We seek to invest in industry-leading franchises and companies poised for significant improvement or growth that attract world-class management teams. Moreover, we are disciplined investors, focusing on long-term business fundamentals. We look to partner closely and cooperatively with management teams that have track records of success.
We believe that the combination of our industry knowledge, investment experience, and operational expertise provides KKR with an advantage in identifying and creating value in investment opportunities. Our strategy is not only to work as partners with the management of our portfolio companies, but also to assist in the operations of our businesses and leverage all of the resources of our global platform. We aim to support our companies’ expansion and globalization, operational improvements, and maintenance of a healthy capital structure.
We currently have a global portfolio of over 80 companies, all of which are our partners in creating value. As of December 31, 2012, these companies operate in 17 industries and in 19 countries, delivering more than $210 billion in annual revenues and employing more than 900,000 people worldwide. For additional details on our portfolio companies, please see our Portfolio Partners.