KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR) today reported its fourth quarter and full year 2012 results.
For the fourth quarter and full year 2012, the carrying value of KKR’s private equity investment portfolio appreciated 4.0% and 23.8%, respectively, driving meaningful ENI.
ENI was $347.7 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, an increase of $62.2 million compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2011. The increase was primarily attributable to higher net carried interest earned from our investment funds. ENI was $2,130.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, an increase of $1,380.0 million compared to the year ended December 31, 2011. The increase was primarily due to a higher level of appreciation in the carrying value of our principal investments and greater net carried interest earned from our investment funds.
Total distributable earnings was $546.3 million and $1,449.4 million for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012, respectively, an increase of $399.8 million and $666.8 million from the comparable periods in 2011. The increase in both comparative periods is due to a higher level of realization activity in our private equity investment portfolio.On October 1, 2012, we closed our acquisition of Prisma Capital Partners LP and its affiliates (“Prisma”), a leading provider of customized hedge fund solutions. Prisma’s results have been reported as part of our Public Markets segment in the fourth quarter of 2012. As of December 31, 2012, Prisma had $8.5 billion of assets under management. AUM was $75.5 billion as of December 31, 2012, an increase of $9.2 billion, or 13.9%, compared to AUM of $66.3 billion as of September 30, 2012. Fee paying assets under management (“FPAUM”) was $60.8 billion as of December 31, 2012, an increase of $10.5 billion, or 20.9%, compared to FPAUM of $50.3 billion as of September 30, 2012. The increases in both AUM and FPAUM were primarily attributable to new capital from the acquisition of Prisma and to a lesser extent new capital raised and appreciation in the fair value of our investment vehicles. The increases were partially offset by distributions to limited partners of our investment funds. Neither AUM nor FPAUM include $4.0 biillion (includes general partner commitment) of capital raised for our second Asian private equity fund.