We were founded on a simple premise: good investments result from sound decision-making; and, good businesses are built with a commitment to operational excellence. Since our founding in 1978, we have never wavered from these principles.

Good investments result
from sound decision-making;
and, good businesses are
built with a commitment to
operational excellence
We work collaboratively with corporate and family business sellers on transactions to maximize value. Many corporations, CEOs and entrepreneurs select CD&R as their partner because of our strong reputation for trustworthiness and operational leadership.

We practice investing as a craft, relying on a dedicated and cohesive team with a shared sense of purpose and values. Our investment approach blends skilled investment judgment with extensive experience driving growth and operating excellence.

Our Partners come from globally-recognized businesses that have long been known for the quality of their people – ABB, Allstate, Disney, Emerson Electric, The Gap, GE and Unilever as well as Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Company and Morgan Stanley, among others.