KKR Financial Holdings LLC (NYSE:KFN)
KKR Financial Holdings LLC is a specialty finance company with expertise in a range of asset classes. KFN's core business strategy is to leverage the proprietary resources of its manager with the objective of generating both current income and capital appreciation. KFN is externally managed by KKR Financial Advisors LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KKR Asset Management LLC, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. KFN executes its core business strategy through majority-owned subsidiaries. Additional information regarding KFN is available at http://www.kkr.com.
KKR Financial Holdings LLC announced today that Bill Sonneborn, Chief Executive Officer, and Michael McFerran, Chief Operating Officer, will present at the JMP Securities Financial Services and Real Estate Conference at The New York Palace Hotel on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 12:30 pm EDT.
The audio-webcast will be broadcast live over the Internet and may be accessed through the KFN Investor Relations section of the KKR website at http://www.kkr.com/kfn_ir/kfn_events.cfm or directly at http://www.wsw.com/webcast/jmp12/kfn/.
A replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days following the presentation.
Universal Delivery Solutions, Inc. (PINK: DTSL)
Universal Delivery Solutions was founded in 2010 to provide a unique delivery solution for select businesses. We focus on chain operations that can benefit from One-Number Ordering customer delivery services, but who are unable to find a qualified partner.
A division of Delivery Technology, Universal Delivery Solutions Inc, the leader in delivery management technology, has completed participation at one of the largest restaurant franchisee conventions, held July 22-25, 2010. Its UDS division attended the convention by invitation of the leading franchisor, and was able to showcase its large corporate catering and event management delivery technology platform to many of the thousands of convention attendees, and a range of other potential partners in the industry and associated industries.
This was our first opportunity to interact face-to-face on a large scale with franchisees from all across American, Canadian, European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets, said Ryan Coblin, CEO. We could shake their hands, explain the opportunities our solutions offer, answer their questions and sign them up for follow-up contacts.
Over the three-day event the company was successful in signing up franchisees that own thousands of locations, and multiple-territory development agents who represent thousands more. These signed prospects will be contacted by the franchisor and UDS to offer them optional programs to expand their customer base, increase sales and build new profits for their restaurants. Qualified franchisees are enrolled in the optional programs, and then UDS proprietary software is implemented at their unit, so orders may be received from the UDS Call Center and Online Ordering technology.
The UDS Division is already planning for a larger role in next year's convention, due to the volume of responses expressed by this year's attendees, and the warm welcome that was received within the vendor community. While currently in expansion of its in-house sales and marketing department, UDS is expecting to implement up to 1,500 locations before the end of 2010, and many more in 2011.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (NYSE: KKR)
KKR is a leading global alternative asset manager with $54.4 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2010. With over 600 people and 14 offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. KKR seeks to create value by bringing operational expertise to its portfolio companies and through active oversight and monitoring of its investments. KKR complements its investment expertise and strengthens interactions with investors through its client relationships and capital markets platforms.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. recenlty reported the appointment of Ruud Hendriks as Senior Advisor for the Netherlands. Mr. Hendriks, who will be based in Amsterdam, most recently served as Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) Benelux.
Mr. Hendriks will work closely with Alex Fletcher, who oversees KKR's European Client and Partner Group.
Ruud Hendriks stated: "KKR is a leading global investment firm, and I am very proud to be joining as Senior Advisor. The firm has an outstanding reputation for excellence and value creation and it is built on a strong firm culture."
Mr. Hendriks was hired by Goldman Sachs in 2001. In his role as Chairman, Mr. Hendriks led GSAM activities in the Benelux for the Asset Management business. Prior to joining GSAM, Mr. Hendriks worked for Rodamco, the property fund of the Robeco Group, since 1980. He was a member of their Executive Board from 1991 to 1996. He then moved to become senior vice president, global head of institutional sales at Robeco.
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