Raquel Palmer is a Partner of KPS Capital Partners and Chairperson of its Investment Committee. The KPS Funds are private equity funds with approximately $5.5 billion of assets under management.

The KPS Funds' Portfolio Companies have aggregate annual revenues of approximately $3.9 billion, operate 87 manufacturing facilities in 23 countries, and employ approximately 38,000 associates, directly and through joint ventures worldwide.

Ms. Palmer serves on the Board of Directors of the following KPS portfolio companies: Electrical Components International 
(Chairman), Expera Specialty Solutions (Chairman), Heritage Home Group (Chairman), International Equipment Solutions (Chairman), American & Efird, and Chassis Brakes International Group.  In addition, Ms. Palmer previously served on the Board of Directors of 23 former KPS portfolio companies, including as Chairman of two.

Prior to joining KPS in 1997 and Keilin & Co. in 1994, Ms. Palmer was an investment banker in the Paper and Forest products group with Kidder, Peabody & Co. Ms. Palmer received a degree in Political Science from Stanford University.


Raquel Palmer in the News:
» KPS Partner Raquel Palmer recognized as among most influential women in mid-market M&A

Mergers & Acquisitions - December 2016

» Four Questions with Raquel Palmer
BUYOUTS - December 2013

» KPS Partner, Raquel Palmer named one of the 2011 40 Under Forty
Crain’s New York Business’ - March 2011

» >KPS Partner, Raquel Palmer named one of the Five Powerful Women In Private Equity
BUYOUTS (published by Venture Economics) - November 2011

» >"Wanted: Female Junior Investment Professionals"
BUYOUTS - July 23, 2007







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