We believe there’s no more entrepreneurial activity in the world than private equity. The heart of this business is innovation and vision – identifying good investment opportunities, adapting quickly to new business and capital market environments, and exploiting change.

The Way We Add Value

Our reputation is based on a record of constructive collaborations with our portfolio management teams on business transformations.

As a long-term partner, CD&R offers significant time and resources to help our portfolio companies improve their financial and operating performance, typically over a three to six year period. Both our in-house Operating Partners and the Senior and Operating Advisors engaged by our funds work closely with portfolio management teams. They provide operational support and strategic insights to help the team achieve its strategic plans, establish metrics to measure performance more effectively, help recruit talent and work with our portfolio partners on the most important initiatives to build long-term value.

Our objective remains constant
for every investment: to be an
agent of constructive change
for the long-term health of
the portfolio company
Our strategic and operational transformation skills produce demonstrable results: margins at portfolio companies have improved at approximately four times the rate of their industry peers.1

Approximately 80% of the value created by CD&R during its ownership is a product of operational enhancements, as measured by EBITDA growth.2 The Economist called CD&R “a buyout firm that really does focus on operation improvements.”3

A critical element of investment success is reward sharing. We establish strong financial incentives and substantial equity ownership for our portfolio management teams.

Our objective remains constant for every investment: to be an agent of constructive change for the long-term health of the portfolio company.

Note: For a complete list of new investments since 2005, see Our Investments.
The information on these pages is intended solely for the benefit of persons who might be aware of investment opportunities that might interest CD&R. CD&R’s services are provided only to a limited number of private investment funds; CD&R does not make its services available to the public