Who is Kelso?

This opens in a new window. Kelso is a North American-focused middle market private equity firm. Kelso was founded on the principles of partnership and alignment of interest espoused by Louis Kelso, the inventor of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (or ESOP).

Why choose Kelso breeding?

To improve strains, in a time when most breeder folks fixated on the tradition of keeping their bloodlines as pure as possible, Kelso handpicked winning gamefowl to breed with his stock, something unheard of during his time.

Is there such a thing as a white legged Kelso?

Kelsos may be both yellow and white legged but the white legged ones are preferred by some buyers. The late Walter Kelso ( 1964, bless his soul ), from Galveston Island, Texas. ( a part of the lone star state with a semi-tropical climate ), was a champion for crossbreeding.

How much money has Kelso invested in private equity?

We have invested $15 billion of equity capital since 1980. We have developed deep sector expertise during our four decades of private equity investing. Kelso employees have committed to invest, on average, 15% of every dollar invested in our three most recent funds, representing one of the largest GP commitments in the private equity industry.