KKR's Kravis: People selling companies want it done before year's end, WSJ says

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Not knowing if the capital gains tax will increase, many business are quickly moving to close deals before year's end and take the gains at the current tax rate, reports the Wall Street Journal. At KKR,(KKR), co-chairman and co-CEO Henry Kravis says the firm is “seeing right now a lot of people saying if you want to buy my company you have to close it by December 31st.” About the fiscal cliff, Kravis says the people in Washington have “got to solve the problem,” and that they should “quit acting like youngsters and let’s do which is right for the country.” If a deal isn't reached, the tax may go to as much as 23.8% from the current 15%.

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