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Q&A: KKR's Herald Chen On Why Private Equity Sees The Channel As A 'Great Value Proposition'

KKR executive Herald Chen spoke with CRN about why the opportunity is greater than ever for an investment in a solution provider company like Optiv Security and what value private equity in turn can bring to the channel.

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Do you plan to make further investments in the channel?

We will be busy with this one, for sure. We do view it as a platform. Security is a big enough world -- and a complex one and a dynamic one -- where we really need to spend our time on it. We will put a lot of resources in it. But, it's certainly not a sector we're afraid of. We think we understand it pretty well. If we found any opportunities with the right valuations and right strategies and right opportunities to grow, we certainly would lean in as we did here [with Optiv].

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