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Suzanne Yoon Honored As A Top Female Deal Maker by The Wall Street Journal

By November 10, 2019February 25th, 2021No Comments

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.

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