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KKR raises $3.35B for special situations fund

KKR & Co. LPon April 5 announced the final closing of KKR Special Situations Fund II LP, a $3.35billion global fund primarily focused on credit-oriented, deep-value investing indistressed or event-driven situations.

The fund received backing from a number of new and existing globalinvestors, including public and corporate pensions, sovereign wealth funds, insurancecompanies, foundations, endowments, private banking platforms, family offices andindividual investors, the company said in a release. It is the successor fund toKKR Special Situations Fund,which completed fundraising in December 2013 with $2.0 billion in capital commitments.The first dedicated special situations vehicle is fully committed and has exitedits investment period.

Since the inception of special situations strategy in 2009, KKRhas raised approximately $9.1 billion of capital across funds, separate accounts,and firm capital.

The company's special situations strategy invests across thecapital structure in both privately negotiated transactions and in the secondarymarkets. The special situations platform is part of KKR's $33.8 billion credit business.