Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

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Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Private Equity Investment Firm
Industry Buyouts
Founded 1978; 40 years ago (1978)
Headquarters Seagram Building
New York City, New York, The USA

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is one of the oldest private equity investment firms in the world. Founded in 1978, CD&R has managed the investment of approximately $17 billion in 52 businesses—mostly subsidiaries or divisions of large multi-business corporations—representing a broad range of industries with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $80 billion. Approximately sixty percent of CD&R's transactions have involved corporate divestitures.

CD&R has ownership stakes in Emergency Medical Services Corporation, The Hertz Corporation, Rexel (a distributor of electrical parts and equipment) and US Foods (a broadline foodservice distributor), amongst other companies. CD&R formerly owned or had ownership in such companies as Sally Beauty, Diversey, Inc., VWR International, Brake Bros, Kinko's (now FedEx Office, previously FedEx Kinko's), Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company and Lexmark.


Timeline of Clayton, Dubilier, and Rice transactions[edit]

Senior management[edit]

a/o June 1, 2012[12]
  • Founder—Joseph L. Rice, III
  • Chairman & CEO—Donald J. Gogel
  • Managing Partner—James D. Ahn


  1. ^ a b Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co reports earnings for Qtr to Sept 30, New York Times Archive, Published: October 14, 1988
  2. ^ Company News; Goodrich Outlook, REUTERS, New York Times Archive, Published: June 24, 1988
  3. ^ INSIDE, New York Times, Published: September 23, 1989
  4. ^ "Press Release" (PDF). 
  5. ^ "Deere to Sell Majority Interest in Landscapes Business". 28 October 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "John Deere Landscapes Unveils New Name as SiteOne Landscape Supply". 14 August 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Hertz". Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
  8. ^ Herman, Bob (7 July 2014). "Private equity firm buys Healogics for $910m". Modern Healthcare. 
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  10. ^ "Ply Gem Holdings, Inc. Enters into a Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice". Retrieved 17 July 2018. 
  11. ^ Rice, Clayton, Dubilier &. "Clayton, Dubilier & Rice to Acquire Majority Interest in American Greetings". Retrieved 2018-02-13. 
  12. ^ "Partners and Senior Advisors", CDR webpage. Retrieved 2012-06-01.

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