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Henry Kravis Biography (Henry R. Kravis): Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR)
Famous for : being the cofounder of the American private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, known as KKR, and for buying high profile companies in many industries.
Kravis details : Born - January 6, 1944 Oklahoma, USA / Lives - United States of America

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To understand KKR, I always like to say, don't congratulate us when we buy a company. Any fool can buy a company. Congratulate us when we sell it and when we've done something with it and created real value.
Henry Kravis -
Companies - Buying - Selling - Improvement

In the large buy out space, which is where we (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) focus our efforts, there are relatively few firms with the capital, experience, infrastructure and networks to compete effectively with the large complex companies that we seek to acquire.
Henry Kravis -
Companies - Buying - Assets - Experience - Competition

Our industry expertise (at KKR) enables the firm not only to make better investment choices but also to win the confidence of senior management and sellers, which has enabled us to purchase many companies on an exclusive basis.
Henry Kravis -
Companies - Buying - Selling - Experience - Decisions - Investing - Management - Confidence

We've got a portfolio of companies that range all the way from hotels to television stations and cable TV companies, oil and gas, consumer products, and industrial products. If there's anything that I want to know more about, I have the opportunity. It's right in our portfolio. I can spend time at the factory or with the manangement and learn as much as I want. You can't get bored doing that.
Henry Kravis -
Companies - Management - Opportunity - Learning - Bored

If you don't have integrity, you have nothing. You can't buy it. You can have all the money in the world, but if you are not a moral and ethical person, you really have nothing.
Henry Kravis -
Buying - Money - Business Ethics - Integrity - Values

If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical foundation, as well as the business foundation, and the experience foundation, then the building won't crumble.
Henry Kravis - Companies - Business Ethics - Integrity - Experience


A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.
Henry Kravis - Entrepreneurs - Risk

The trouble, in my opinion, with corporate America today, is that everything is thought of in quarters.
Henry Kravis - Companies - America - Stock Market

Quotations by the American investor of the Private Equity firm KKR, Henry Kravis Quotations by the American investor of the Private Equity firm KKR, Henry Kravis

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