Koch Industries is a company bounded only by its capabilities, not by specific industries or product lines. By reinvesting as much as 90 percent of annual earnings, Koch companies can grow existing businesses, and acquire assets or businesses throughout the world that will allow us to create the greatest value.

Investment Philosophy

Koch Equity Development, LLC is the corporate development subsidiary of Koch Industries. KED seeks to create value for Koch companies by practicing a long-term investment approach in competitively advantaged businesses. It compares the compatibility of each investment opportunity with Koch companies’ proven standards of excellence in operations, trading, transactions and public sector.

KED originates and executes acquisition and divestiture opportunities. Acquisitions are either integrated into existing Koch companies or managed as separate stand-alone businesses. Some key attributes of acquisition candidates include:
  • A culture consistent with Koch’s Market-Based Management® Guiding Principles
  • Core operating capabilities consistent with those at existing Koch companies
  • Competitive advantage
  • Entrepreneurial management team
KED also seeks to be a capital solution provider for companies that are typically not majority owned and operate independently. Capital can be used for growth, acquisitions, public-to-private transactions, or recapitalization.

Find out more:
Growth and innovation at Georgia-Pacific, Discovery, October 2013
Original Ideas, Discovery, May 2013