Firm: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Fund: KKR 2011 Fund LP (anticipated)
Expected Size: Less than $18 bilion
Navab, who was speaking earlier this month at the Buyouts Conference in Dallas, said the firm is seeing “enthusiastic support” for KKR’s planned fundraising.
Navab, in an on-stage Q&A, wouldn’t give a size for KKR’s expected pool but said the firm will raise a large fund. “I don’t think $18 billion will be realistic in this environment,” he said. KKR’s last North American fund raised $17.6 billion in 2006 and is about 70% percent invested.
Also this month, Tony James, COO of KKR rival
Navab was also asked about Energy Future Holdings, the former TXU, which was acquired by KKR and
Navab said he’s taking a “long-term view” of the company and wishes natural gas prices were trading higher. The company has no covenant issues and “is a buyout work in progress,” he said.