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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