon Food Co, has spent the better part of the last decade restructuring what started as an apple-growing company. He sold off assets, cut down debt and cleaned up the balance sheet so that the compan

Broker's Calls

This bank is divesting its non-core businesses and investing in wealth management

SINGAPORE (June 28): UOB KayHian is maintaining its ‘buy’ call on Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) with a target price of $11.70.
​Caption: Henry Kravis and George Roberts, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs​

KKR amasses US$9.3 bil in biggest ever Asia private fund pool

(June 2): KKR & Co. has raised US$9.3 billion ($12.8 billion) for its third Asia fund, amassing the biggest ever pool by a private equity firm in the region, as the firm steps up investment in Japan.
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