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  • 20 Feb 2008 at 3:45 PM
  • KKR

How Did KKR Financial Become A Buyout Loan SIV?

Another day, another crisis in the credit markets. KKR Financial, which is a publicly traded investment vehicle run by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, made headlines this morning when it asked for a restructuring of billions of dollars in short-term debt. Apparently they’ve struck a bargain with their investors to delay the repayment of the debt, which was due last Friday, until March. But reading about the story of KKR Financial is like watching the credit crunch in action.

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