Pillarstone hires GC

Pillarstone, a KKR-backed firm, has hired Mark Knight as its general counsel.

Pillarstone, a KKR-backed investment firm, has appointed Mark Knight as partner and general counsel.

Knight will work closely on structuring the firm’s transactions. He had been on secondment with the firm from Kirkland & Ellis, where he was most recently a restructuring partner.

Pillarstone is an investment firm working with European banks to manage their exposure to non-core and underperforming assets. It was established by KKR Credit and co-investor and chief executive John Davison, and is a portfolio company of certain funds and accounts managed or advised by KKR Credit.