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Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Type Private Equity Investment Firm
Founded 1978
Headquarters New York City and London
Industry Buyouts

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is one of the oldest private equity investment firms in the world. Founded in 1978, CD&R has invested over $11 billion of capital in 42 U.S. and European businesses—mostly subsidiaries or divisions of large multi-business corporations—representing a broad range of industries with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $65 billion and revenues of over $85 billion. More than two-thirds of CD&R's transactions have involved corporate divestitures.

CD&R has ownership stakes in The Hertz Corporation, Rexel (a distributor of electrical parts and equipment), Culligan (a provider of water treatment products), HD Supply (an industrial and construction distribution business) and U.S. Foodservice (a broadline foodservice distributor), amongst other companies. CD&R formerly owned or had ownership in such companies as VWR International, Brakes Group, Kinko's (now FedEx Office, previously FedEx Kinko's), Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company and Lexmark.



History of private equity
and venture capital

Early History
(Origins of modern private equity)

The 1980s
(LBO boom)

The 1990s
(LBO bust and the VC bubble)

The 2000s
(Dot-com bubble to the Credit crunch)


Timeline of Clayton, Dubilier, and Rice transactions


  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. ^

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