WILD Flavors GmbH

Zug, Switzerland

Partnership Flavors

Over the past 35 years, KKR has a long track record of partnering with family businesses to assist them in accelerating value creation. Founded in 1931, WILD is a leading manufacturer of natural flavor and ingredient solutions for the food and beverage industry. With healthy products, market-leading innovation and strong customer relationships, WILD is well positioned for global growth. In July 2010, after nearly 80 years of running WILD as a successful family business, Dr. Hans-Peter Wild entered a partnership with KKR as a minority investor in the company. In addition to providing the Wild family with capital, the KKR team has worked with Dr. Wild and the management team to prepare the company for the capital markets and position it as a global fully integrated leader in the flavors sector. For example, our team is working with management on global purchasing, supply chain and lean manufacturing. Through our global network, we are partnering with WILD’s management to grow the business in emerging markets through both acquisition and new market development. We have also worked closely with Dr. Wild to recruit additional management talent to support the company’s global growth initiatives.