ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Interview

Asia tech startups on KKR's radar, says co-founder Henry Kravis

Equity fund already invests in ByteDance and Voyager Innovations

Henry Kravis, co-chairman and co-CEO of private equity firm KKR, cited "very good" returns on technology, media and telecommunications investments. (Photo by Shihoko Nakaoka)

TOKYO -- U.S. private equity firm KKR will increase investment in startups driving technological innovation, says co-founder Henry Kravis, highlighting a strategic expansion beyond its traditional targets of big corporations.

Speaking to Nikkei in a recent interview, Kravis, the firm's co-chairman and co-CEO, also offered praise for Japan's tack toward better corporate governance under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more