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Jan 18 2013 | 12:52pm ET
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Stone Point Capital have added a new backer to their new middle-market investment-banking business.
The $170 billion Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is now a partner at MerchCap Solutions, which offers both debt and equity underwriting to middle-market and private-equity-backed companies. CPPIB, a longtime KKR investor, is putting up $30 million in capital—KKR and Stone Point each chipped in $150 million—and has agreed to buy up to $2 billion in deals produced by MerchCap.
The pension giant was drawn to MerchCap's focus on "underserved" companies, it said.
"We're trying to take what we do for large-cap clients in the form of private equity, or what big banks do for big companies, and saying to the middle market, you've got these options, too," Craig Farr, head of capital markets at KKR, said. KKR's capital markets business is leading MerchCap initially.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…