KKR is well acquainted with the German market: the financial investor held a stake in ProSiebenSat.1 from 2007 to 2014, trimmed the media group to profitability and, in the end, earned half a billion euros in the investment.
Now KKR is back and is building up an integrated media company together with Fred Kogel: Leonine. For this purpose a film trade including TV channels (Tele München Gruppe, Tele 5), an entertainment company (i & u by Günther Jauch), a film archive (Universum Film) and a film production (Wiedemann & Berg) were bought. KKR also holds more than 40 percent of Axel Springer.
This question will be answered by Franziska Kayser, Private Equity Director at Investmenthaus, at MEDIENTAGE MÜNCHEN 2019. She will be speaking on October 24 under the motto “Creating new value in media”.
Franziska Kayser has been working for KKR since 2011. The manager is part of the technology, media and telecommunications sector team within KKR’s private equity platform in EMEA. She participated in the investments in Springer, GfK, Trainline, Scout24 Switzerland, SMCP and Wild Flavors. Franziska Kayser is also a member of the Board of Directors of GfK.
Save the Date: Thursday, October 24, 11:25 on the Main Stage.