KKR takes on Sir John Bond as senior advisor

AmericaÆs largest buy-out firm adds to its growing collection of China experts.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts KKR announced Wednesday it was hiring former group chairman of HSBC Sir John Bond as senior advisor.

The appointment of Bond reflects KKRÆs determination to move up a gear in China, where it has lagged private equity firms such as TPG and Carlyle, as well as the principal investment arms of investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

KKR also announced this week that it had hired Liu Chuanzhi, the founder of Chinese personal...

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