Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is a private equity investment firm specializing in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, special situations, growth equity, mature, and middle market investments. The firm considers investments in all industries with a focus on technology and hardware, consumer products and services industry, industry-leading franchises and companies in natural resource, energy and infrastructure assets, real estate, containers and packaging, commodity chemicals, airports, ports , textiles, apparel and luxury goods, household durables, leisure facilities, communications, media, insurance, brokerage houses, non-durable goods distribution, supermarket retailing, hospitals, entertainment venues and production companies, publishing, printing services, capital goods, financial services, and renewable energy. In energy and infrastructure, it typically focuses in upstream production and surrounding services as well as in the long-lived infrastructure assets that provide critical links in the supply chain and electric and gas utilities. In real estate, the firm seeks to invest in private and public real estate securities including property-level equity, debt and special situations transactions and businesses with significant real estate holdings, and oil and natural gas properties. The firm seeks to invest in mid- to high-end residential developments, but can invest in other projects throughout Mainland China through outright ownership, joint ventures, and merger. It typically invests globally with a focus on Australia, emerging and developed Asia, Middle East and Africa, Nordic, Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific, Ireland, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Caribbean, Mexico, South America, North America, Latin America, Korea, Canada, and United States of America. In the United States and Europe, the firm focuses on buyouts of large, publicly traded companies. It seeks to invest $30 million to $717 million in companies with enterprise values between $597 million to $2389 million. The firm prefers to invest in a range of debt and public equity investing and may co-invest. It seeks a board seat in its portfolio companies and a controlling ownership of a company or a strategic minority positions. The firm typically holds its investment for a period of five to seven years and more and exits through initial public offerings, secondary offerings, and sales to strategic buyers. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. was founded in 1976 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices across United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia.