Founded in 1971, Kelso and Company is a New York based Private Equity Firm with over $11 billion under management.
The company was a pioneer in developing employee stock ownership plans.
It appears that many of the investments are simply investments and not acquisitions.
When I visited the site in Sept 2019, they listed 106 investments in their portfolio. I list the equities in alphabetical order to the right and by date below. I will highlight add links for the companies that I decide to research..
1956: Louis O. Kelso, with the firm Louis O. Kelso Inc. worked on merger and acquisitions involving Employee Stock Ownership Plans.
1971: Louis O. Kelso and associates founded Kelso Bangert & Company as an advisor and merchant bank to engage in mergers and acquisitions.
2010: Keslo took an 49% investment with Penske in Truck-Lite based in Falconer, NY
2011: Keslo invested in Sentinel Data Centers which was founded in 2001 to built fault tolerant data centers.
2017: Kelso exited Sentinel after CyrusOne acquired two data centers from Sentinel*
2011: Keslo invested in Third Point RE based in Hamilton, Bermuda - Specialty property and casualty reinsurance company
2012: Keslo invested in Augusta Sportswear based in Augusta, Ga - Leading national supplier of on-the-field team uniforms and other team related sportswear
2012: Keslo invested in Jacksonville, Fl based in Largest supplier of aftermarket parts and accessories to the golf car market -
2012: Keslo invested in Powerteam Services based in Cary, NC - Provider of outsourced services for the maintenance, repair and installation of electric and natural gas infrastructure
2012: Keslo invested in Sandler O'Neill Partners based in New York, NY - Financial Services
2012: Keslo invested in Tallgrass based in Lakewood, Ks - Tallgrass Energy is a growth-oriented midstream energy company operating across 10 states with transportation, storage, terminal and processing assets that serve some of the nation’s most prolific crude oil and natural gas basins.
2012: Keslo invested in Venari Resources based in Addison, Tx - Exploration and production company focusing on oil and gas exploration in the deep water Gulf of Mexico
2013: Keslo invested in 4Refuel based in Oakville, On - Provides onsite refueling services.
2013: Keslo invested in Eacon Timber based in Montreal, Qe - Canadian lumber manufacturer with ownership of sawmills and timber rights in Eastern Canada
2013: Keslo invested in Helios based in Memphis, Tn - Provides pharmacy benefit services
2015: Keslo invested in AJAX Resources based in Houston, Tx - Exploration and production in the energy sector.
2015: Keslo invested in American Beacon based in Dallas, Tx - Leading asset management platform serving institutional and retail investors
2015: Keslo invested in Eagle Foods based in Richfield, Oh - Eagle manufactures canned milk.
2015: Keslo invested in Risk Strategies Company based in Boston, Ma - Founded in 1997 by CEO Mike Christian, Risk Strategies Company (“RSC”) is a leading national insurance brokerage firm
2015: Keslo invested in Sirius Computer Solutions based in San Antonio, tx - Provides data center technology
2015: Keslo invested in US LBM based in Buffalo Grove, Il - Leading building products distributor serving residential and commercial construction end markets
2016: Keslo invested in Physicians Endoscopy based in Jamison, Pa - Company provides gastroenterology-focused ambulatory surgery services.
2016: Keslo invested in Southern Carlson based in Omaha, Ne - Leading distributor of fastening and packaging products
2017: Keslo invested in Foundation Consumer Healthcare based in Pittsburgh, PA - A pharmaceutical that offers Plan B Emergency Contraceptive.
2017: Keslo invested in Oasis Outsourcing based in Los Angeles -
2017: Keslo invested in Primia RE based in Bermuda - A re-insurance company.
2017: Keslo invested in Zenith Energy based in A midstream company in the energy sector -
2018: Keslo invested in Elara Caring based in Dallas, Tx - Elara offers home health services.
2018: Keslo invested in Newport Group based in Walnut Creek, Ca - Provides retirement resources.
2019: Keslo invested in J.S. Held based in Jericho, NY - An insurance consulting firm.