Kelso & Company
Kelso has been investing in private equity for nearly 40 years. Kelso’s industry-leading alignment of interest and partnership approach date back to its founder, Louis Kelso, who is commonly referred to as the inventor of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (or ESOP). Kelso benefits from a successful investment track record, a long-tenured and stable investing team, and a reputation as a preferred partner to management teams and corporates.

Since 1980, Kelso has raised a total of nine private equity funds, representing approximately $12 billion of capital, and has made more than 120 investments. For more information about Kelso, please visit the firm’s website at

Company details



Financial Services

Company size

51-200 employees