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Raquel Palmer

Raquel Palmer is a Managing Partner of KPS Capital Partners, LP, Chairperson of its Investment Committee and member of its Management Committee.  KPS Capital Partners, LP is the manager of KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity funds with approximately $5.4 billion of assets under management 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.

Ms. Palmer 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 $5.5 billion, operate 110 manufacturing facilities in 27 countries, and have nearly 21,000 employees, directly and through joint ventures worldwide.

Ms. Palmer serves on the Board of Directors of the following KPS portfolio companies: DexKo Global (Chairman), International Equipment Solutions (Chairman), Autokiniton Global Group, C&D Technologies, Chassis Brakes International Group, TaylorMade Golf and Winoa. In addition, Ms. Palmer previously served on the Board of Directors of 27 former KPS portfolio companies.

Prior to joining its predecessor and creating KPS in 1997, Ms. Palmer was an investment banker in the Paper and Forest products group with Kidder, Peabody & Co. Ms. Palmer received a degree in Political Science from Stanford University.

Ms. Palmer is the recipient of numerous honors from industry-leading publications.  Most recently, in 2017, Ms. Palmer was named one of the “Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A” by
Mergers & Acquisitions. In 2016, Ms. Palmer was named one of “10 Women Smashing PE’s Glass Ceiling” by Buyouts Magazine.

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