KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) today reported its first quarter 2014 results.
On February 19, 2014, we closed our acquisition of Avoca Capital (Unlimited) and its affiliates (“Avoca”), a European credit investment manager. Avoca’s financial results have been reported as part of our Public Markets segment in the first quarter of 2014. The acquisition of Avoca contributed $8.4 billion to our Public Markets segment’s assets under management.
In March 2014, we held our final close for our first Energy Income and Growth Fund L.P., which including general partner and employee commitments closed with approximately $2.0 billion of commitments.
On December 16, 2013, KKR announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement where KKR will acquire KFN through a stock-for-stock merger. The merger, which is subject to KFN shareholder approval and other customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.“Our investment portfolio and balance sheet continue to perform, resulting in a 26% return on equity over the last twelve months,” said Henry R. Kravis and George R. Roberts, Co-Chairmen and Co-Chief Executive Officers of KKR. “Additionally, our realization activity and record fee revenue both contributed to a 60% year-over-year increase in our first quarter distribution per unit to $0.43 per share.”
|Note: Certain financial measures, including FRE, ENI, after-tax ENI, ENI after taxes and equity-based charges, fee related EBITDA, book value, cash and short-term investments and adjusted units, are not presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). See Exhibits A and B for a reconciliation of such measures to financial results prepared in accordance with GAAP.|