Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is opening its first international office in Dublin, as part of an expansion into Europe.
It aims to provide investors and market participants in the region an additional view on ratings with detailed and timely analysis.
The ratings agency has grown substantially in the US over the past few years, having published over 8,000 ratings.
KBRA expects all major geographies in Europe to benefit from its approach, including Ireland where it hopes to become the pre-eminent agency, improving access to the capital markets for all entities in the country.
“KBRA is thrilled to open our first international office in a great city such as Dublin. We are so grateful for the city’s welcoming reception of our firm and we look forward to our growth within Dublin and across Europe”, said Jim Nadler, president and CEO.