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Company Overview of Kelso & Company

Company Overview

Kelso & Company is a private equity firm specializing in leveraged acquisitions, management buyouts and purchase of significant ownership of private companies, divisions, or subsidiaries of public or private companies; public companies through recapitalizations or going private transactions. The firm also invests in upper middle market companies and makes mezzanine investments. It prefers to invest in industrial and consumer products companies in the United States. The firm also seeks to purchase significant blocks of stock from public or private companies seeking equity capital or persons seeking liquidity. It does not pursue hostile transactions, substantial dismantling or liquidation of c...

320 Park Avenue

24th Floor

New York, NY 10022

United States

Founded in 1971





Key Executives for Kelso & Company

Age: 64
Managing Director and Principal
Age: 57
Managing Director and Principal
Age: 56
Managing Director and Principal
Age: 67
Managing Director and Principal
Age: 56
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Kelso & Company Key Developments

KAR Reportedly In Talks For A Leveraged Buyout

KAR Auction Services, Inc. is reportedly in talks with private equity firms about a potential leveraged buyout, two people familiar with the matter said. The sale of KAR is reportedly valued at $4 billion. Kelso & Company, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., ValueAct Capital, LLC and Parthenon Capital Partners, which collectively own about 78% stake in KAR, have spoken to buyout firms to discuss a sale, the people said. 4-Traders reported that Kelso declined to comment while representatives of KAR, Goldman Sachs, ValueAct and Parthenon did not respond to a request for comment. The shares of KAR jumped more than 6% and were trading at $17.91 on August 22, 2012.

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