We Help Businesses with Expert Guidance
Kingsmoor Advisors was formed in 2010 to help business owners successfully navigate high-stakes business challenges including mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring and performance improvement. We believe that business owners should have access to the resources they need to make successful decisions for their companies.
We bring deep expertise to bear, take a customer focused approach to consulting that builds trust and value, and are proven in an extensive array of industries and context. Kingsmoor focuses on working with owners in industries that are in accelerated consolidation and in which businesses are experiencing significant disruption to operations as a result of that process. While we are a generalist firm we have deep transaction and operational experience in a broad range of industries including automotive aftermarket, TMT (technology, media and telecommunications), specialty manufacturing, business services and packaging.
All of our services and teams are purposed toward one mission: helping businesses maximize their value.
Meet the Founder: Robert Fowler
I understand what it takes to build a business, and I believe that you shouldn’t have to go it alone.
The reality is that high-stakes business contexts can be logistically difficult, personally taxing, and frequently ridden with the potential for high-cost mistakes. You deserve to maximize the value of your business. My experience can allow you to do so.
In more than thirty years of experience, I’ve overseen more than one hundred transactions with an aggregate value of over $6 billion. I’ve managed billion-dollar portfolios and offered significant input into functional operations. And I’ve built and sold my own businesses.
These are the experiences I’ll draw insight from.
A Beginning in Leveraged Finance
After graduating from Northwestern University in 1982, I began my career doing leveraged finance at Bank of Boston and Citibank, with a specific focus in arranging syndicated senior and subordinated debt transactions for TMT businesses. During this period, one member of my clientele was Chase Enterprises.
Chase Enterprises Portfolio Management
After spending seven years with Citibank, I transitioned into a position at Chase Enterprises where I was responsible for managing approximately $2 billion in assets concentrated in TMT, financial services, consumer products, and specialized manufacturing. I also acted as the lead director or chairman in the majority of our holdings.
In 1999, I sold @Entertainment, Chase’s largest portfolio business at the time, to United Pan-Europe Communications for over $1.4 billion. This transaction achieved a 6x return on the family’s invested capital.
Partner at Sandler Capital Management
Following my time at Chase, I was a partner and manager of the London office of Sandler Capital Management. With a focus on early stage and growth capital investments in the TMT sector, Sandler managed approximately $1.4 billion across five private equity funds and a hedge fund during my time there.
Partner at Annex Capital
After Sandler, I formed Annex Capital with a former partner. We acquired portfolios of debt, equity, and equity derivative investments from Dresdner Bank and Citibank, and proceeded, over a six-year period, to realize $252 million on a $79 million cost basis – a 3.3 times multiple. In virtually all of our positions, we also had significant operational engagement in repositioning and restructuring the assets under our management.
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