Our Story

KCB Private Equity is a long-term, control investor in growing small to medium sized businesses. Our long-term investment perspective and commitment of significant personal capital rather than third-party capital differentiate us from traditional private equity firms. We offer sellers significant liquidity today while providing long-term continuity to their businesses. This philosophy allows KCB to build strong relationships with management and nurture solid growing portfolio companies without the pressures of a short exit time frame.

We Provide Capital to Fund:

Organic Growth or
Strategic Acquisitions

Succession Planning in
Family Businesses

Buyouts of Passive Shareholders

Diversification of an
Owner’s Wealth

Partner Profile

Successful partnerships require a shared vision of the future. If we partner with you, it means that we are 100% committed to your vision and believe we can play a valuable role in achieving it.

Strong management willing to stay with the business and retain an equity stake
Significant, identifiable organic and/or acquisition growth potential
Highly differentiated business model, products and/or services
Strong market position with identifiable barriers to entry
Limited customer concentration
+Investment Criteria
  • $2 to $10 million of EBITDA with margins of greater than 10%
  • $20 to $100 million in recurring revenue.
  • Require control position (economic or voting) with substantial
    participation by management.
  • Public and private companies as well as divisional divestitures will be considered; turnaround, bankrupt and distressed situations will not be considered.
+Geographic Orientation
  • We consider opportunities throughout the United States and Canada.
+Industry Focus
  • Retail
  • Consumer products and services
  • Business services/outsourcing (including technology and software tools)
  • Healthcare services (especially skilled nursing facilities)
  • Education and training services (for-profit) and products
  • Light manufacturing
  • Value-added distribution

How WE GROW with you?

1 Establishment of a Professional Board of Directors

2 Strategy Development

3 Strengthening Sales and Marketing Capabilities

4 Enhancing Operational Efficiency

5 Attracting High-quality Management Team Members

6 Identifying and Funding Add-on Acquisitions

7 Maximizing Value

Our Experience

Our professionals have significant previous experience from a variety of firms, including W.R. Grace, Ole’s Home Centers, Stør, PetSmart and Dubin Clark. Since 1984, KCB’s principals have invested in the following industries:

Our Portfolio

Business Services
Multi Location Operations
Architectural and Remodeling Services
Auto Body Collision Services
Business Outsourcing
Community Newspapers
Consumer Product
Government Services
Luxury Cosmetics Retailing and Services
Retailing-big box, furniture, pert supplies, soft goods, etc.
Skilled Nursing Facilities Operations
Specialty Trailers
Storage Products