Michael Psaros is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of KPS Capital Partners, LP, and a member of its Investment Committee. KPS Capital Partners, LP is the manager of KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity funds with approximately $5.9 billion of assets under management focused on making controlling equity investments in companies across a diverse range of manufacturing industries experiencing a period of transition or challenged by the need to effect immediate and significant change.

Mr. Psaros and the Co-Founders of KPS have successfully developed and executed a proprietary investment strategy that has resulted in the creation of successful enterprises by transforming non-core assets or businesses into vibrant and thriving independent companies or by acquiring assets or companies that were close to shutdown or liquidation, suffering from a history of operating losses, operating in bankruptcy, or in default of obligations to creditors.


KPS Portfolio Companies have aggregate annual revenues of approximately $6.3 billion, operate 103 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries, and employ approximately 46,000 associates, directly and through joint ventures worldwide.


Mr. Psaros currently serves on the Board of Directors of the following KPS portfolio companies: American & Efird (Chairman), Chassis Brakes International Group (Chairman), WWRD Holdings Limited
 (Chairman), Anchor Glass Container CorporationElectrical Components InternationalExpera Specialty SolutionsHeritage Home GroupInternational Equipment SolutionsMotor Coach Industries International and United Copper Industries.  In addition, Mr. Psaros previously served on the Board of Directors of 19 former KPS portfolio companies, including as Chairman of six.

Previously, Mr. Psaros was an investment banker with Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.

He received a B.S.B.A. in Finance from Georgetown University and attended Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

In April 2013, 
Mr. Psaros and his spouse created The Robin and Michael Psaros Endowed Chair in Business Administration at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where Mr. Psaros presently serves as Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of Advisors.  He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Georgetown University Center for Financial Markets and Policy.


Michael Psaros in the News:

» Doing business with Filotimo on Wall Street: Michael Psaros of KPS Capital Partners
NEO - December 24, 2014

» Michael Psaros of KPS Capital Honored as HABA Executive of the Year
The National Herald - May 10, 2014

» Profile of Michael Psaros, Hellenic American Bankers Executive of the Year
The National Herald - May 3, 2014

» Heard Off the Street: Psaros based his career on a bold experiment
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - February 16, 2014

» KPS Fund IV Closing
CNBC Squawk Box - April 15, 2013

» Private Equity International – “Finer China - The KPS turnaround of Waterford Wedgwood”
Private Equity International - March 23, 2012

» “Day Of Reckoning Is Coming”
Wall Street Journal - January 26, 2011

» “KPS Wrings Out Returns By Focusing on Operations”
Private Equity Analyst - January 1, 2011

» “Debt Done Gently”
Institutional Investor Magazine - October 2010

» "KPS Capital Partners...
Making Things Happen in Turnaround Investing"

ABF Journal - March 2010

» "KPS Capital not worried about big war chest"
BUYOUTS - November 30, 2009

» "The friendly barbarian"
Financial Times - March 2009

» "Merger & Acquisition Magazine cover story interview with Michael Psaros"
Mergers & Acquisitions - February 2009

» "The Time is Now: Economic Downturn Brings Opportunities"
The Journal of Corporate Renewal - November 2007

» "The New Private Equity Toolbelt"
Mergers & Acquisitions - November 2007

» "Why the private equity bubble is bursting"
FORTUNE - August 20, 2007

» "5 Questions with Mike Psaros"
Private Equity Week - May 28, 2007

» "How Financiers Pursue Profit At Skidding Auto-Parts Maker"
Wall Street Journal - December 21, 2006

» "Roundtable: The Bears Speak"
BUYOUTS - July 24, 2006



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