U.S. private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co
KKR, which had planned to merge its operation with Euronext-listed KKR Private Equity Investors
The alternative plan would help the company avoid a lengthy registration process and requirements of the NYSE, the report said.
New York-based KKR, co-founded by buyout king Henry Kravis, announced plans to take itself public just prior to the markets plunging.
The private equity industry has been struggling with the absence of leverage for new deals, as well as troubled portfolio companies and investors hurt by a fall in equities.
(Reporting by Ritsuko Ando and Megan Davies; Editing Bernard Orr)