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May 04, 2015 8:26 PM ET

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Company Overview of KPS Capital Partners, LP

Company Overview

KPS Capital Partners, LP is a private equity firm specializing in investments in special situations which includes turnarounds, financial restructurings, businesses in bankruptcies, follow on acquisitions, employee buyouts, failed acquisitions, corporate divestitures, carve-outs, and spin-offs of middle market companies. In case of turnarounds, the firm seeks to invest in of underperforming or distressed businesses. It targets business facing closure, liquidation, and with a history of operating losses. In case of business in bankruptcies, it seeks to invest in, fund reorganizations of, and create new companies to purchase operating assets of, companies facing bankruptcy or asset sale under ...

485 Lexington Avenue

31st Floor

New York, NY 10017

United States

Founded in 1991





Key Executives for KPS Capital Partners, LP

Co-Founder Emeritus
Co-Founder, Managing Partner, and Member of Investment Committee
Age: 47
Co-Founder, Managing Partner, and Member of Investment Committee
Age: 52
Partner, Administration, and Chief Financial Officer
Partner and Chairperson of Investment Committee
Age: 42
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

KPS Capital Partners, LP Key Developments

Searchlight, Cinven, And Pamplona Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Wedgwood

Searchlight Capital Partners, Cinven, And Pamplona Capital Management, Llc are reportedly in talks to acquire Wedgwood Limited from KPS Capital Partners, LP. KPS Capital is reportedly seeking about €570 million for the business. Goldman Sachs, which has been hired to flush out buyers, has also been seeking offers from Chinese investors for the business, which has targeted the Asian market for growth.

Wedgwood Up For Sale

KPS Capital Partners, LP has put Wedgwood Limited up for sale. KPS Capital Partners, LP has hired bankers at Goldman Sachs to find a buyer. Wedgwood Limited WWRD declined to comment yesterday on the sale, saying "options for the next phase of growth are constantly under review.

KPS Capital Partners Seeks Acquisitions

KPS Capital Partners, LP is seeking acquisitions. Raquel Palmer, a Partner of KPS said, "We look forward to continuing to aggressively grow ECI both organically and through acquisitions in both North America and around the world.” David Webster, Chief Executive Officer of ECI, said, “The acquisition of GHS is an important step in ECI’s continued expansion and diversification. We are very impressed by GHS’s rapid growth trajectory, unique product capabilities and relationships with its customers. The acquisition allows ECI to further diversify its revenue base by accessing new markets, such as power generation and marine equipment, while also broadening ECI’s customer base. Further, we believe that we can materially enhance GHS manufacturing operations by leveraging ECI’s culture of manufacturing excellence and continuous improvement, while also utilizing ECI’s global low-cost manufacturing footprint to help service GHS’ customers’ wire harness needs in international markets. ECI intends to invest significant additional capital and resources into GHS to ensure total customer satisfaction.”

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