Kayne Partners has made multiple promotions. Leon Chen has been promoted to managing partner; Andrew DeYoung has become a vice president of business development and operations; and Alex Duffy and Harrison Brunelli have both been promoted to senior associates.
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kayne Partners, the dedicated growth private equity group of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., (“Kayne Anderson” or the “Firm”) is pleased to recognize the strength, expertise and leadership of its team as it announces promotions for 2020.
The Kayne Partners team is proud to recognize the continued contributions of these individuals, who have proven themselves to be integral to the success of the Kayne Partners Funds team.
Leon Chen, a 2018 winner of M&A Advisor’s “Emerging Leaders Awards,” has been promoted to managing partner, responsible for identifying and analyzing investment opportunities, monitoring of portfolio companies, and deal execution. Chen brings a wealth of experience to the team and has been involved in the Firm’s investments in Decisiv, Elevate Services, Fully Managed, Natural Partners Fullscript and rfXcel as well as the successful exits of Consero Global Solutions to BV Investment Partners and MaintenanceNet to Cisco.
Andrew DeYoung, a 2019 winner of M&A Advisor’s “Emerging Leaders Awards”, has been promoted to vice president of business development and operations working closely with the partners to oversee and manage the fundraising processes and business development efforts at both the fund and individual portfolio company levels.
Alex Duffy and Harrison Brunelli have both been promoted to senior associate roles where they are responsible for identifying and analyzing investment opportunities and assisting with the monitoring of portfolio companies and deal execution. Duffy is primarily focused in the areas of supply chain and logistics and media & telecom. Brunelli is primarily focused in the areas of financial services and healthcare.
The Kayne Partners platform is a leading provider of capital and connections to privately held, high growth, enterprise software and tech-enabled service businesses in North America. The Kayne Partners team has nearly $750 million committed across its funds and co-investment vehicles and has invested over $500 million in 38 portfolio company investments. Kayne Partners seeks to partner with driven entrepreneurs and provide capital to high growth companies at a transformative point in their life cycle in the following industries: security & compliance, supply chain & logistics, financial services, business process automation, healthcare, and media & telecom.
For more information, visit www.kaynepartners.com.
About Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.:
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., founded in 1984, is a leading alternative investment management firm focused on energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit, and growth equity. Kayne’s investment philosophy is to pursue niches, with an emphasis on cash flow, where our knowledge and sourcing advantages enable us to deliver above average, risk-adjusted investment returns. As responsible stewards of capital, Kayne’s philosophy extends to promoting responsible investment practices and sustainable business practices to create long-term value for our investors. Kayne manages over $31 billion in assets for institutional investors, family offices, high net worth and retail clients and employs 400 professionals in five offices across the U.S.
For more information, visit www.kaynecapital.com