Log in
E-mail
Password
Show password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

KKR & CO. INC.

(KKR)
  Report
SummaryQuotesChartsNewsRatingsCalendarCompanyFinancialsConsensusRevisions 
SummaryMost relevantAll NewsAnalyst Reco.Other languagesPress ReleasesOfficial PublicationsSector newsMarketScreener Strategies

Sapphiros : a Next-Generation Diagnostics Platform, Announces Executive Appointments

07/28/2021 | 04:17pm EDT

Sapphiros, a KKR-backed platform building the next generation of diagnostic technologies, today announced the appointment of Mark Gladwell as Chief Operating Officer and Dr. Niall Armes as Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Gladwell and Dr. Armes will work alongside Sapphiros Executive Chairman Namal Nawana to provide strategic and operational support to the platform’s growing portfolio of innovative, high-growth diagnostics capabilities. The appointment of Dr. Armes is effective immediately, and Mr. Gladwell will join the company on August 23rd.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark and Niall to Sapphiros as we advance our mission to support the next generation of diagnostics by focusing on innovative, patient-centric technologies,” said Mr. Nawana. “Mark brings over two decades of experience managing global operations and delivering transformative value at various leading health care organizations, and Niall’s achievements as a scientist and entrepreneur have revolutionized the diagnostics industry. Their unique experiences and perspectives will further enable Sapphiros to identify and add value to the world’s most innovative diagnostic technologies.”

Mr. Gladwell most recently served as President of Global Operations and Global Business Services at global medical technology business Smith+Nephew, where he was responsible for overseeing global manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, engineering, new product transfers, operational excellence, business services, facilities, sustainability and all operational strategy programs. Prior to Smith+Nephew, he was Senior Vice President of Global Operations at QIAGEN N.V., a provider of sample and assay technologies for molecular diagnostics, applied testing, academic and pharmaceutical research. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gladwell held progressively senior operations roles at global organizations, including Alere Inc., Johnson & Johnson, AGFA Medical Imaging and DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

Mr. Gladwell said, “Sapphiros is addressing a critical patient need by supporting the development of innovative solutions that expand and democratize access to diagnostics. I am delighted to work alongside Namal, Niall and the talented Sapphiros team more broadly to build our portfolio and help to accelerate the growth of some of the world’s most promising diagnostics businesses.”

Dr. Armes is a renowned molecular biologist and protein biochemist and the inventor of the Recombinase Polymerase Amplification (RPA) isothermal DNA amplification technology. He is the author on over 33 issued U.S. patents and foreign equivalents and is the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Biocrucible, a British molecular diagnostics company pioneering a new amplification chemistry for faster, cheaper and more accurate point-of care diagnostics. Dr. Armes previously founded TwistDx Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in RPA-based molecular testing and technology, where he served as CEO for over 15 years. Before founding TwistDx, Dr. Armes was a scientist with the National Institute for Medical Research (now part of The Francis Crick Institute).

“I am eager to join the Sapphiros team to support the vision and passion of world-leading entrepreneurs working to develop and deliver the next generation of diagnostic technologies,” said Dr. Armes. “I plan to bring a rigorous and analytical perspective to identify and support high-potential companies that can expand access to diagnostics and improve patient health.”

Sapphiros was recently launched by Mr. Nawana and KKR, a leading global investment firm, to invest in and provide operational support to innovative diagnostics companies. In connection with its launch, Sapphiros acquired Biocrucible, a British molecular diagnostics company applying novel isothermal amplification methods to disposable and point-of-care diagnostic technologies, and also acquired a substantial equity stake in GrapheneDx, a consumer diagnostics company that has developed a revolutionary graphene sensor-based technology for at-home and near-patient testing of a broad range of analytes.

About Sapphiros

Sapphiros is a platform to support the next generation of diagnostics, aiming to bridge the gap between present and future by focusing on innovative, patient-centric technologies. Sapphiros invests in growth-stage diagnostic companies, led by exceptional entrepreneurs, and empowers them with the full strength of the platform’s resources, capital, and expertise to accelerate and enhance growth and impact. To learn more about the company, please visit www.sapphiros.com

About KKR

KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds and insurance subsidiaries. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.


ę Business Wire 2021
All news about KKR & CO. INC.
01:00pDEUTSCHE BANK : hires Citi dealmaker to beef up U.S. healthcare investment banking - memo
RE
05:31aKKR CREDIT INCOME FUND : Declares September Dividend
MT
09/23KKR : Announces Intra-Quarter Monetization Activity for the Third Quarter
BU
09/23KKR : Invests in Life Science Building Under Construction in Boston, Massachusetts
MT
09/23JOHN LAING : Delists Shares Following KKR Takeover
MT
09/23KKR : Invests in 400 Summer Street Joint Venture in Boston Seaport
BU
09/23Kkr Invests in 400 Summer Street Joint Venture in Boston Seaport
CI
09/22JOHN LAING : Acquisition by KKR Becomes Effective
MT
09/22NORTH AMERICAN MORNING BRIEFING : Stock Futures -2-
DJ
09/21MACQUARIE INFRASTRUCTURE : Shareholders Approve Sale of Aviation Unit, Merger of Hawaii Bu..
MT
More news
Analyst Recommendations on KKR & CO. INC.
More recommendations
Financials (USD)
Sales 2021 2 759 M - -
Net income 2021 3 365 M - -
Net Debt 2021 9 282 M - -
P/E ratio 2021 11,1x
Yield 2021 0,91%
Capitalization 36 165 M 36 165 M -
EV / Sales 2021 16,5x
EV / Sales 2022 13,2x
Nbr of Employees 1 583
Free-Float 93,2%
Chart KKR & CO. INC.
Duration : Period :
KKR & Co. Inc. Technical Analysis Chart | MarketScreener
Full-screen chart
Technical analysis trends KKR & CO. INC.
Short TermMid-TermLong Term
TrendsBearishBullishBullish
Income Statement Evolution
Consensus
Sell
Buy
Mean consensus BUY
Number of Analysts 14
Last Close Price 63,65 $
Average target price 76,38 $
Spread / Average Target 20,0%
EPS Revisions
Managers and Directors
Henry R. Kravis Co-Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer
George Rosenberg Roberts Co-Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Yong Bum Bae Co-President, Co-COO & Director
Scott Charles Nuttall Co-President, Co-COO & Director
Robert H. Lewin Chief Financial Officer
Sector and Competitors
1st jan.Capi. (M$)
KKR & CO. INC.57.20%37 110
BLACKSTONE INC.96.10%83 443
LEGAL & GENERAL PLC6.46%23 099
AMUNDI11.98%17 770
THE CARLYLE GROUP INC.54.80%17 376
FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC.22.29%15 770