KKR is expanding its operations to target more takeovers in the UK, as the record-breaking pursuit of British companies by private equity groups reignites a debate over the role of the buyout industry in the economy.

One of the world’s largest private equity groups will set up a new team of five dealmakers to focus on buying British companies, the heads of its European buyouts business said in an interview with the Financial Times.

“The idea is to have a few more British people covering British companies from a relationship perspective than we have in the past,” said Mattia Caprioli, co-head of KKR’s European private equity business.

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