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Private equity firms eye Kroll deal

Carlyle, Apax, General Atlantic and BC Partners have all shown an interest in buying Kroll, the corporate investigations division that has been put up for sale by insurance broker Marsh & McLennan for $1.3bn (€954m).

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Carlyle, Apax, General Atlantic and BC Partners have all shown an interest in buying Kroll, the corporate investigations division that has been put up for sale by insurance broker Marsh & McLennan for $1.3bn (€954m).

According to the Financial Times, Marsh chief executive Brian Duperreault first raised the possibility of selling Kroll in 2008 after a $425m writedown on Kroll’s value.

The possible sale of Kroll comes as Marsh faces calls to rethink its corporate structure, which is made up of insurance broking business Marsh, consulting business Oliver Wyman, reinsurance brokerage Guy Carpenter and Kroll.