Investors – Not Operators

We’ve earned our track record through investing in great management teams and supporting them, not by operating their companies
Kissel Capital believes in playing to our strengths. We have earned our track record by identifying great management teams and fully supporting them, not by running their companies, hence “Investors – Not Operators.”   Our successful investment formula was developed over two decades of investing experience with a prominent lower middle market PE fund.
Our strategy focuses exclusively on management-led buyouts. We help great operators buy the companies they work for. We create lasting partnerships based on trust and earned over time in the trenches.
Our approach is unique: We apply best practices from the PE industry in our companies. We invest our own capital in every deal. We partner with co-investors who are industry experts and who share our Guiding Principles. We are highly selective in the types of investments we make, and we are not the right group for every situation.
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Kissel Capital Advantages
Management-led Buyouts
Partnership approach: “Investors, not Operators”
Sector focused investments
No defined hold periods
high net worth investors
Flexible capital structures: majority or minority equity
oil industry investment buyout
Trust: grounded in Midwestern values and work ethic
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Buy, build and hold: less companies, more attention
Capital and Management Team
Lower middle market focused (< $100M Revenue)
management team recapitalizations