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Gamma Biosciences to Acquire BioMagnetic Solutions, Adding Novel Immunomagnetic Cell Separation Platform to Bioseparation Portfolio

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 4:00pm

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gamma Biosciences , a life sciences tool platform created by KKR, has agreed to acquire State College, Pennsylvania based, BioMagnetic Solutions (BMS) , a next-generation cell selection and bioseparation technology company.

Key Points: 
  • MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gamma Biosciences , a life sciences tool platform created by KKR, has agreed to acquire State College, Pennsylvania based, BioMagnetic Solutions (BMS) , a next-generation cell selection and bioseparation technology company.
  • BMS has developed advanced immunomagnetic cell separation systems using nanoscale ferrofluids for highly specific cell selection and other bioseparation applications.
  • The ferrofluid based affinity sorting reagents can be integrated into single-use magnetic separation platforms ( X-GRAFFE ) at research, clinical, and commercial scale.
  • A pioneer inbioseparations, BioMagnetic Solutions' platforms and products leverage next generation nano-magnetic ferrofluids that enable superior performance compared withexisting immunomagnetic cell separation systems.

Gamma Biosciences to Acquire BioMagnetic Solutions, Adding Novel Immunomagnetic Cell Separation Platform to Bioseparation Portfolio

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 4:02pm

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gamma Biosciences , a life sciences tool platform created by KKR, has agreed to acquire State College, Pennsylvania based, BioMagnetic Solutions (BMS) , a next-generation cell selection and bioseparation technology company.

Key Points: 
  • MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gamma Biosciences , a life sciences tool platform created by KKR, has agreed to acquire State College, Pennsylvania based, BioMagnetic Solutions (BMS) , a next-generation cell selection and bioseparation technology company.
  • BMS has developed advanced immunomagnetic cell separation systems using nanoscale ferrofluids for highly specific cell selection and other bioseparation applications.
  • The ferrofluid based affinity sorting reagents can be integrated into single-use magnetic separation platforms ( X-GRAFFE ) at research, clinical, and commercial scale.
  • A pioneer inbioseparations, BioMagnetic Solutions' platforms and products leverage next generation nano-magnetic ferrofluids that enable superior performance compared withexisting immunomagnetic cell separation systems.

KKR Closes First Asia Real Estate Fund at US$1.7 billion

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 1:30am

KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the final close of KKR Asia Real Estate Partners (AREP or the Fund), a US$1.7 billion fund focused on opportunistic real estate investments in Asia Pacific.

Key Points: 
  • KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the final close of KKR Asia Real Estate Partners (AREP or the Fund), a US$1.7 billion fund focused on opportunistic real estate investments in Asia Pacific.
  • John Pattar, Head of Asia Pacific Real Estate at KKR, said, The transformation of Asia Pacifics real estate sector is creating a strong pipeline of new and exciting opportunities that are well-suited to KKRs flexible investment approach, local expertise and deep operational experience.
  • The Fund represents one of the largest inaugural pan-regional real estate funds to have been raised in Asia Pacific to date.
  • Ralph Rosenberg, Global Head of KKR Real Estate, said, AREPs close is an exciting milestone for our global real estate platform.

o9 Solutions Doubles Its Annual Revenue Bookings in 2020

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 2:30pm

o9 Solutions Inc. , a leading provider of Integrated Business Planning platforms for the digital transformation of enterprise-wide planning and decision-making capabilities, announced significant bookings growth during 2020 today.

Key Points: 
  • o9 Solutions Inc. , a leading provider of Integrated Business Planning platforms for the digital transformation of enterprise-wide planning and decision-making capabilities, announced significant bookings growth during 2020 today.
  • o9 more than doubled its annual recurring revenue bookings in 2020, demonstrating strong market demand for its platform.
  • During 2020, o9 achieved several significant milestones including:
    Raising its first-ever external strategic investment from KKR at unicorn valuation.
  • o9 Solutions is the premier AI-powered platform for driving digital transformations of integrated planning and operations capabilities.

KKR Expands Real Estate Industrial Portfolio in Phoenix with a New Acquisition

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the acquisition of a 263,000 square foot industrial distribution property in Goodyear, Arizona.

Key Points: 
  • KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the acquisition of a 263,000 square foot industrial distribution property in Goodyear, Arizona.
  • KKR acquired the asset from the developers, Provident Real Estate Ventures and Merit Partners.
  • Since launching a dedicated real estate platform in 2011, KKR has grown real estate assets under management to approximately $14 billion across the U.S., Europe and Asia as of September 30, 2020.
  • The global real estate team consists of over 90 dedicated investment professionals, spanning both the equity and credit businesses.

