KPS Capital Partners, LP is the manager of KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity funds with approximately $13.5 billion of assets under management (as of June 30, 2021). For nearly three decades, the Partners of KPS have worked exclusively to realize significant capital appreciation by 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. KPS has completed over 100 controlling investments through six institutional investment funds.
KPS creates value for its investors by working constructively with talented management teams to make businesses better, and generates investment returns by structurally improving the strategic position, competitiveness and profitability of its portfolio companies, rather than primarily relying on financial leverage. The KPS Funds’ portfolio companies have aggregate annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion, operate 164 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries, and have approximately 41,000 employees, directly and through joint ventures worldwide (as of June 30, 2021, pro forma for recent acquisitions and exits).
KPS creates 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.
KPS is currently investing through two investment vehicles, KPS Special Situations Fund V, a $6.0 billion fund targeting opportunities between $100 million to over $1.0 billion per platform investment, and KPS Special Situations Mid-Cap Fund, a $1.0 billion fund targeting opportunities with up to $100 million per platform investment.