Fab four want slice of KKR’s dual listing

Four elite firms are jostling for position on Kohlberg Kravis Roberts’ (KKR) landmark dual-listing in Amsterdam and New York. Longstanding adviser Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, led by partner Alan Klein, is advising KKR on the listing.

KKR’s financial advisers ­Citigroup and Lazard are both being advised by a Weil Gotshal & Manges team. Linklaters won the mandate to advise KKR on Dutch law, while Cravath Swaine & Moore is providing US counsel to KKR Private Equity independent directors.