Posts tagged: KKR

REVEALED: KKR said to be vying with Carlyle to buy Dr Martens for over £300 million - sources

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 9:32 pm

KKR, the US-listed private equity giant, has emerged as a surprise frontrunner to buy Dr Martens for over £300 million.

Sources familiar with the matter said KKR - the former owner of pharmacy giant Boots that was immortalised in the bestselling book Barbarians At The Gate - is vying with Carlyle, another Wall Street buy-out firm, to buy Dr Martens from Permira, a European investment firm...

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UNCOOKED ALERT: KKR & Co said to ... - Part 3

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 3:57 pm

So KKR decided to finally make a statement regarding FTSE 100-listed NMC Health. I have pasted it below:

"Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. ("KKR") notes the announcement yesterday by NMC stating that it has received an approach from KKR regarding a possible offer for NMC.

KKR confirms that it has not made a proposal nor discussed with NMC the terms of any possible offer, and that it does not intend to make an offer for NMC."..

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UNCOOKED ALERT: KKR & Co said to ...

Friday, 7 February 2020, 8:43 am

KKR, the US-listed private equity investor, is said to be the buy-out firm that has most recently held talks with the NMC Health about purchasing all of the company.

People following the situation said senior financiers at KKR held discussions about a buy-out deal for the whole group with senior executives at NMC Health, the London-listed gulf hospitals operator, in the last two weeks...

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Tchenguiz buys 9pc of Urban Exposure PLC - Part 3

Monday, 11 November 2019, 7:04 pm

The frothiness continues unabated with KKR coming forward to submit a formal takover proposal for Walgreens Boots Alliance. Click on the link to the Financial Times piece below for the latest on the deal:

https://www.ft.com/content/9824af60-049d-11ea-a984-fbbacad9e7dd

Now Betaville was a bit sceptical that a $70 billion leveraged buy-out of Walgreens Boots Alliance would actually happen...

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Tchenguiz buys 9pc of Urban Exposure PLC - Part 2

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 7:17 pm

It's getting frothy out there.

First off: it emerges Stefano Pessina is exploring a $70 billion plus leveaged buy-out of Walgreens Boots Alliance. The last time Italian took a company private was just before the credit crunch in 2007 when he acquired Alliance Boots for £11 billion with the backing of KKR, Wall Street's most powerful private equity firm...

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Where have all the "locusts" gone...?

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 9:13 am

"Locusts!" That's how the German establishment dubbed private equity firms looking for deals in the country a decade ago.

Wind on ten years and KKR - the American buy-out firm lionised in the seminal book Barbarians At The Gate - is backing a $8 billion leveraged buy-out of Axel Springer.

Yet, as far Betaville can see, none of the German establishment have objected to such a "locust" taking control of one Germany's largest media companies...

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