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Michael Nichols

Partner, Capital Markets

Mike joined Kelso in 2016 and leads the firm’s capital markets activities, including acquisition financing for new investments and capital structure optimization for existing portfolio companies.  He is also responsible for the execution of all debt and equity co-investments, working in close coordination with the Investor Relations team.

Prior to joining Kelso, Mike was a Vice President in the Leveraged Finance group at Goldman Sachs where he was responsible for originating, structuring and executing leveraged loan and high yield bond financings.  Previously, he held capital markets roles at RoundPoint Capital Group and Banc of America Securities. 

Mike received an MBA from Yale University in 2012 and a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2004.