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KKR does in Asia what it can't elsewhere

The Calsonic transaction and the impact on its third Asia-dedicated buyout fund reflect opportunities that currently aren't available elsewhere

New York

KKR & Co is back in the business of public-to-private buyouts.

The New York-based investment firm on Tuesday announced a US$4.5 billion purchase of Japanese auto-parts maker Calsonic Kansei Corp, marking its first leveraged buyout of a publicly traded company since it...

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