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Leon Chen

Managing Partner, Growth Capital

Current member of Kayne’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council

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Leon Chen is a managing partner for Kayne Anderson’s growth capital strategies, responsible for identifying and analyzing investment opportunities, monitoring of portfolio companies, and deal execution.

Prior to joining Kayne Anderson in 2012, Chen was the director of business development at Relativity Media, a film financing and production company based in Los Angeles. Prior to that, Chen held positions at Clarity Partners, a Los Angeles-based middle market private equity firm and at Citigroup in the investment banking division in New York. While at Clarity Partners and Citigroup, Chen focused on transactions in the media, telecommunications, and business services industries.

Chen earned a B.B.A in Finance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Current Investments

  • Bark Technologies
  • Cloudbreak Health
  • Curbio
  • Decisiv
  • Elevate
  • Natural Partners Fullscript
  • Onfleet
  • Sapience
  • Shipfusion
  • mTab

Past Investments

  • 4C Insights (exited: MediaOcean, Vista Equity)
  • Consero (exited: BV Investment Partners)
  • Dejero (exited: UbiCom Ventures & Vertu Ventures)
  • Fully Managed (exited: Telus)
  • rfXcel (exited: Antares Vision Group)
  • Starmount (exited: Infor)
  • You.i (exited: AT&T - WarnerMedia)
  • Search Optics (exited: Advanced Local Media)