Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
In order to ensure that the Fund operates with global best practices, Kedaara has formed a strategic partnership with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”), one of the most respected private equity firms in the world, with a long history of working with management teams to create value by building stronger, more profitable businesses. Since its founding in 1978, it has invested more than US$ 30 billion in a number of European and US businesses with an aggregate transaction value in excess of US$ 150 billion. The partnership with CD&R provides Kedaara access to former’s global networks and operational insights. These capabilities are increasingly sought by Indian business leaders as they strive to transform their businesses into professionally-managed platforms with organizational resources to profitably scale regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Kedaara has benefitted from access to CD&R’s senior operating advisors and partners, including Vindi Banga (former chairman of Hindustan Unilever), Sir Terence Leahy (former CEO of Tesco Inc.), John Dineen (former CEO of GE Healthcare), Ronald Williams (former chairman and CEO of Aetna Inc,), Paul Pressler (former CEO of Gap Inc.), Dr. Manfred Schneider (former chairman of Bayer AG), Fred Kindle (former CEO of ABB), James McNerney, Jr. (former CEO of 3M and Boeing), William VanArsdale (former chairman of Eaton), John Compton (former President of PepsiCo Inc.) and Jeff Hawn (former chairman of Quest Software).