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Jay Bernstein

Jay Bernstein is a Partner of KPS Capital Partners, LP and a member of its Investment Committee and Management Committee.  KPS, through its affiliated management entities, is the manager of the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity funds with approximately $11.5 billion of assets under management (as of October 15, 2019) 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.

Mr. Bernstein and 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 have aggregate annual revenues of approximately $9.6 billion, operate 149 manufacturing facilities in 28 countries, and have approximately 35,000 employees, directly and through joint ventures worldwide.

Mr. Bernstein serves on the Board of Directors of the following KPS portfolio companies: Life Fitness (Chairman), Winoa  (Chairman), Autokiniton Global GroupC&D Technologies, Chassis Brakes International Group, International Equipment Solutions, DexKo Global, and TaylorMade Golf. In addition, Mr. Bernstein previously served on the Board of Directors of 18 former KPS portfolio companies.

Prior to joining KPS in 1999, Mr. Bernstein was an investment banker in the M&A Group at Schroders. Mr. Bernstein received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan with High Honors and an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.


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