We are trying to be different – by staying old fashioned…

Guiding Principles

Whether you are a management team, a capital provider or a potential investor, our guiding principles do not change.
  • Do what we say we’re going to do
  • Strive for perfection
  • Treat people fairly, with respect, and complete transparency
  • No hidden agendas, seek alignment from the beginning
  • …is not a commodity that can be purchased
  • …takes time to establish
  • ...is earned through hard work, accountability, reliability and respect
  • Talk with those who we have worked with in the past. Inquire about our CEO references.
  • Life is short – we prefer to work with people who share our values, work ethic, and who we enjoy spending time with
  • We believe in work life balance. While we are available night and day for our management teams, we value and respect family time
  • We look for teams who are passionate about their company, have a track record of success, and who are coachable

Investors, Not Operators

Kissel Capital’s approach is to utilize best practices from the PE industry, and leave the “TPS Reports” to our peers.

Disciplined Strategy

Exclusively on management-led buyouts
Buy, build and hold strategy
Heavy assets, project-based revenue, out of favor sectors, storied-deals
Inefficient deal processes
Situations where management has influence over decision making
Invest in sectors with long-term growth drivers
Value Add
Best practices at Board of Directors
EBITDA growth and multiple expansion
Relationships with capital partners, services providers and intermediaries
Structured add-on process; enables management to focus on their business
Industry Experts and Insiders as co-investment partners
Invest our own capital in the same securities as our management teams
Partner with co-investors whom we have invested with over the past twenty years
Network includes ex-CEOs, high net worth investors, family offices, management teams, friends, and select institutional investors who share our Guiding Principles
"Hamster Wheel Investing" with pressure to flip companies after three to four years
Investing capital for the sake of cadence
Companies in broad auction processes
ESG policies that do not help the company nor its employees
management team recapitalizations