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Making Businesses Better Since 1991

For over two decades, the Partners of KPS have worked exclusively to acquire and improve businesses that manufacture a diverse array of products across a broad number of industries.

KPS has developed a unique investment strategy that has consistently resulted in the creation of world-class, industry-leading companies.  KPS’ investment strategy has resulted in meaningful value creation in its portfolio companies for the benefit of its investors, management teams and the Firm across economic and business cycles.  

KPS has completed over 60 controlling investments through four institutional investment funds, comprising over 30 platform investments and 30 follow-on acquisitions in industries including basic materials, branded consumer, healthcare and luxury products, automotive parts, capital equipment and general manufacturing.

KPS has experienced substantial growth over the past two decades.  KPS began as an investor exclusively focused on North American companies, with an exclusively U.S. investor base.  KPS is now a global Firm with the ability to execute and create value world-wide, with an investor base from 18 countries.  

KPS has benefited from the continuity of its Partners and senior investment professionals.  Michael Psaros and David Shapiro, two of the three co-Founders of KPS, continue to lead the Firm and, along with Partners Raquel Palmer and Jay Bernstein, are personally involved in every aspect of the Firm’s investment activities, including direct engagement with its portfolio companies and their management teams.  This continuity has created and fostered the culture of a family-owned Firm that is grounded in the core values of the KPS Partners, including integrity, veracity and transparency.

KPS has also maintained the complete continuity of its investment strategy and core focus.  The Firm’s singular focus will always be developing world-class, industry-leading manufacturing companies.

The collective experience of the KPS team over two decades has provided us with a demonstrated ability to see value where other investors do not and to make businesses better.   

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