Our investment philosophy focuses on creating value through improving operational performance, rather than through financial engineering. With over $3.4 billion in assets under management, we focus on acquisitions of complex, operationally intensive businesses and strive to unlock "hidden value" by re-envisioning and repositioning these enterprises through targeted capital expenditures, operational efficiencies and enhanced marketing strategies.
KSL Capital Partners works to execute a business plan that is collaboratively formulated with the portfolio company's management team. Our goal is to first organically increase cash flow, while strategically looking at growth opportunities through development, ancillary revenue and add-on acquisitions.
We employ a hands-on method of managing and improving our investments, including our capability to supervise and perform in-house key operational functions of our businesses, such as operations, finance and development in order to supplement management’s existing resources. Working with each management team, our strategy involves four-critical elements: (i) expanding each enterprise by enhancing the existing revenue base; (ii) creating new business opportunities; (iii) improving operating efficiencies; and (iv) optimizing the value of associated real estate.
Our investments range across travel and leisure businesses, such as hotels and resorts, clubs, fitness, ski and resort real estate. Our active management approach for our hotel investments is often supplemented by the expertise of KSL Resorts, an affiliated entity. KSL Resorts is an independent resort management company, that currently manages nine premier resort destinations in the United States.
With offices in Denver and New York, we currently employ through our portfolio companies over 20,000 people in 26 states and five countries.