A core part of our approach is KKR Capstone, a team of more than 60 operating executives across North America, Europe, and Asia who work exclusively with our portfolio companies to drive operational improvements. KKR Capstone is dedicated to delivering management expertise in functional areas such as pricing, organizational design, sales force effectiveness, and operational efficiency. This integrated, global team is one of the largest and most experienced in the private equity industry.
KKR Capstone Portfolio Involvement and Value Creation
The team generates results through industry experience and deep functional expertise.
- Sales force effectiveness
- New product innovation
- Sourcing/supply chain
- Working capital
- IT optimization
Core Business Processes
- Operating metrics and reporting
- Corporate carve-outs
- Distressed and turnarounds
- Organizational design and talent assessment
- Lean Six Sigma
KKR Capstone also supports our portfolio companies with a differentiated and impactful set of cross-portfolio services, including:
- Indirect sourcing
- Corporate insurance and risk management
- Metrics management
- Centralized IT contracting
- Environmental sustainability
KKR Capstone Approach
KKR Capstone partners with managers to deliver results, not recommendations. With a “hands-on, sleeves-up” approach, KKR Capstone focuses on a company’s most critical issues to develop a board-level strategy and convert it to action. These teams are dedicated to portfolio companies for 12-24 months to drive lasting impact. KKR Capstone works effectively with management around a shared goal: building stronger businesses and creating value for all stakeholders.
KKR Capstone executives are involved with investments through the entire life cycle: starting with due diligence, when they help identify key value-creation initiatives, to developing 100-day plans for strategic improvements, through on-the-ground execution of these initiatives. Building businesses for the long-term, we emphasize implementation and sustainable improvement.
Since its formation in 2000, KKR Capstone has established a track record of making good businesses better and driving turnarounds. This distinctive operating approach and team have created significant and measurable value for KKR’s investors.