KKR appoints Managing Director to lead client partner group in Australia & New Zealand

KKR has appointed Nicholas Hyde as a Managing Director to lead the firm's Client Partner Group in Australia and New Zealand.

Hyde will be responsible for managing and expanding KKR’s client relationships in Australia and New Zealand, raising capital for the Firm’s private and public markets strategies, and leading new business development for the region. He will be based in Sydney and will work closely with members of KKR’s senior team in Australia and the region, including Scott Bookmyer, Head of KKR Australia, and Diane Raposio, Head of KKR’s Client and Partner Group in Asia Pacific and Head of KKR’s regional Capital Markets business.

Hyde brings nearly 30 years of experience to the Firm. He joins from IFM Investors in Sydney, where he was a Director responsible for leading new business development to institutional accounts in Australia, New Zealand and Asia across products spanning private equity, infrastructure, debt and alternatives. Prior to IFM Investors, he was a Managing Director of Institutional Business Development at Wellington Management in Sydney, and he previously held senior sales roles at investment banks including Deutsche Bank, Citi and JP Morgan in London, New York and Sydney.

Bookmyer says: “We are pleased to welcome Nic to the team. He brings significant experience that will help us further develop our business in Australia and New Zealand and strengthen our relationships with our valued investment partners. Nic’s appointment reinforces our long-term commitment to the Australian market and he will play an important role in our continued efforts to build a multi-product, world-class platform across a diverse range of strategies in the region.”

Australia is an increasingly important market for KKR globally, and Mr. Hyde’s appointment is the latest addition to KKR’s Australia team across seniority levels and asset classes that include private equity, real estate, credit and infrastructure. Recent senior appointments include Ben Hall, Managing Director and Head of Credit for KKR Australia, and Andrew Jennings, a Director leading KKR’s Infrastructure business in the market.

KKR has been investing in the Australian market since 2006, and since then, has invested or committed more than AUD9 billion of equity into high-caliber companies across asset classes. KKR’s current Australian portfolio across asset classes includes, but is not limited to, Arnott’s, Australian Venue Co, Findex, GenesisCare, Laser Clinics Australia, Latitude Financial Services, MYOB and Pepper Group.