Singapore's Goodpack confirms takeover discussions with KKR

SINGAPORE Tue May 20, 2014 6:02am EDT

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's Goodpack Ltd GPAK.SI confirmed on Tuesday it is in discussions with KKR & Co (KKR.N) about a possible buyout by the U.S. private equity firm, the company said in a statement.

The announcement follows reports on Monday that KKR was nearing the deal. If successful, the purchase of Goodpack would be KKR's first purchase of a listed company from its latest Asia fund, which raised $6 billion.

(Reporting By Andrew Toh; Editing by Matt Driskill)

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