KKR & Co., the private-equity firm run by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, agreed to buy a majority stake in Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. from Hellman & Friedman LLC and Stone Point Capital LLC for $2.4 billion.

The deal is scheduled to close in the first quarter, subject to regulatory approval, according to a statement today from Memphis-based Sedgwick. KKR, based in New York, will use its North American XI fund to finance the equity investment.

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