How We
Invest

Kainos Capital’s investment strategy is to build a diversified portfolio of growing and strategically relevant food and consumer product businesses that will be coveted by trade buyers or the public markets.

We blend operational expertise with a culture of partnership, fueled by Change Capital. We leverage our team’s sector knowledge and industry relationships to help grow great companies.

The Kainos team is committed to a deeply held set of investment principles and a disciplined adherence to a time-tested investment strategy that is driven by three core values:

Sector Focus

We invest in manufacturers and marketers of food and consumer products where the Kainos team has meaningful experience.

Sector Focus

We invest in manufacturers and marketers of food and consumer products where the Kainos team has meaningful experience. We firmly believe that specialization and sector focus are critical to creating value at our partner companies.

With decades of focus on the food and consumer product sectors, the Kainos team has invested in or operated businesses within essentially every aisle of the store.

Change Capital

We make Change Capital work. We work tirelessly with our partner companies to create value.

Change Capital

We make Change Capital work. We work tirelessly with our partner companies to create value.

The primary source of returns has been our operationally oriented and hands-on approach in working with management teams to drive earnings growth and build companies of strategic value.

Change Capital-based operating strategies are developed with our partner companies to increase the sales and profitability and optimize the assets of each company. This active strategy requires intense operational focus and action.

Learn more about how we work with our partner companies: Working Together

Risk Management

Our investment strategy and process is designed with the goal of achieving consistent, repeatable results.

Risk Management

Our investment strategy and process is designed with the goal of achieving consistent, repeatable results. In each investment, we place a strong emphasis on risk management. The risk management process begins with a rigorous approach to the diligence and underwriting of each investment opportunity.

We seek to monetize each investment once the Change Capital initiatives unique to the respective investment have been achieved.

Our
Criteria

Kainos Capital has a dedicated focus on the North American food and consumer products sectors. We invest in manufacturers and marketers of food products, pet food and products, household, beauty and personal care products and over-the-counter health and nutritional products. Our typical investment will likely range from $50 million to over $200 million, but for the right opportunity we will invest more or less.

We don’t invest in fads. We invest in companies with a track record of sustainable growth or with superior long-term growth prospects.

Investment
Criteria At
A Glance

EBITDA: $10M – $80M

Add-ons of any size

North American Region

Food

Food
Beverage
Ingredients
Private Label
Manufacturing
Food Distribution
Food Service
Pet Food

Consumer Products

Personal Care
Beauty
Household and Cleaning
OTC and Consumer Health
Nutritional
Pet Products

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Kainos has successfully invested in the following type of opportunities:

  1. Investing in family owned businesses with a strong cultural identity to help elevate them to the next phase of growth
  2. Partnering with existing management teams to invest behind growth opportunities
  3. Buying non-core assets or brands that are sold without a management team

Our Impact

The Kainos Team has applied its experience, capital and talent to invest more
than $3 billion of equity across more than 65 transactions in the food
and consumer product sectors, with a total transaction value of over $10 billion.
Together with our partner company teams, we have built businesses with brands
and products that have endured and that people still love today.

Case Studies

 

These case studies illustrate the way Kainos Capital unlocks value in our partner companies.