ABOUT MASAN NUTRI-SCIENCEMasan Nutri-Science, a subsidiary of Masan Group, is Vietnam's largest fully-integrated ("feed-farm-food" business model) branded meat platform, focused on driving productivity in Vietnam's animal protein industry and ultimately directly serving consumers with traceable, quality and affordable meat products, a US$18 billion opportunity. In 2016, Masan Nutri-Science sold over 2.5 million tons of animal feed through its national network of over 4,500 dealers and 13 feed facilities, generating approximately US$1.1 billion in sales. Growth was driven by animal feed brand "Bio-zeem" and integration and turnaround of Proconco and ANCO by implementing an FMCG approach to an agricultural business. In the same year, Masan Nutri-Science completed its feed-farm-food (3F) model with the groundbreaking of a scale and high-technology pig farm in Nghe An and becoming a strategic partner of VISSAN, Vietnam's largest meat company. ABOUT KKR KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation at the asset level. KKR invests its own capital alongside its partners' capital and brings opportunities to others through its capital markets business. References to KKR's investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), please visit KKR's website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co. ABOUT PENM PARTNERS PENM Partners is an independent Danish private equity company. PENM Partners offers equity capital and strategic partnership to unlisted Vietnamese companies under the name Private Equity New Markets (PENM). PENM Partners, through its four funds, manages USD550 million, and is focused on unlisted companies with a proven track record and a strong future development potential. The capital from PENM will typically be applied towards expansion, growing the business through investments or acquisitions.
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