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KKR hands Box a $500M lifeline – TechCrunch

Box announced this morning that private equity firm KKR is investing $500 million in the company, a move that could help the struggling cloud content management…

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Box announced this morning that private equity firm KKR is investing $500 million in the company, a move that could help the struggling cloud content management vendor get out from under pressure from activist investor Starboard Value.
The company plans to use the proceeds in what’s called a “dutch auction” style sale to buy back shares from certain investors for the price determined by the auction, an activity that should take place after the company announces its next earnings report in May. This…

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