The Kelso Difference
Kelso's Rich History
Strong influence of our ESOP roots
Alignment and partnership are at our core, and continue to drive our culture and approach.
40 years investing in private equity
We have invested $15 billion of equity capital since 1980.
130+ investments across a range of industries
We have developed deep sector expertise during our four decades of private equity investing.
Unique Alignment of Interest
We are the largest investor in our funds
Kelso employees have committed to invest, on average, 15% of every dollar invested in our three most recent funds, representing one of the largest GP commitments in the private equity industry.
100% of the Kelso team invests
Each Kelso employee invests in our transactions, so we all have skin in the game.
We think like owners, not agents
Our significant personal investment provides us with an owner’s mindset and focus on building businesses for the long-term.
Culture of Partnership
20 year average active investment partner tenure at Kelso
One of the most experienced teams in private equity, with strong investment partner continuity.
Trusted approach built over four decades
We do the right thing. Our core values are respect for others, integrity and pursuit of excellence.
We believe that the stability of our firm, the continuity of our team and our strong core values distinguish Kelso and position us as a partner of choice in the private equity market.