Dec 17, 2020

ATLANTA, GA and CHARLOTTE, NC (December 17, 2020) Kian Capital Partners (“Kian”), a middle-market focused private investment firm, is pleased to announce that David Duke and David Hare have been promoted to Partner, Business Development and Vice President, respectively.

“Both David Duke and David Hare have been critical players in applying our fundamental belief that sustained, long-term equity value is created through genuine partnerships with all of our key stakeholders including portfolio company leaders, deal sourcing partners and investors,” said Co-Founder and Partner Kevin McCarthy. “They should be proud of their accomplishments in helping to further Kian’s reach and platform.”

Rick Cravey, Co-Founder and Partner added “David [Duke]’s contribution since arriving has significantly expanded and deepened our intermediary relationships, more than doubled our deal flow and institutionalized our portfolio company add-on acquisition efforts. This promotion is well earned”.

“David [Hare]’s impact on our new transaction evaluation and portfolio company value creation-efforts has been very meaningful. He has created collaborative relationships with our management team partners that has contributed to the success of those businesses,” added Kevin McCarthy.

David Duke has been named Partner, Business Development from Managing Director, Business Development. With over 20 years of experience in private equity and investment banking, Duke has been a vital member of the Kian team since February of 2018. Duke leads the team's efforts to source new platform investment opportunities, develop and manage relationships with new and existing sources of deal flow, and direct strategic marketing efforts. Prior to joining Kian Capital, he was the Director of Business Development at Edgewater Capital Partners, where he led the firm's sourcing and development.

“Kian was founded on the idea to create a firm built on trust, transparency and mutually beneficial relationships,” said Partner David Duke. “I am thrilled and honored to be recognized for helping to advance this mission.”

David Hare has been promoted to Vice President from Associate. Hare has been part of the Kian Capital team since January 2018 and is primarily responsible for evaluating, underwriting and monitoring new and existing investment opportunities. Prior to joining Kian Capital, Hare was an Analyst in the investment banking group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, debt financings and equity issuances for public and private companies in the Technology, Media & Telecom Group.