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Henry R. Kravis

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company

1984 - 1996

Finance

1980 b. 1944
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateClaremont College
GraduateMBA, Columbia University
Personal
Born-Died1944
BirthplaceOklahoma (OK)
RaceWhite
FatherProfessional
Era - 1980

Kravis, along with his partners Kohlberg and Roberts, was instrumental in legitimizing the use of leveraged buy-outs for underperforming organizations. Kravis did not just specialize in orchestrating LBOs, he constantly pushed the envelope overseeing some of the largest deals in business history. By making LBOs part of the financial mainstream of American business, Kravis reshaped the perception of debt as a motivating factor for corporate performance.