KKR Invests in Music Catalog of Ryan Tedder and OneRepublic

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 12:00pm

Leading global investment firm KKR , together with Ryan Tedder, songwriter, musician, producer and lead vocalist of OneRepublic, today announced that KKR has agreed to acquire a majority stake of the music catalog of Tedder and OneRepublic, including music publishing and recorded music rights.

Key Points: 
  • Leading global investment firm KKR , together with Ryan Tedder, songwriter, musician, producer and lead vocalist of OneRepublic, today announced that KKR has agreed to acquire a majority stake of the music catalog of Tedder and OneRepublic, including music publishing and recorded music rights.
  • Following the acquisition, Tedder will retain an interest in his music alongside KKR.
  • KKR has experience investing in artist-centric businesses, including household names in the music industry such as Gibson Brands, Alpha Theta (f.k.a.
  • OneRepublic is comprised of Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Zach Filkins, Drew Brown, Eddie Fisher and Brian Willett.

KKR Closes Inaugural Asia Pacific Infrastructure Fund at US$3.9 billion Cap

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 1:30am

KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the final close of KKR Asia Pacific Infrastructure Investors SCSp (the Fund), a US$3.9 billion fund focused on infrastructure-related investments across Asia Pacific.

Key Points: 
  • KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the final close of KKR Asia Pacific Infrastructure Investors SCSp (the Fund), a US$3.9 billion fund focused on infrastructure-related investments across Asia Pacific.
  • We are thrilled to announce the close of our inaugural Asian infrastructure fund, coming at this pivotal time for the infrastructure sector, said Ming Lu, Head of KKR Asia Pacific.
  • At the time of close, the Fund reached its hard cap to become the largest pan-regional infrastructure fund to have been raised for Asia Pacific.
  • David Luboff, Head of Asia Pacific Infrastructure at KKR, said, Infrastructure is a key priority for KKR in Asia Pacific and we are proud to have built one of the leading infrastructure investment platforms in the region.

KKR Expands Real Estate Industrial Portfolio in Southern California with New San Diego Acquisition

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 9:30pm

KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the acquisition of Three Piper Ranch, an industrial distribution property consisting of two buildings totaling approximately 330,000 square feet in San Diego, California.

Key Points: 
  • KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the acquisition of Three Piper Ranch, an industrial distribution property consisting of two buildings totaling approximately 330,000 square feet in San Diego, California.
  • The property expands KKRs industrial real estate footprint in Southern California to approximately 2.4 million square feet.
  • It is located in the Otay Mesa submarket of San Diego with excellent access to SR-125, SR-905, I-805 and I-5.
  • We are excited to supplement our footprint in Southern California with the addition of this high quality asset, said Ben Brudney, a Director in the Real Estate group at KKR.

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2020 Originations of $565.4 Million

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 9:30pm

The total whole loan maximum face amount is $141.8 million, co-originated and co-funded by the Company and a KKR fund on a pari passu basis.

Key Points: 
  • The total whole loan maximum face amount is $141.8 million, co-originated and co-funded by the Company and a KKR fund on a pari passu basis.
  • The total whole loan maximum face amount is $80.0 million, co-originated and co-funded by the Company and a KKR fund on a pari passu basis.
  • The total whole loan maximum face amount is $509.9 million, co-originated and co-funded by the Company and a KKR fund, of which $430.0 million senior notes were syndicated to third party lenders in the fourth quarter.
  • KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (NYSE:KREF) is a real estate finance company that focuses primarily on originating and acquiring senior loans secured by commercial real estate properties.

OrthoFi and OrthoBanc Combine Forces to Become the Leader in Orthodontic Patient Acquisition and Financial Management

Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 2:51pm

In 2019, Accel-KKR invested in OrthoFi, an innovative software and technology-enabled service platform for the Orthodontic specialty industry.

Key Points: 
  • In 2019, Accel-KKR invested in OrthoFi, an innovative software and technology-enabled service platform for the Orthodontic specialty industry.
  • The merger of these award-winning technologies and experienced teams will deliver a portfolio of industry-leading patient acquisition software solutions and revenue cycle management services.
  • "For 20 years, OrthoBanc has been committed to being a trusted partner for orthodontic practices to manage their patient payments.
  • For over 20 years, OrthoBanc has been the preferred patient payment management solution for orthodontic and dental practices.