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About Infor (us), Inc.

Koch (pronounced "coke") Industries is the second largest private company in the US behind agricultural behemoth Cargill. Koch's operations are diverse, including oil refining and chemicals, process and pollution control technology; electronics; fibers and polymers; commodity and financial trading; and forest and consumer products (led by Georgia-Pacific). Its Flint Hills Resources subsidiary owns three refineries that together process more than 600,000 barrels of crude oil daily. Koch operates crude pipelines across six US states as well as cattle ranches in three states with more than 12,000 head of cattle. Brothers Charles and David Koch control the company.

Operations

Koch Industries is diversified across 12 major companies. Its subsidiaries are active in automotive components; electronics, software, and data analytics; refining, chemicals, and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control; minerals; commodities; ranching; glass; and investments. Group companies utilize Koch's proprietary Market-Based Management system and its high level of operational, trading, transaction, and public sector skills to create long-term value.

The company's Flint Hills Resources' biofuels business includes eight ethanol plants with a combined annual capacity of 850 million gallons, a biodiesel plant in Nebraska, and investments in biofuels technology and feedstock development. Georgia-Pacific is a leading global producer of tissue, pulp, packaging, and building products; its popular brands include Brawny, Quilted Northern, and Dixie.

Other major businesses include Koch Ag & Energy Solutions (which markets methanol for manufacturing, fertilizers, and natural gas distribution services); INVISTA (one of the largest integrated polymer and fiber producers); Koch Chemical Technology Group (process and pollution control equipment); Koch Supply & Trading (commodity trading); and Koch Minerals (one of the largest handlers for dry-bulk commodities including petroleum coke, coal, and paper products).

Koch also operates the Matador Cattle Company, which has more than 12,000 head of cattle on ranches totaling greater than 460,000 acres; Guardian Industries, a producer of architectural, transportation, and technical glass; and electronic components supplier Molex, which targets data communications, consumer electronics, and industrial markets.

Geographic Reach

Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Industries has a presence in about 60 countries in the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and Asia.

Strategy

Koch Industries reinvests 90% of its earnings back into the company. As a result, Koch has grown from a $21 million-company in 1961 to generate about $110 billion in revenue in 2018. The company's Koch Equity Development subsidiary is responsible for investing the firm's extra capital; since 2003 Koch has used more than $80 billion on acquisitions and capital expenditures.

Following a 2017 investment of $2 billion by Koch Equity Development, in 2019 the company and Golden Gate Capital invested $1.5 billion in Infor, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company. Infor's CloudSuites ERP integrates front- and back-office business management functions into a single platform.

Koch has aggressively invested $17 billion in smaller tech companies. Through its Koch Disruptive Technologies arm, the firm is taking stakes in companies developing technologies that could improve its operations or introduce new platforms. In 2019 the company invested $160 million in 3D metal printing company Desktop Metal. Koch believes the emergent technique will accelerate innovation and efficiency in engineering and technology development. The group co-led a $125 million funding round for cloud operations automation company Mesosphere in 2018, and in 2017 it led a $150 million series E for MRI-guided ultrasound company INSIGHTEC.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2017, Koch Industries acquired glass and coatings maker Guardian Industries. Boosting its industrial processes portfolio, that year Koch Technology and Optimization and Koch Minerals bought EFT Energy, a leading software-as-a-service provider for industrial and manufacturing predictive analytics.

Company Background

Koch industries is controlled by brothers Charles and David Koch. The Koch brothers are politically active and major funders of politicians and groups advocating for lower taxes, smaller federal, state, and local governments, and less government spending.

Infor (us), Inc.

380 Saint Peter St
Saint Paul, MN 55102-1313
Phone: 1 (651) 767-7000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Employees (This Location): 163

Major Office Locations

Saint Paul, MN