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Private equity veteran Ted Ammon murdered at Long Island home

25 Oct 2001

Ted Ammon, one of the most famous names in the private equity industry, has been murdered at his Long Island home. Police say he died of ‘blunt-force trauma' but have yet to come up with a theory as to motive.

The 52-year old was a former partner at Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts and had been involved in the infamous hostile takeover of RJR Nabisco immortalised in the book ‘Barbarians at the Gate.’

He left KKR in 1992 and worked on a number of independent projects. Most recently he had been managing a small investment firm called Chancery Lane Capital. He was also one of the brains behind Earthlease consortium’s $8bn bid for British Telecom’s local loop business.

He leaves two children and was in the midst of divorce proceedings.

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