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Private Ownership
Industry Private Equity
Founded 2000
Headquarters Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California, U.S.
Total assets $4 billion
Number of employees

Accel-KKR is a technology-focused private equity firm with $4 billion in capital under management. The firm invests primarily in software and technology-enabled services businesses. Accel-KKR focuses on middle market companies, providing capital for buyouts and growth investments across a range of opportunities including recapitalizations, divisional carve-outs and going private transactions. The company has offices in Menlo Park, California, (headquarters), Atlanta, Georgia, and London, UK.


The firm was founded in February 2000 as a partnership between venture capital firm Accel Partners and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, one of the oldest and largest leveraged buyout firms.[1] However, the firm operates independently of either firm since the mid-2000s. The firm's Founding Partner is Tom Barnds, who is based in Menlo Park. Tom, and his co-Managing Partner Rob Palumbo, were both All-American lacrosse players at Princeton University.

Accel-KKR raised $4 billion of investor commitments. The company is currently[2] investing from its fifth buyout fund (Accel-KKR Capital Partners V), a $1.3 billion fund raised in 2015, and its second minority equity fund (Accel-KKR Growth Capital Partners II), a $350 million fund raised in 2013. Accel-KKR has invested in or acquired over 100 software and technology-enabled services companies, with the majority of such companies in the United States, but Accel-KKR has also acquired or invested in 18 European companies, six Canadian companies, and one Australian company.

Company ownership[edit]

Companies owned by Accel-KKR include:[3]

Previous investments[edit]

Previous investments from which Accel-KKR has since exited include:


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