Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) has hired a restructuring partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London.

Mark Knight joins KKR subsidiary Pillarstone, a company set up by KKR Credit to invest in European bank assets.

Knight joined Kirkland in 2008 having begun his career at DLA Piper.

The move follows the recent departures of banking partners Robert Bradshaw and John Markland who left Kirkland to join Dechert.