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KKR adds to London team

KKR, a leading global investment firm, has appointed Michaela Wood as a Director, with immediate effect.

Based in London, Wood will join the EMEA private equity team to work on UK coverage as well as supporting investments in the Business Services sector across Europe.

Wood joins KKR after six years at CVC Capital Partners where she worked on a range of transactions including the RAC, QA, Neptune Energy, PRO14 Rugby and Six Nations Rugby. She joined CVC from BC Partners, where she supported UK companies including Sabre Insurance and CarTrawler. Prior to BC Partners, Michaela worked for the Boston Consulting Group and GE Capital. She holds an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a BA from the University of Oxford.

Michaela will report to Tim Franks, Partner and Head of the UK. Her appointment strengthens KKR’s private equity platform in the UK, with the firm having deployed over USD8 billion of equity capital since 2007 across a range of transactions including ERM, Citation, The Hut Group, Trainline, Darktrace and Cognita Schools.

Tim Franks, Partner and Head of the UK at KKR, says: “We are delighted to welcome Michaela to our UK team at an exciting moment for KKR as our investment platforms continue to grow. Her impressive track record and deep knowledge of both the UK and the Business Services sector will prove invaluable in sourcing and executing investment opportunities.”

Phillipp Freise and Mattia Caprioli, Partners and Co-Heads of Private Equity in Europe at KKR, adds: “We are delighted that KKR continues to attract leading talent in Europe, and we look forward to working with Michaela.”

Michaela Wood, Director at KKR, says: “KKR has a strong position in the UK and I’m looking forward to working with the team to invest in leading UK businesses across the full range of KKR’s private equity platform, following successful recent investments.”

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