So excited to finally be able to tell the story of Chicago-based Kinzie Capital Partners!
Kinzie has an investment thesis that you’ll hear from many other private equity firms, targeting lower middle market companies amidst transition in the consumer, manufacturing and services industries. But Kinzie is profoundly different in that it believes that a capital partner must understand technology’s growing influence on operations in order to unleash a company’s true potential. Sounds quite similar to what we’ve been preaching here for 10+ months, right?!?
In a unique strategic partnership with Clarity Partners, a Chicago-based technology consultancy and developer, Kinzie has assembled an in-house team of technology, industry and operations experts that are readily available to assist with due diligence and work closely with their portfolio companies to execute strategic vision. This isn’t Apax buying ThoughtWorks. This is Apax and ThoughtWorks going into business together.
It’s a setup that I believe is completely unique at the present, but one that I expect to become more familiar as the years go by.
Check out Kinzie at http://www.kinziecp.com/ or @KinzieCapital