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Klarna Discussing Valuation Cut to $6 Billion From $45.6 Billion

A Klarna app icon on a mobile phone.
A Klarna app icon on a mobile phone.Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

Klarna Bank AB is in talks to raise new equity at a valuation as low as $6 billion, a fraction of the $45.6 billion it commanded last summer as it became Europe’s most valuable startup, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The buy-now, pay-later giant is in talks with investors about the new funding round, said some of the people, asking not to be identified discussing a private matter. The $6 billion figure is drastically lower than the $15 billion mark reported as being negotiated last month.