KKR Buckles Up for Wild Ride Chasing Air-Bag Outcast Takata

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Takata Surges on Report of KKR Support

KKR & Co., the investment firm chronicled in “Barbarians at the Gate,” is buckling in for another wild private-equity ride with the possible takeover of the Japanese air-bag maker behind the biggest safety recall ever.

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