KKR : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Effects Of Interest Rate Hikes On Private Equity

    June 17, 2015
    Private Equity firms would be wise to lock in current interest rates on their debt payments in anticipation of rate hikes. ...
  2. Private Equity's Returns Are Tempered By Its Risks

    April 15, 2015
    Private equity firms adopt approaches to quickly hike up earnings and boost returns, but these investments come with big ...
  3. What kinds of private equity investments are out there?

    February 24, 2015
    Learn why private equity can be so profitable and how to buy this type of investment often reserved for institutional and ...
  4. The Most Famous Leveraged Buyouts

    February 9, 2015
    A look at the largest and most famous leveraged buyouts in history.
  5. Coming Soon: Private Equity In 401(k) Plans

    January 6, 2015
    The day will soon come when private equity is commonly found among 401(k) plan investment options. Here's who's leading the ...
  6. How To Add Real Assets To Your Portfolio

    September 18, 2014
    Real assets, as distinguished from financial assets, means stuff you can touch: oil, gold, pork bellies, real estate and ...
  7. Follow the Private Equity Money, Into The Energy Sector

    March 11, 2014
    One of the best ways to identify sectors that are undervalued, with huge rebound potential over the next few years, is to ...
  8. How To Follow The Private Equity Money Into The Energy Sector

    March 11, 2014
    One of the best ways to identify sectors that are undervalued, with huge rebound potential over the next few years, is to ...
  9. Invest Like The Super-Rich With This 7.2% Yielder

    October 31, 2013
    Ever wonder how the super-rich manage their investments and retire on that private island with afternoon mojitos? A big part ...
  10. Private Equity For Retail Investors

    October 11, 2013
    Recent hot IPOs has many regular investors salivating at the chance to participate in start-ups and private equity. With ...
  11. Saks Accepts $16 - Is That Enough?

    July 31, 2013
    Saks announced July 29 that it was accepting the Hudson's Bay Company's $2.9 billion dollar acquisition offer. Bringing Saks ...
  12. Men's Wearhouse Fires Co-Founder: Should You Fire Its Stock?

    June 21, 2013
    Men's Wearhouse (NYSE:MW) unceremoniously fired George Zimmer as its Executive Chairman June 19. The co-founder is well known ...
  13. Onex or Nielsen: Which is the Better Buy?

    June 19, 2013
    Toronto-based Onex (OTC:ONEXF) completed its acquisition of Nielsen Holdings' (NYSE:NLSN) exhibition business June 18 for ...
  14. Are These 3 Retailers Ready To Go Private?

    April 30, 2013
    Bloomberg ran an article April 29 speculating that Rue 21, Abercrombie & Fitch and Aeropostale are all possible private equity ...
  15. Geoffrey Chomps Down On The Tablet Market

    October 16, 2012
    Toys "R" Us is introducing the Tabeo, a feature-rich tablet device for kids, available exclusively through its retail channels.
  16. The Growing Play In Class B Malls

    June 5, 2012
    With retail sales beginning to show some positive trends, operators of second-tier and B malls are finally seeing their star ...
  17. Can BAM Add Some Punch To Your Portfolio?

    May 16, 2012
    BAM is currently trading at 1.2 times book value and offers a little bit of everything, including solid long-term asset growth ...
  18. 3 Reasons To Own DuPont

    January 6, 2012
    In mid-December, DuPont trimmed its earnings per share. No matter, there's still reason to own its stock.
  19. Rockwood Holdings Or PolyOne: Which Is The Better Stock?

    May 26, 2011
    KKR recently sold half of its remaining stake of Rockwood Holdings, the chemical company it bought in 2000. Is PolyOne the ...
  20. Family Dollar Says No To Trian Buyout

    March 8, 2011
    Family Dollar rejected Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund buyout offer and enacted a poison pill provision.
  21. Big Lots New Stores Drive Growth Outlook

    March 8, 2011
    Big Lots produced record earnings for its quarter despite flat same store sales. New stores are driving its growth.
  22. Sealy's Sleep Struggles

    January 18, 2011
    Mattress maker Sealy had a mixed fourth quarter with essentially flat earnings and revenue, but does the future hold anything ...
  23. Looking Back At M&A In 2010

    December 27, 2010
    Thanks to record low interest rates, an easier corporate lending environment and corporate cash coffers swelling, M&A ...
  24. Private Equity Kills Balance Sheets

    December 24, 2010
    We'll use the Z-Score to illustrate how private equity is hurting the financial footing of acquired companies.
  25. Has Ingenico Done VeriFone A Favor?

    December 23, 2010
    By rebuffing Danaher, Ingencio may be helping VeriFone.
  26. Should Investors Pay Any Price For VeriFone?

    December 6, 2010
    VeriFone has solid growth prospects but an incredibly demanding valuation.
  27. KKR Feasts On Del Monte Foods

    November 29, 2010
    The KKR-led buyout of Del Monte Foods is likely a function of cheap credit and a decent valuation.
  28. Dollar General's Strong Growth Continues

    September 3, 2010
    Dollar General posted another strong quarter, with substantial revenue and earnings increases.
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