LONDON & MADRID--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
KKR has announced today the appointment of Alejo Vidal-Quadras as
Director, based in KKR's Madrid office.
In this role, Mr Vidal-Quadras will be responsible for developing and
supporting KKR's investment platforms in Spain. Alejo will be part of
KKR's Private Equity team and reinforce coverage of the Spanish market
for the other investments platforms such as Credit, Infrastructure and
Alejo Vidal-Quadras is joining KKR from 3i where he was Head of 3i
Spain, responsible for investments in Spain and Portugal. During the 9
years with 3i, Alejo worked on 11 Private Equity investments across
several sectors, including buyouts and minority investments, and
participated in 6 Boards of Directors.
Prior to joining 3i, Alejo worked at Rothschild in Madrid, providing M&A
advisory services. Alejo holds a combined programme of Bachelor's degree
in Business Administration and MBA at ESADE in Barcelona, completed with
a Master in Management CEMS at London School of Economics and HEC Paris.
Jesus Olmos, Member, Head of European Infrastructure and Head of KKR's
operations in Spain, said: "I am thrilled to announce Alejo's joining as
we continue to build our Spanish presence. We have been investing in
Spain since 2010, and we are expanding our team to offer our
partnership, long-term capital and global industrial expertise to
Spanish companies. I am sure that Alejo's knowledge and network will be
of great value to us."
Johannes Huth, Head of KKR Europe, Africa and Middle East, said: "As we
continue to build our team, I am delighted that Alejo is joining us in
Madrid. We believe that Spain will present many attractive investment
opportunities and Alejo's involvement will enable us to identify and
pursue even more opportunities on behalf of our investors."
Alejo Vidal-Quadras commented: "I am excited to join an investment firm
with such an outstanding reputation and track record. I am particularly
attracted to KKR's flexible, multiproduct and entrepreneurial approach
to investment, which is key in the local Spanish market."
Over the last years, KKR has invested over $2.4 billion in Spain. These
investments include Inaer, Uralita, ACCIONA Renovables Internacional,
Telepizza, Grupo Alfonso Gallardo, TSolar, Saba, PortAventura and two
real estate investments in retail and leisure parks.
Of KKR's more than 80 private equity portfolio companies, 18 have
operations in Spain, employing over 7,000 people.
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KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across
multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure,
real estate, credit and 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 at the asset level. KKR invests its own capital alongside its
partners' capital and brings opportunities to others 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 at www.kkr.com.
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