Henry Kravis , the billionaire co- founder of private-equity firm KKR & Co. , pledged $100 million to fund expansion of Columbia Business School, the largest gift in its history.
Henry Kravis, the king of rough-and- tumble leveraged buyouts, picked up a phone at his home in Palm Beach, Florida, and called the chief executive officer of one of Spain’s biggest producers of building materials.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro , a New York architectural firm, will design two buildings for the Columbia Business School , bookending a public square on the university’s new $6.3 billion satellite campus.
Billionaire investor Ronald Perelman pledged $100 million to Columbia Business School to develop a new facility aimed at strengthening innovations and programs for future business leaders.
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