KKR to Acquire CoolIT SystemsMay 2, 2023
Investment to Support Company’s Growth as Demand for Energy-Efficient Data Center Cooling Grows
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Founded in 2001, CoolIT designs, engineers and manufactures advanced liquid cooling solutions for the data center and desktop markets. CoolIT’s patented Split-Flow Direct Liquid Cooling technology is designed to improve equipment reliability and lifespan, decrease operating cost, lower energy demand and carbon emissions, reduce water consumption and allow for higher server density than legacy air-cooling methods.
“Our business has evolved tremendously over the past few years and today we are proud to be one of the most trusted providers of liquid cooling solutions to the global data center market,” said
As part of this transaction, CoolIT will expand its equity ownership program to make all employees owners of the Company. This strategy is based on the belief that employee engagement is a key driver in building stronger companies. Since 2011, KKR portfolio companies have awarded billions of dollars of total equity value to over 50,000 non-management employees across nearly 30 companies.
KKR is investing in CoolIT through its
The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2023, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.
About CoolIT Systems
CoolIT Systems specializes in scalable liquid cooling solutions for the world’s most demanding computing environments. In the enterprise data center and high performance computing markets, CoolIT partners with global leaders in OEM server design to develop efficient and reliable liquid cooling solutions for their own leading-edge products. In the desktop enthusiast market, CoolIT provides unparalleled performance for a range of gaming systems. Through its modular, Direct Liquid Cooling technology, Rack DLC™, CoolIT enables dramatic increases in rack densities, component performance and power efficiencies. Together, CoolIT and its partners are leading the way for widespread adoption of advanced cooling technology. For additional information on CoolIT Systems, please visit CoolIT’s website at www.coolitsystems.com and on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/coolit-systems-inc-.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management as well as capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of
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