Report: Ex-CIA Chief Petraeus in Talks to Join Private-Equity Firm KKR

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Published April 30, 2013

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Former CIA Director David Petraeus, who resigned last year amid a scandal, is reportedly in talks with KKR (KKR) about joining the private-equity firm.

Landing Petraeus, who previously served as the celebrated Commander of U.S. Central Command, and his vast Rolodex of international contacts would be a big coup for KKR.

According to Bloomberg News, Petraeus is in talks with KKR about a role at the private-equity firm, which is one of the world’s largest.

Petraeus and KKR co-founder and co-CEO Henry Kravis are close friends and the specific role the former general would be hired for has not yet been decided, Bloomberg reported.

A spokesperson from KKR declined to comment to FOX Business about the report. Robert Barnett, the high-powered lawyer and literary agent retained by Petraeus, also declined to comment.

Shares of New York-based KKR were inactive in after-hours trading after dipping 0.1% to $21.00 during regular trading on Tuesday.

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