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KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management as well as capital markets and insurance solutions. As investors with an industrialist vision, we aim to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined approach, employing high-quality people, pursuing the highest standards of excellence, and aligning our interests with those of our investment partners.
RFA secures €30m investment from KKR
Launch service provider Rocket Factory Augsburg AG (RFA) today announced that it has raised a €30 million investment from KKR, a leading global investment firm. The fresh funding is a vote of confidence for RFA as global demand for access to space continues to grow. The investment will facilitate RFA’s upcoming integrated first stage test and complete the company’s launch pad at SaxaVord Spaceport in Scotland, to eventually bring the RFA ONE microlauncher to the launchpad. The first flight is scheduled for Q2 2024. With its €30 million convertible bond investment, KKR will become a leading investor in RFA alongside the existing strategic investor OHB.
Johnson Controls to expand OpenBlue digital buildings capabilities through acquisition of workplace management software leader FM:Systems
Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has acquired FM:Systems, a leading digital workplace management and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider for facilities and real estate professionals. The base purchase price for the transaction is $455 million, plus additional payments to be made subject to the achievement of post-closing earnout milestones.
Univercells Technologies Acquired by Donaldson Company
Gamma Biosciences, a life sciences platform created by global investment firm KKR to address the advanced therapy bioprocessing market, today announced that its operating company, Univercells Technologies (“UT”), a leading provider of novel biomanufacturing technologies for flexible and scalable advanced therapies and vaccine production, has been acquired by Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI).
🦾 KKR to take machinery maker Circor private in $1.6 billion deal
KKR & Co Inc (KKR.N) will buy industrial machinery maker Circor International Inc (CIR.N) in a $1.6-billion deal and take it private, as the private equity firm looks to double down on investments in the flow-control market. “KKR will help us expand our presence in the flow-control space,” Circor’s Chief Executive Officer Tony Najjar said.
Loftware Secures Significant Growth Equity Investment
Accel-KKR, a global technology-focused investment firm, today announced a significant equity investment in Loftware, a leading global provider of cloud-based Enterprise Labeling and Artwork Management solutions. With this transaction, Accel-KKR will join current investor Riverside Partners as backers of Loftware. Terms were not disclosed.
Founded over 35 years ago, Loftware is a pioneer in Enterprise Labeling and has since become one of the largest global software companies specializing in Enterprise Labeling and Artwork Management solutions. Loftware serves over 100,000 customers and 1,000 partners worldwide in more than 100 countries for high-volume, complex labeling needs.
KKR Leads AUD 108 Million Series B Funding Round In AI Leader Advanced Navigation
Advanced Navigation (the “Company”), a developer of AI robotics and navigation technology, and KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the signing of definitive agreements under which KKR will lead a USD 68 million (AUD 108 million) Series B funding round in the Company. Advanced Navigation looks to use the funding to accelerate R&D programs focused on transformative robotic, navigation, photonic, and quantum sensing solutions, and enhance its global sales and marketing capabilities to reach new customers. Advanced Navigation will also assess inorganic growth opportunities to incorporate new technologies and products into its suite which complement the Company’s existing products and areas of expertise.