Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) is a private investment fund established in 1976. The fund announced more than 150 acquisitions for a total amount of $ 345 billion. In 1988, it became famous for winning the auction for the purchase of RJR Nabisco, the largest LBO in history. The amount of assets is $ 100 billion (2016). Headquarters are located New York, USA.


The company was founded in 1988 and was originally part of the Blackstone Group. It was founded by eight people, led by Lawrence Fink. In 1992, the company took the name BlackRock.

In September 2006, BlackRock merged with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, Merrill Lynch received a 49.5% stake in BlackRock from the PNC share. In December 2009, BlackRock acquired Barclays Global Investors for $ 13.5 billion.

A significant role in the company's activities is played by the machine-assisted calculation of investment risks, in particular, 2300 out of the 13,000 employees of the company are involved in the Aladdin network (an abbreviation of the Asset Liability and Debt and Derivatives Investment Network).

BlackRock holds a 5.7% share in Google (now, Alphabet Inc.) and is the second largest shareholder, after Fidelity Investments (7%).

Carlyle Group

Carlyle Group is one of the largest investment funds, managing assets worth more than 147 billion US dollars. Founded in 1987. It specializes in venture capital investments, leverage repurchase of companies, high-yield promissory notes and real estate. The headquarters are located in Washington, USA. The company employs more than 563 investment experts in 21 countries. It has more than 1100 investors in 68 countries.

The Carlyle Group employed the 41st US President George Bush Sr. and his son, the 43rd US President George Bush Jr., the former Deputy Director of the CIA and the US Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci, the former US Secretary of State James Baker, the former British Prime Minister John Major.