By KKR Feb 14, 2018

On February 8th, 2018, KKR was awarded “Best Pan-European Deal of the Year” by Private Equity Wire, one of the private equity industry's leading news portals, for our transaction in Unilever's Global Spreads Business. Held in London, these annual awards recognize private equity leaders in a variety of categories and are voted on by the publication's readers.

“We're thrilled to receive this award from Private Equity Wire,” said Tim Franks, Member, Head of EMEA Consumer & Retail and Head of UK. “This is a testament to the power of our one–firm approach, as this transaction would not have been possible without many teams within KKR working together. We look forward to deploying our global resources further in support of the Company's growth ambitions.”

Pictured above: Justin Lewis–Oakes, Director, accepting the award from James Williams of PE Wire.

The transaction is subject to certain regulatory approvals and employee consultation in certain jurisdictions. Completion is expected mid–2018.