KKR turns to banks for Cotiviti underwrite amid repricing wave
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KKR is leaning towards banks to provide the financing for its proposed acquisition of a 50% stake in Cotiviti, partly thanks to a favorable climate for primary leveraged loan issuance which has helped recent deals price tighter, according to 9fin sources.
The private equity firm has run a dual track process, taking proposals from banks and direct lenders to provide roughly $5bn of debt to fund the deal. The sponsor recently asked its potential financing partners to refresh their pricing proposals in light of strong markets, sources said.