Kinzie Founder and Managing Partner Suzanne Yoon was recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of 17 leading female deal makers who are making a major impact on the industry.
The article, Top Female Deal Makers Shaping Private Equity’s Present & Future, states:
After years in the private-equity industry in New York, Suzanne Yoon decided to return to her hometown of Chicago to launch her own firm focused on the lower midmarket. She saw a huge opportunity to give lower-midmarket companies access to high-quality operational and technological resources, she said. Kinzie Capital Partners, which she co-founded in 2017, just closed its first fund in June, a $20 million co-investment fund that, factoring in co-investment capital, gives the firm the capacity to commit up to $50 million. Ms. Yoon and her seven-person team are currently scouting for deals in the consumer, manufacturing and services sectors, aiming to back companies ripe for operational and technological improvement. Before forming Kinzie, Ms. Yoon was a managing director at Versa Capital Management, leading transaction development in North America. She also previously worked with LaSalle Bank/ABN Amro, where she co-founded the corporate-restructuring group. In addition, Ms. Yoon is a board member and chair of the investment committee for the National Philanthropic Trust, which with more than $8 billion is the nation’s largest donor advised fund. She is a member of the steering committee of the Private Equity Women Investor Network and the Women’s Association of Venture & Equity.
Read about all the featured women in the article here.