New York – May 23, 2011 – Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (together with its affiliates, “KKR”) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement with private investment firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson (“VSS”) whereby an affiliate of KKR will acquire Ipreo Holdings LLC, a premier global provider of capital markets related data, market intelligence, and productivity solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Ipreo is a sophisticated capital markets and corporate analytics firm managed and staffed by many of the most knowledgeable, creative and client-focused people in the industry. We see great potential for growth and are excited to partner with an industry leader with Ipreo’s depth of experience and reputation for service,” Thomas Uger, Director of KKR, said.
Ipreo is the only provider of new issuance software solutions across the equity, fixed income, and municipal markets, including bookbuilding systems, roadshow & conference management platforms, and electronic document delivery. In addition, the company is known for its Bigdough database, widely recognized as the leading source for institutional contact data and investor profiles, which is available via a suite of sophisticated CRM and prospecting applications and relied upon by both capital markets and investor relations professionals to facilitate effective investor outreach initiatives.
“KKR is a leading global investment firm with a track-record of partnering with world-class enterprises; it’s very exciting for us to have their support,” said Scott Ganeles, Chief Executive Officer of Ipreo. “This is a new chapter in our history, and it is an endorsement of our success to date and a validation of our employees’ commitment to ensuring our clients have the best tools, analysis, and insights to enable them to achieve their capital raising goals.”
Ipreo is a global leader in providing market intelligence, data, and technology solutions to all participants in the global capital markets, including sell-side banks, publicly traded companies, and buy-side institutions. By combining state-of-the-art new issuance systems with the premier global financial and investor data, Ipreo enables our capital markets clients to execute deals more efficiently, maximizing time and resources. Our applications include end-to-end bookbuilding systems, roadshow & conference management platforms, and electronic document delivery. Additionally, Ipreo’s suite of investor prospecting and CRM solutions offers the most accurate and comprehensive institutional contacts data and profiles in the industry. Ipreo is the only financial services provider to offer solutions across all asset classes for the Equity, Fixed Income, Municipal, and Syndicated Loan markets. Ipreo is a KKR portfolio company with nearly 700 employees supporting clients in every major financial center around the world. For more information, please go to www.ipreo.com.
Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, KKR is a leading global investment firm with $61.0 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2011. With 14 offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. KKR seeks to create value by bringing operational expertise to its portfolio companies and through active oversight and monitoring of its investments. KKR complements its investment expertise and strengthens interactions with investors through its client relationships and capital markets platforms. KKR is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: KKR). For additional information, please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com
- For Ipreo
- Kate McKay
- Managing Director, Global Marketing & Communications
- Kristi Huller
- Kekst & Company
- Peter Hill