Bank of America and Goldman Sachs Group are seeking to unload as much as $5bn in debt left over from the 2007 buyout of Hilton Worldwide, according to people familiar with the negotiations. The banks may package into securities a $3bn piece of a mortgage taken out by Blackstone Group to finance its acquisition of the hotel chain in 2007, said the people, who declined to be identified because the discussions are private.
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