KKR stacks up dry powder with monster new fund

By Owen Sanderson
05 Nov 2019

KKR announced has closed its European Fund V, a €5.8bn vehicle looking for deals in western Europe. The company’s EMEA private equity funds are investing a combined $11.6bn at the moment, meaning the new fund offers a huge increase in firepower.

The private equity firm is investing $400m-equivalent of capital in the new fund alongside its limited partners.

Johannes Huth, head of KKR EMEA, and the first employee hired in the region in 1999, said that the firm “will invest our fifth European fund by maintaining the differentiated approach ...

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