Kensington Capital Partners Limited is an employee-owned, high performing alternative investment firm with $2.7 billion in assets under management. Our purpose is to build great businesses, and in doing so, create top-performing investment solutions for our investors.
We operate a highly diversified strategy across the private markets, investing in venture capital, growth equity and mid-market buyouts. We also employ a hybrid approach by combining direct investments and co-investments with a fund-of-funds program that invests as an LP into other funds. Our approach is based on the belief that there are strong upside opportunities across the private markets, but the additional risk in these investments can be effectively reduced through diversification. The goal of the Kensington investment platform is designed to provide access to a diversified portfolio of alternative strategies offering strong, risk-adjusted returns and very low correlation to public markets. Below is a quick overview of our strategies and offerings.

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Our private equity strategy is broadly industry agnostic, but can generally be grouped in the business services, manufacturing, healthcare and consumer sectors. We look for compelling investment opportunities in businesses that have supportive long-term tailwinds, defensible business models and top quality management teams where we can help solve one or more problems for business owners.

Growth equity:
Kensington approaches the growth equity market with a multi-faceted strategy including active lead investor roles and passive syndicate participation, spanning multiple industry sectors. In traditional industries, we have demonstrated the ability to source strong emerging businesses by backing experienced entrepreneurs from across our network. Our technology-based growth companies include several sources from within our venture capital portfolios that have graduated to the growth stage as they achieve scale. Kensington’s growth equity strategy also includes investments into growth funds, as part of our active fund-of-funds strategy in the private markets.

Venture Capital:
Kensington pursues a diversified investment strategy across the venture capital market. We invest across all stages from early-stage Seed and Series A through later stage technology growth companies. Our hybrid strategy includes direct investments in emerging technology companies as well as investments into venture capital funds. This approach provides us with a broadly diversified portfolio covering all key subsectors, including information and communications technology, life science/healthcare, energy and sustainability technologies, digital media, cybersecurity, robotics and tech-enabled services such as e-commerce, telemedicine and online education. We invest primarily in funds and companies based across Canada and the United States, acting as lead investors or as supporting members of a syndicate.

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Contact Info

95 Street Clair Avenue West
Suite 905
Toronto, ON M4V 1N6


Key Personnel

Mr. Thomas Kennedy - Founder, Managing Director, Chairman of Advisory Board, Chairman, and Chairman of Investment Committee
Richard Nathan, Senior managing director
Eamonn Mcconnell, Senior managing director

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