Founded in 1976 by Jerome Kohlberg, Jr., and cousins Henry Kravis and George R. Roberts, KKR & Co. L.P.  is an American multinational private equity firm, specializing in leveraged buyouts.

The company is headquartered in New York, with 13 offices in 9 different countries.

A pioneer in the leveraged buyout industry, the firm has completed over $400 billion of private equity transactions since its inception.

Companies KKR have invested in include: Panasonic, SONOS, The and Colonial Pipeline Company.