Values

KRF Capital is a leading global independent advisory firm who provides innovative, strategic advice to a diverse client base. We work closely with our clients to achieve their strategic goals by offering comprehensive, globally integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors.

Our values lead us to invest in long-term relationships with our clients by providing independent, trusted and innovative advice. We adhere to acting and behaving with integrity.

We strive to achieve excellence by producing high standards of strategic advice and execution. We treat everyone with respect, dignity and appreciation. We value a diverse and inclusive culture that promotes honest debate and collaboration. We are firm believers in giving back to the broader community and work closely with selected charitable organizations.

Values

KRF Capital is a leading global independent advisory firm who provides innovative, strategic advice to a diverse client base. We work closely with our clients to achieve their strategic goals by offering comprehensive, globally integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors.

Our values lead us to invest in long-term relationships with our clients by providing independent, trusted and innovative advice. We adhere to acting and behaving with integrity.

We strive to achieve excellence by producing high standards of strategic advice and execution. We treat everyone with respect, dignity and appreciation. We value a diverse and inclusive culture that promotes honest debate and collaboration. We are firm believers in giving back to the broader community and work closely with selected charitable organizations.

Knowledge

We deliver knowledge of the capital markets and experience in providing and delivering the best solutions.

Our clients benefit from engaging with veteran deal makers who can execute deals at the highest standard to accommodate the needs of Private Equity and Venture funds and Corporate and Real Estate firms. We have knowledge of all the financing solutions available to you and can structure bespoke solutions for your needs. Our seasoned dealmakers have closed over 300 global transactions. We are well positioned to efficiently source the right partners for the seller, buyer, borrower, and lender. We understand the perspective of all counterparties because our veteran team has experience working on buy side, sell side, and advisory.

Relationships

Our firm benefits from a wide array of debt and equity capital providers and corporate & real estate companies.

We have long standing deep relationships across sectors and industries. Our clients benefit from our expansive proprietary database of potential equity investors and debt providers which rivals the distribution channels of banks and large advisory firms. Our network includes:

  • Private Equity firms focused on providing both debt and equity to companies ranging from private small cap companies to publicly traded companies
  • Banks – global investment banks, commercial, retail and regional
  • (Re)Insurers & Pension Funds
  • Family offices, endowments, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Ultra High Net Worth.

We work closely with Founders, Entrepreneurs, Family Owned Businesses, CEOs, CFOs, investment professionals, asset management and capital markets teams to provide the insight, advice and capacity required to achieve the best results for our clients.

Relationships

Our firm benefits from a wide array of debt and equity capital providers and corporate & real estate companies.

We have long standing deep relationships across sectors and industries. Our clients benefit from our expansive proprietary database of potential equity investors and debt providers which rivals the distribution channels of banks and large advisory firms. Our network includes:

  • Private Equity firms focused on providing both debt and equity to companies ranging from private small cap companies to publicly traded companies
  • Banks – global investment banks, commercial, retail and regional
  • (Re)Insurers & Pension Funds
  • Family offices, endowments, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Ultra High Net Worth.

We work closely with Founders, Entrepreneurs, Family Owned Businesses, CEOs, CFOs, investment professionals, asset management and capital markets teams to provide the insight, advice and capacity required to achieve the best results for our clients.

Focus

We are dedicated and completely focused to service our client’s needs first and deliver best-in-class execution.

We dedicate more time to our clients, so they achieve their strategic goals and generate attractive risk-adjusted returns. Our solutions orientated advisory practice supports clients through all phases of the business and fund life cycle.

We manage a competitive process to achieve best terms and pricing in the market, while we work efficiently and relentlessly on behalf of our clients. We will never let anything fall between the cracks. You can rely on our fortitude to structure and source the best solutions.

SENIOR TEAM
Kyle Fox
Founding Partner
kfox@krfcap.com

Kyle has worked in capital markets for over 17 years led over $75bn of debt and equity transactions globally. Most recently she served as the Global Head of Capital Markets at HIG Capital. She founded the team and led over 60 debt financing transactions globally across their investment strategies including credit, real estate and LBO.

She has experience in sourcing and financing deal acquisitions and exits across the corporate, and real estate sector. She has work with private and public companies performing several roles including M&A advisor, investor, lender and borrower. Prior to HIG Capital, she has held various roles including at Lloyds Banking Group, Deutsche Bank and Duff & Phelps. With her wide network she manages and cultivates capital market relationships across a broad array of institutions. She has worked with leading Private Equity funds and has helped launched strong emerging funds. She has lived and worked in Asia, UK and the US.

Kyle holds a BA in Political Science and an MBA in finance from Fordham University.

Eugene Caraus
Advisor
ecaraus@krfcap.com


Eugene has worked in private debt markets and corporate finance for over 17 years. Most recently, he was a director at HIG Capital and executed over $30bn bespoke credit facilities including fund capital call lines, realty credit ABL repos, and TRS facilities with both U.S. and European banks. He helped grow the credit platform from $3.5bn to $17bn+, from 5 to 30+ funds by building out systems, teams, and developing banking relationships. Provided deal side and fund IRR models to forecast ABL SPV ramp-ups, liquidations, refinancing walls, and recapitalization amendments. Prior to HIG he was a VP at Cerberus Capital. Eugene holds a BS In Finance from the Eastern Illinois University.

Jennifer Cuccaro
Advisor
jcuccaro@krfcap.com


Jennifer Cuccaro is COO and Head of Asset Management at Reformation Group, an Advisory and co-investment firm. With over 20 years of experience in financial services originating and overseeing investment portfolios and operating platforms in excess of $100bn for insurance and global alternative investment firms. Substantial experience identifying and executing private capital investments and establishing and launching new businesses and products. A regulatory expert and experienced board member with an extensive network including corporates, financial institutions such as banks, insurers, asset managers, and governmental entities. Expert in structured credit and insurance protection solutions across a wide range of complex financial, products and exposures including, FinTech, Energy, ESG, Infrastructure, Project Finance, Utilities, Transportation, and Government.

Jennifer holds a BS from Carnegie Mellon and a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

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Lane McDonald
Advisor
lmcdonald@krfcap.com

Lane is an execution-focused executive with over 20 years of experience devising and delivering measurable EBITDA impact and building strong, agile, delivery-focused teams from an executive, PE operating partner, board or consulting role. She is the co-founder and managing partner of ESG Portfolio Partners, a boutique PE advisory firm specializing in EBITDA growth for PE-backed companies. Prior to ESG, Lane was the Chief of Business Operations for Ropes & Gray, a $2B global professional services firm, and was the founding North American member of the Industry Value Creation team, serving as the Global Head of Financials & Business Services for Partners Group, a $120B AUM private equity firm, where she was a voting member of the private equity, private debt and global investment committees. She also held strategic operating roles at Delta Air Lines, American Express, JetBlue Airlines and Bain & Company.

Lane holds a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sarah Lobbardi
Advisor

Sarah has worked in a private debt markets and corporate finance for over 14 years. She has more than a decade’s experience in the fund finance space, originating and structuring over 80 transactions globally. After 7 years at Lloyd’s bank delivering financing solutions for the largest financial sponsors globally; she launched in 2018 the first dedicated fund finance advisory team in the world.

Prior to that, she worked in the variety of roles within Leveraged Finance, M&A and Private Equity.

Sarah holds a BA in business and a master in corporate finance from EM Lyon business school in France.