ValueAct Capital Increases KKR Stake ~ market folly

Thursday, September 7, 2017

ValueAct Capital Increases KKR Stake

Jeff Ubben's firm ValueAct Capital has increased its stake in KKR (KKR) per an amended 13D just filed with the SEC.  ValueAct now owns 7.5% of the company with over 35.15 million shares.

The filing notes they were out buying on August 22nd through 25th, as well as the 28th through September 1st, and on September 5th as well.  In total, they acquired 6.6 million shares.  They were buying between $18.42 and $18.98.

Ubben's firm also holds cash settled swaps with respect to 10.4 million common shares that aren't included in 35 million shares they own.

ValueAct has made quite a few portfolio adjustments recently and we've highlighted more of them here.

Per Google Finance, KKR is "a global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds. The Company's business offers a range of investment management services to its fund investors, and provides capital markets services to its firm, its portfolio companies and third parties. The Company conducts its business with offices across the world, providing it with a global platform for sourcing transactions, raising capital and carrying out capital markets activities. The Company operates through four segments: Private Markets, Public Markets, Capital Markets and Principal Activities. It operates and reports its combined credit and hedge funds businesses through the Public Markets segment. The Capital Markets segment consists primarily of its global capital markets business. Through its Principal Activities segment, the Company manages the firm's assets and deploys capital."

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