BAI continues growth trajectory – association welcomes KKR as 200th member

Bonn, 20 August 2018. Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI), the advocacy associa-tion for the alternative investments industry in Germany, has welcomed the US private equity firm KKR on 17 August as its 200th member. After BAI’s 20th anniversary in 2017, the dynamic growth of the association has reached a new peak with the admission of KKR.

The admission of KKR is a special milestone and at the same time evidence for the successful development of the association. BAI managing director Frank Dornseifer said the following about the new record: “Our global, cross-asset-approach with the theme „diversification matters “ has not only contributed to the popularity of alternative investments in Germany in the last few years, but has also convinced a large number of national and international asset managers, investment companies, banks and service providers to join our association. What they all have in common is their exceptional expertise and experience in the professional alternative investment business comprising liquid alternatives, private debt, private equity or infrastructure. KKR has also been pushing this cross-asset-approach successfully for many years and belongs to one of the leading private equity firms worldwide. We are looking forward to a close and successful cooperation with KKR.“

Christian Ollig, Head of KKR Germany, said: “We are excited to be a member of BAI. We have been active in Germany since more than 20 years — starting with the classic private equity business, we are today also active in many other asset classes like infrastructure, growth, real estate and credit. With the opening of our offices in Frankfurt in September, we are reinforcing our engagement in Germany. We look forward to intensifying the cooperation with local investors as well as with BAI’s excellent network.“

Dornseifer furthermore stated: “Besides expressing our joy for our 200th member, we would also like to thank all the other members for their energetic support over more than 20 years. The collaboration of our members is the basis for our successful work as an association, which is especially being driven forward by our expert committees. Through the cooperation with other associations and our engagement on European level we plan to successfully continue our work in the future and master challenges that fields such as digitization, artificial intelligence, sustainable finance, etc. entail.“

Further members that recently joined BAI include: Ares Management, BERWIN LEIGHTON PAIS-NER, Andersen Tax&Legal, apera capital and SOF substance over form. Our list of members and further information on BAI membership is available here:


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