LONDON & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announces the appointment
of Jacques Veyrat as a Senior Advisor to support KKR's investment
activities in France.
Mr Veyrat is a senior French executive with deep experience across a
range of different sectors. He currently manages his own company, Impala
SAS, a diversified investment company with around €1bn net asset value,
active in energy, manufacturing, consumer brands, and asset management.
Before founding Impala in 2011, Mr Veyrat served as Chairman and Chief
Executive of the global merchant and commodity company Louis Dreyfus
Group, and of telecoms company Neuf Cegetel before its acquisition by
Johannes Huth, Member and Head of KKR EMEA, said: "I am delighted that
KKR will be able to benefit from Jacques' expertise and strategic
counsel in France. France is an important market for KKR, and we see
significant opportunities across a number of sectors, building on our
successful track record and commitment to supporting French businesses.
Jacques will bring valuable insights and local knowledge as we further
develop our presence and activities in France."
Mr Veyrat's appointment builds on KKR's 15-year track record of
supporting the growth and development of major French companies into
leading global and French champions. KKR's investments span a range of
sectors of the French economy, including industrials (Legrand, Tarkett,
Winoa), software and outsourcing (Webhelp, OVH), and luxury goods
(SMCP). In addition, KKR has deployed growth equity capital backing
high-growth French technology businesses, including Ivalua and Fotolia.
Across France, the firm supports the employment of almost 10,000 people
through the operations of its 18 portfolio companies.
This successful track record in France has been reflected in the recent
promotions of a number of senior French executives at KKR, including
Nicolas Gheysens, Edouard Pillot, Vincent Policard and Jean-Pierre Saad.
Mr Veyrat will work closely with Henry Kravis, Johannes Huth and the
wider EMEA leadership team on the development of KKR's platform in
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple
alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy,
infrastructure, real estate, credit and, through its strategic partners,
hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by
following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing
world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR
portfolio companies. KKR invests its own capital alongside its partners'
capital and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities
through its capital markets business. References to KKR's investments
may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional
information about KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR's website
and on Twitter @KKR_Co.
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