Fundraising Kelso & Co calls on Court Square’s Kim to lead investor relations

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John Kim Court SquareUS private equity house Kelso & Co has reportedly swiped Court Square Capital Partners investor relations head John Kim in time to work on its latest fundraise.

Kim, pictured, will become head of IR at Kelso according to Buyouts, which quoted a spokesperson from Court Square.

Kelso is currently in the market to raise between $2.5bn and $3bn according to a report last week by Bloomberg, well below the $5.1bn it gathered for its eight flagship vehicle in 2008.

Court Square finished fundraising for a $3bn vehicle last year, comparable to the $3.1bn it gathered for its second fund in 2007.

Kim joined the Court Square investment team in 2004 and most recently headed investor relations, co-investment syndication and marketing.

He was previously a partner at Capital Z Investments and a senior fundraiser for JP Morgan’s placement team.

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