Our Work

We align the right relationships to unlock a company's potential.

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The Kingfish Advantage

As advisors and principal investors, we work to realize the full potential of a business.

We leverage our proprietary platform to build conviction from an insider's perspective. By partnering with top-level industry and operating executives we can change the trajectory of a transaction, support the growth of great businesses and drive superior returns. We are able to develop deep expertise and relationships in any industry, no matter how specialized. Our work spans a wide range of industries, including industrials, business services, consumer & retail, financial services, healthcare and technology, etc.

How On-Point Execs change the game

The right relationships can transform an opportunity.

Our unique relationships allow us to understand risks, develop effective strategies and help management teams realize their company’s full potential. With the right people, all things are possible.

Private Equity Advisory

High-performing investors recognize the impact of our tailored approach.

"With Kingfish working with us, we can confidently pursue more deals and magnify our impact on portfolio companies.”
-Terry Theodore, Wynnchurch Capital

Make Opportunities Actionable

Create an Angle

Become Partner-of-Choice

Unlock a Company's Potential

Accelerate Growth

Make Opportunities Actionable

We bring forward insights and relationships that build conviction and enable a decisive close.

Together with Altamont Capital we invested in LegacyER, a unique healthcare services model combining both urgent care and emergency care in an outsourced / freestanding format. Gaining comfort with the company’s innovative model required a deep understanding of the company’s approach and the right executive leadership to make the transaction possible.

Through our work we were able to fully appreciate the distinct advantages of this unique hybrid approach; they could avoid unnecessary costs of unwarranted emergency care by triaging patients appropriately based on acuity. To support the business we helped assemble a team of key executives whose on-point experience included building related healthcare companies from zero to $1 Billion+. Ultimately our work helped change the nature of the opportunity -- making it both more compelling and more achievable.

"Kingfish brought forth strong executive relationships and market insight that really helped create conviction around the investment in Legacy. They are a great partner.”

- Casey Lynch

Altamont Capital Partners

Create an Angle

In each transaction we strive to create a unique angle, that enables us to see what others don't and build the conviction to close with confidence.

Kingfish worked with private equity firm GenNx360 to evaluate the acquisition of a founder owned ingredients business going through a sale process. Before proceeding, the team needed to quickly understand the company’s differentiation, competitive positioning and the sustainability of the growth opportunity. We worked with several executives within the industry to develop a differentiated point of view.

Our advisory team included Peter Bradley, former division President at Sensient, the $1.5Bn ingredients manufacturer, and Dr. Ram Chaudhari, who founded Fortitech and grew it to ~$70M in EBITDA at its sale to DSM. With the ability to quickly validate the business's defensibility and growth opportunity, plus an advisory bench to help make it happen, the GenNx team could confidently pursue the transaction. Several of the executives joined the company to help make the vision a reality, with Peter joining as CEO and Ram joining the company’s board.

"With Kingfish working alongside the GenNx team, we were able to confidently pursue the transaction as the most credible buyer and build the conviction to move aggressively."

Monty Yort

GenNX360 Capital Partners

Become Partner-of-Choice

Our differentiated approach enables us to build trust with management considering a sale, creating opportunities not available to others.

We assisted Calvert Street Capital Partners in pursuing the acquisition of a growing NDT business through a competitive auction process. Kingfish worked alongside former executives from the industry including Jim Treat, former CEO of the largest NDT company in the business. As a respected industry insider, Jim helped build trust with management.

The management team understood that a partnership with us meant a new set of possibilities for the company. After the acquisition, Jim joined the board and went on to propel their M&A strategy, sourcing 5 proprietary add-on acquisitions.

"With Jim in the room, the dynamic with the management team was fundamentally different. The combination of our capabilities and Jim's industry knowledge helped us forge a strong partnership.”

Brian Guerin

Calvert Street Capital Partners

Unlock a Company's Potential

When we evaluate opportunities we always ask: "What would unlock the potential of this opportunity?" We leverage our platform to bring forward the exact insights and relationships to make it happen.

Kingfish worked with Wynnchurch Capital to evaluate a manufacturer of non-woven fabrics and specialty synthetic fibers used in carpeting, automotive fabrics and craft fabrics. With strong technology and an enviable position in automotive, the team quickly realized the incredible potential for the business to successfully expand into retail sales channels.

