KKR confirms hiring of 3i’s head of Spain

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has officially announced the appointment of Alejo Vidal-Quadras as director based in the firm’s Madrid office. Vidal-Quadras will be responsible for developing and supporting KKR’s investment platforms in Spain. Vidal-Quadras joins the firm from 3i, where he worked as head of 3i Spain. KKR’s announcement confirms an earlier report from peHUB.

Press Release

KKR has announced today the appointment of Alejo Vidal-Quadras as Director, based in KKR’s Madrid office.

In this role, Mr Vidal-Quadras will be responsible for developing and supporting KKR’s investment platforms in Spain. Alejo will be part of KKR’s Private Equity team and reinforce coverage of the Spanish market for the other investments platforms such as Credit, Infrastructure and Real Estate.

Alejo Vidal-Quadras is joining KKR from 3i where he was Head of 3i Spain, responsible for investments in Spain and Portugal. During the 9 years with 3i, Alejo worked on 11 Private Equity investments across several sectors, including buyouts and minority investments, and participated in 6 Boards of Directors.

Prior to joining 3i, Alejo worked at Rothschild in Madrid, providing M&A advisory services. Alejo holds a combined programme of Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and MBA at ESADE in Barcelona, completed with a Master in Management CEMS at London School of Economics and HEC Paris.

Jesus Olmos, Member, Head of European Infrastructure and Head of KKR’s operations in Spain, said: “I am thrilled to announce Alejo’s joining as we continue to build our Spanish presence. We have been investing in Spain since 2010, and we are expanding our team to offer our partnership, long-term capital and global industrial expertise to Spanish companies. I am sure that Alejo’s knowledge and network will be of great value to us.”

Johannes Huth, Head of KKR Europe, Africa and Middle East, said: “As we continue to build our team, I am delighted that Alejo is joining us in Madrid. We believe that Spain will present many attractive investment opportunities and Alejo’s involvement will enable us to identify and pursue even more opportunities on behalf of our investors.”

Alejo Vidal-Quadras commented: “I am excited to join an investment firm with such an outstanding reputation and track record. I am particularly attracted to KKR’s flexible, multiproduct and entrepreneurial approach to investment, which is key in the local Spanish market.”

Over the last years, KKR has invested over $2.4 billion in Spain. These investments include Inaer, Uralita, ACCIONA Renovables Internacional, Telepizza, Grupo Alfonso Gallardo, TSolar, Saba, PortAventura and two real estate investments in retail and leisure parks.

Of KKR’s more than 80 private equity portfolio companies, 18 have operations in Spain, employing over 7,000 people.

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