KKR has announced the appointment of David Lang as a Member in the Sydney office, effective early 2018. Mr. Lang joins KKR from Pamplona Capital Management, a US$10 billion global private equity fund where Mr. Lang was a partner and founding member. With 20 years of industry experience, he has successfully invested across a diverse range of sectors – from consumer staples and retail, to industrials and infrastructure.
“We are thrilled to have an Australian of David’s impressive calibre and experience join our team in Sydney,” Scott Bookmyer, Member & Head of KKR Australia, said. “After spending the past 15 years in Europe and the United States, he brings back a wealth of relationships and best practices to his home market. David personifies the global & local nature of KKR’s strengths and enables us to offer an even greater array of flexible capital solutions to local institutions and entrepreneurs. David’s arrival, and appointment as a fellow Member to help me lead the team, reinforces KKR’s long-term commitment to the vibrant Australian market.”
Mr. David Lang said, “I am excited to return home after 15 years and join an investment firm with such an outstanding reputation and established presence in the region. Australia is a dynamic market and I am convinced there is growing demand for entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses and corporate CEOs to find like-minded partners to help them expand domestically and abroad. With KKR’s experienced team and vast global network, we will continue to forge such partnerships and I will be focused on continuing to build on the firm’s success in Australia.”
KKR has been investing in Australia through its pan-regional private equity funds since 2006 and opened its office in Sydney in 2007. As the Australian economy offers opportunities to invest in high-quality companies poised for expansion domestically and overseas, the country plays an important role in KKR’s Asia Pacific strategy. To date, KKR has deployed more than A$3 billion across its Private Equity, Credit, Energy & Resources and Real Estate businesses. KKR’s existing private equity investments include Dixon Hospitality, Latitude Financial Services, Laser Clinics Australia, Santanol and Sundrop Farms.