Energy Future Holdings Corp. is owned by a group of investors led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and TPG, two of the nation's leading private-equity firms, and Goldman Sachs & Co., a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. All three companies have a long history of friendly acquisitions that have enhanced value and operational excellence in their portfolio companies.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.Established in 1976, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is a leading global alternative asset manager. Led by its founders, Henry Kravis and George Roberts, who are pioneers of the leveraged buyout industry, KKR specializes in large, complex buyouts. It is a global firm with industry-leading private equity experience, in-depth industry knowledge, sophisticated processes for growing and improving businesses, and a strong culture committed to teamwork and sharing information across offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia.
KKR has a history of landmark achievements in private equity, including the first leveraged buyout in excess of $1 billion, the first friendly tender offer in the buyout of a public company, and the largest buyouts in the U.S., the Netherlands, Denmark, India, Australia, Turkey, Singapore, and France.
The firm has continued its history of innovation by establishing new strategies that leverage the power of its brand and the intellectual capital in its private equity business. It sponsors and manages funds and accounts that make investments in fixed income and other strategies. It also engages in capital markets transactions and other activities that capitalize on the experience and knowledge that it has accumulated throughout our history.
TPGFounded in 1992 and led by David Bonderman and Jim Coulter, TPG manages one of the world's leading private investment firms. Through its investment platform, TPG Capital, the firm generally makes significant investments in operating companies through acquisitions and restructurings across a broad range of industries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. The firm currently has more than $47 billion of assets under management, and portfolio companies in which TPG has significant ownership operate in more than 130 countries. TPG and its Principals have had lead responsibility for more than 230 transactions, investing more than $35 billion.
Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.