Private Equity

Through one of our most active practice groups, K&A serves the unique needs of the Private Equity industry.

With decades of experience recruiting talented executives across virtually every sector, we are uniquely positioned to support Private Equity firms and their portfolio companies. At the firm level, we find, assess and place investment professionals and senior talent; working with portfolio companies, we advise on critical hiring decisions and assist with due diligence to maximize value to their limited partners.

Small capital PE

Large capital PE

Family offices

Institutional Investors

Representative Clients

Case Study

Since 2009 K&A has partnered with Virgo Investment Group, a thematic investor focused on building meaningful businesses. Virgo creates or builds asset-based platforms and executes corporate, structured equity partnerships. Including co-investment, Virgo has raised over $1.7 billion, completing 58 investments to date.


In keeping with its philosophy of using capital to transform both earnings as well as market perspectives of value, Virgo invested in Ygrene, a market innovator and the leading, multi-state provider of residential, multifamily and commercial property assessed clean energy financing (“PACE”). When the company faced significant challenges from the top, down, Virgo called on K&A to make early, high-impact talent decisions to address the deficits in its leadership team and develop a lasting succession plan.

Leveraging decades of experience and industry insights in the energy sector, we initially identified a Board candidate for an open seat to help pave the path forward. With a relationship with K&A that spanned over 20 years, the transition was seamless when the Board member was ultimately groomed to replace the former CEO.


Under the new leadership of a 30-year veteran of the financial services and high tech industries, Virgo’s portfolio company found great success with full support of the Board. The new C-suite stabilized the company, helped improve company morale, and continues to make strides towards turning around the company and creating value for its LPs. It was this hands-on approach to achieve value creation through talent acquisition that has positioned K&A as one of Virgo’s go-to partners pre- and post-deal.

Representative Placements

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