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Eugene Keilin

Eugene Keilin

Eugene Keilin is a Co-Founder of KPS Capital Partners.  KPS, through its affiliated management entities, is the manager of the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity funds with approximately $13.5 billion of assets under management (as of June 30, 2021) focused on making controlling equity investments in manufacturing and industrial companies across a diverse array of industries, including basic materials, branded consumer, healthcare and luxury products, automotive parts, capital equipment and general manufacturing.

The Partners of KPS have successfully developed and executed a proprietary investment strategy of creating new companies to acquire assets or businesses from large corporations, businesses owned by families or entrepreneurs, and businesses presented for sale in connection with financial restructurings, including companies owned by former creditor groups.  KPS then transforms these businesses into independent, world-class, industry-leading enterprises by structurally improving their strategic position, competitiveness and profitability.

The KPS Funds’ portfolio companies generate aggregate annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion, operate 164 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries, and have approximately 41,000 employees, directly and through joint ventures worldwide (as of June 30, 2021, pro forma for recent acquisitions and exits).

Mr. Keilin previously served on the Board of Directors of Weirton Steel Corporation and numerous KPS Fund I and KPS Fund II Portfolio Companies.

Mr. Keilin was also the founding Principal of Keilin & Co. LLC, a leading investment banking firm specializing in providing advisory services in connection with financial restructuring and bankruptcy transactions. 

Prior to founding KPS in 1997 and co-founding Keilin & Co. in 1990, Mr. Keilin was a General Partner of Lazard Frères & Co. 

Mr. Keilin was formerly Chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corporation for the City of New York, an agency created in 1975 to deal with New York City's financial crisis. He was Chairman of the Citizens Budget Commission from 1999 to 2002. 

Mr. Keilin graduated from Rice University and Harvard Law School.


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