We hope this mail finds you and enjoying the new year! Here is an abbreviated installment of what we have been up to for friends of K Squared. Thank you for reading.
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During this holiday season, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and celebrating our team's accomplishments! For those of you, like us, who enjoy data, the following infographic presents select highlights of 2017 and goals for 2018.
Thank you. In 2017, hundreds of people have helped our firm. The thought of listing everyone (and alas, leaving out so many) is both exciting and intimidating. They've inspired us, spoken up when it mattered, shared honest feedback, tested our opinions, offered solutions that mattered, and extended themselves - all to help us. Following is an incomplete list of a very small portion of those who have supported us.
Chris Csordas of Crowe Horwath Audit, Tax and Advisory; Jason Browne of Victory Park Capital Advisors; Jason Pomerantz of NAI Shames Makovsky; Jeff Childs of Mutual of Omaha; Jesse Speltz and Ben Sady of Dixon Hughes Goodman; Jonathan Musser of CoBiz Bank; Katherine Darius of the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business; Keith Wegen of Flatirons Capital Advisors; Koshy Matthew of Advanced Infusion Solution; Mary Lynn Webster and Tuan Hoang of ACG LA; Matt Rasmusson of UMB Bank; Michael King of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP; Michael Kenefick of Kenex Holdings; Michael Ory and Gordon Phillips of Raymond James; Mike Hartman of Colorado Department of Revenue; Nadine Pietrowski of Crowe Horwath Audit, Tax and Advisory; Nathan Seiler and Stephen Donelson of BallardSpahr; Stephen Donelson of BallardSpahr; Tim Dailey of Peakview Partners; Tony Blank of Sendgrid; and Vineet Asthana of Berkey Noyes
Open Positions. We are accepting applications for School Year and Summer Internships. Please direct any interested and qualified candidates to our Open Positions.
What We Are Reading.
- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth for parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people who believe success is a blend of passion and persistence
- Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink, Leif Babin an excellent complement to the management books we often encounter in business school and the business world
What We’re Listening To. Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown through Audibl
ABOUT K2. The K Squared Fund ("K2") is a private equity firm focused on making majority investments and acquisitions existing private, small to mid-market companies. Our passion is working alongside entrepreneurs to further their company's legacy and accelerate long-term growth. Following an acquisition, K2 partners with the existing owner by assuming an active management role and work through a sensible transaction and transition. Following an acquisition, we aim to leverage our experience and relationships as successful operators and fund managers to propel our investments into industry-leading businesses. We're centrally located in Denver, Colorado, but we invest in companies across North America.
Jason Kania and Ryan Kunzi are K2's General Partners ("GPs"). Together, Ryan and Jason have led and participated in deals amounting to over $28 billion, they have launched products that amount to over $500+ million in annual revenue and saved over $6 billion in expenses. K2's investors are privately-held financial services companies, family offices and high net worth individuals with 300+ years of management experience and 150+ businesses ranging between $2 million and $8.5 Billion in revenue. For more information, visit k2fund.co or our one-page Executive Summary.
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