Origination veterans Jim Lees and Vaibhav Piplapure have joined KKR as managing directors based in the New York and London offices, respectively.
The pair will focus on sourcing investment opportunities in the specialty lending and private asset-based finance markets. Collectively the pair has more than 45 years of experience in asset-based finance markets, specialty lending and structured finance and join KKR’s existing 75-strong private credit team that includes 20 investment professionals focused on asset-based finance investing.
“We are energized by the growth and evolution of non-corporate private lending,” said . . .
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