KKR’s Approach: Private Equity in Asia-PacificJoseph Bae, Member, discusses KKR’s approach to private equity investing in the large and dynamic region of Asia-Pacific. December 10, 2014.
KKR’s Private Equity team has developed an extensive track record of partnering with management teams and entrepreneurs to build successful businesses across a broad range of industries and geographies.
As a global investment firm, we are differentiated by our:
Expertise in creating value
Building stronger, better companies creates value for our investment partners, the portfolio companies in which we invest, their employees, and the communities in which they operate. We measure success in terms of years and not quarter to quarter, so we and portfolio company management teams focus the actions needed to produce attractive long-term results.
Through our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) program, we seek to ensure we are creating shared value through initiatives that benefit all stakeholders.
Experienced, stable, and deep investment team
KKR’s Private Equity investment professionals come from a broad spectrum of investing, strategic consulting, and industry backgrounds. Our team of experienced investment professionals comprised of seasoned local investors who know the region, understand the culture, and have extensive investing and business experience. Our teams also benefit from the deep knowledge and operational expertise of KKR Capstone and our Senior Advisors.
Strong and consistent performance since the Firm’s inception
With offices in 21 cities, in 16 countries across 5 continents, we believe that our global footprint is a competitive advantage not only in sourcing, staffing, and performing due diligence on proprietary investment opportunities, but also in supporting portfolio companies’ growth.
Creativity and innovation
KKR continues to innovate by establishing new strategies and capabilities that leverage our experience, partnerships, and intellectual capital, and that enhance our private equity investments.
Deep industry knowledge and proprietary sourcing capabilities
Our private equity professionals are organized into industry teams and are charged with being experts in their respective fields. They are also organized by region to ensure our teams have a global perspective as well as local knowledge, experience, and relationships. We believe that this combination of global expertise with local networks and familiarity allows KKR to source proprietary opportunities and drive differentiated results.