KKR amasses record $6 billion for Asian deals

KKR is targeting companies benefitting from the region’s growing affluence, as well as financial service firms and opportunities in infrastructure

KKR amasses record $6 billion for Asian deals
Joseph Bae, KKR member and the managing partner of KKR in Asia

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Co said on Wednesday it has collected a record $6 billion from investors for deals in Asia at a time when many of the region’s companies are struggling to secure capital.

KKR is looking to spend the money on Asian companies benefiting from rising consumption across the region, such as retailers, education and healthcare providers.

Private equity practitioners say now is a favourable time to invest as companies usually...

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