In collaboration with former executives like Chris McKee, a former GM and Global Product Merchant from The Home Depot, the team gained deep insights into the company’s product and competitive positioning, and helped validate the opportunity for growth into big-box retail. Post close, Chris McKeee joined the board. The company successfully landed a nation-wide contract with a big-box retailer and is well on it’s way to continued growth.

“Chris’s knowledge and relationships in the retail space were critical in our diligence and he has added strong value as a board member.”

Neel Mayenkar

Wynnchurch Capital

Accelerate Growth

We've seen how bringing together the right team can change the trajectory of a business. That kind of inflection point is exciting to witness and thrilling to be part of.

A growing manufacturer of wire and cable components and its PE sponsor, anticipating international growth sought Kingfish Group's assistance as it prepared for international expansion. The Kingfish team identified Garo Artinian, former CEO and Chairman of Draka, a $3Bn global manufacturer of wire and cable as the right person to support the team.

Garo joined the board and assisted management as the businesses completed additional acquisitions and grew its global footprint. The investment was successfully sold to a strategic several years later.

“When a team really hits its stride, you can feel it. Supporting management in those critical steps is really quite special and it’s why working alongside the Kingfish team is so rewarding.”

Garo Artinian

Former CEO and Chairman, Draka Holding N.V.

Create an Angle

In each transaction we strive to create a unique angle, that enables us to see what others don't and build the conviction to close with confidence.

Kingfish worked with private equity firm GenNx360 to evaluate the acquisition of a founder owned ingredients business going through a sale process. Before proceeding, the team needed to quickly understand the company’s differentiation, competitive positioning and the sustainability of the growth opportunity. We worked with several executives within the industry to develop a differentiated point of view.

Our advisory team included Peter Bradley, former division President at Sensient, the $1.5Bn ingredients manufacturer, and Dr. Ram Chaudhari, who founded Fortitech and grew it to ~$70M in EBITDA at its sale to DSM. With the ability to quickly validate the business's defensibility and growth opportunity, plus an advisory bench to help make it happen, the GenNx team could confidently pursue the transaction. Several of the executives joined the company to help make the vision a reality, with Peter joining as CEO and Ram joining the company’s board.

"With Kingfish working alongside the GenNx team, we were able to confidently pursue the transaction as the most credible buyer and build the conviction to move aggressively."

Monty Yort

GenNX360 Capital Partners

Principal Investing

Through Kingfish Capital Partners, we invest in companies where our executive relationships can transform opportunities: accelerating growth, overcoming operational challenges and changing the trajectory of the business.

Backed by family offices, we have a flexible mandate and can serve as the lead investor or as co-investor in partnership with other private equity firms.

Our investment practice is powered by a unique platform which includes a proprietary network of over 50,000 executive advisors. These relationships allow us to identify opportunities, understand risks, develop effective strategies and help management teams realize their company's full potential. Preferred situations include:

Representative investments

Provides mental health services to nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

In partnership with Altamont Capital Partners

Provides unscheduled urgent and emergency care through a unique hybrid model.

In partnership with Altamont Capital Partners

Operates the largest dimensional limestone quarry in North America.

In partnership with Wynnchurch Capital Partners

Supplier of neutraceutical ingredients to supplements and food & beverage markets.

In partnership with GenNX360 Capital Partners

Full service regional brokerage and wealth management firm.

In partnership with Altamont Capital Partners

Market-leading manufacturer of corrugated steel doors for the self-storage market.

In partnership with Saw Mill Capital

Manufacturer of non-woven fabrics used in carpeting, automotive and craft markets.

In partnership with Wynnchurch Capital Partners

Largest franchisee of Taco Bell restaurants in the U.S.

In partnership with Altamont Capital Partners

Designs, engineers and fabricates derricks for oil and gas rigs.

In partnership with Wynnchurch Capital Partners

Market-leading provider of environmental test and measurement equipment.

In partnership with Saw Mill Capital

Coffee roaster serving convenience store, commercial and hospitality markets.

In partnership with Huron Capital Partners

Supplier to biotech, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies.

In partnership with Linden Capital Partners