March 2004
Investment Dealers' Digest;3/29/2004, Vol. 70 Issue 13, p14
Trade Publication
This article presents developments related to private equity in the U.S. Cashing in on last year's surge in the equity markets, buyout company Kohlberg Kravis Roberts &. Co more than tipled its payout to investors last year, returning some $3.2 billion to its bockers, up from only $900 million in 2002. The company also said investors will get roughly another $2.7 billion from stock sales by the end of June. Most of its returns so far have come from secondary stock offerings of its stakes in Canada's Yellow Pages, electronics components maker Amphenol, and the Willis Group. Another giant buyout company, Carlyle Group, returned a record $2.1 billion to its investors last year.


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