With approximately one-third of our professional staff based in Europe and a developing network of strategic relationships in Asia, CD&R’s international reach has become a particularly valuable asset in sourcing new investment opportunities and improving the global operations of our portfolio companies.

CD&R portfolio companies typically generate a third or more of their revenues outside the country in which they are headquartered. Virtually all have global supply chains and some degree of business process outsourcing. When CD&R looks at businesses like Rexel (headquartered in Paris but with 70% of its business outside France) or Hertz (headquartered in the U.S. but with 40% of its business elsewhere), the investment decision-making process is guided by partners with deep international experience.

The Firm’s global strategy focuses on companies that are multinational or that require complex, cross-border repositioning. Financial and operating partners, professionals who have lived or worked around the world and understand the political and cultural environment, regulations, labor markets and customer and supplier behaviors critical to successfully sourcing and managing transactions, always inform investment decisions regarding global businesses such as Exova, Hertz, Rexel, SPIE and VWR.


Note: For a complete list of new investments since 2001, see our Investments.

With approximately one-third of our professional staff based in Europe and a developing network of strategic relationships in Asia, CD&R’s international reach has become a particularly valuable asset in sourcing new investment opportunities and improving the global operations of our portfolio companies.

CD&R portfolio companies typically generate a third or more of their revenues outside the country in which they are headquartered. Virtually all have global supply chains and some degree of business process outsourcing. When CD&R looks at businesses like Rexel (headquartered in Paris but with 70% of its business outside France) or Hertz (headquartered in the U.S. but with 40% of its business elsewhere), the investment decision-making process is guided by partners with deep international experience.

The Firm’s global strategy focuses on companies that are multinational or that require complex, cross-border repositioning. Financial and operating partners, professionals who have lived or worked around the world and understand the political and cultural environment, regulations, labor markets and customer and supplier behaviors critical to successfully sourcing and managing transactions, always inform investment decisions regarding global businesses such as Exova, Hertz, Rexel, SPIE and VWR.


Note: For a complete list of new investments since 2001, see our Investments.