We provide transformative capital to fund specific growth opportunities, such as scaling up sales teams, accelerating R&D, geographic expansion and growth via acquisitions.
We are partners and investors, offering a proven platform to accelerate the growth path of portfolio companies and help unique businesses realize their aspirations. Many of our limited partners generated their own wealth as successful entrepreneurs and our team is able to provide insight, connections, and advice to our portfolio companies. The entrepreneurs we partner with are cutting edge, exceptional leaders. This is why we take a hands-off approach and do not get involved in the day-to-day operations, instead providing guidance and support.
Kayne Anderson has a more patient view towards its investments than many other investors and, accordingly, confers with the management of our partner companies, which understands the business better than anyone, on appropriate exit timing for a liquidity event.
Companies we target are profit generating businesses that have various options for funding, but choose to work with us because we have more to offer than capital.
Examples of our value-add in the past include leveraging the Kayne network to make client and customer introductions, sourcing and funding add-on acquisition opportunities, sharing best practices and engaging in-house industry experts as strategic advisors.
We advise the companies we work with to take the least amount of capital to make the most amount of difference. Often we see companies who have over-raised and could have given up less ownership of the company.
We tailor the structure of our investment to the unique situation of the each company, rather than a one-size-fits-all strategy commonplace in the industry. In short, we believe that value is maximized when we are aligned with the entrepreneur.