LOS ANGELES, January 24, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. ( “Kayne”) announced today the appointment of James (“Jim”) Robo to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kayne Anderson BDC, Inc. (“KABDC” or the “Company”). KABDC is a business development company formed in 2021 to make debt investments in middle-market companies. Kayne Anderson serves as the Company’s investment adviser.
“Kayne is excited to welcome Jim to KABDC’s Board of Directors,” said Al Rabil, CEO of Kayne. “Jim is a seasoned executive with a wealth of experience both running and serving on boards of publicly-traded companies. His expertise will be a valuable resource as we continue to grow KABDC and position the Company to be publicly traded. We look forward to his contributions as KABDC’s Chairman,” concluded Mr. Rabil.
Mr. Robo is a private investor and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NextEra Energy, Inc., a leading clean energy company, and NextEra Energy Partners, LP, a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by NextEra Energy, Inc. to acquire, manage, and own contracted clean energy projects. During Mr. Robo’s 10-year tenure as CEO, NextEra Energy’s market capitalization grew from $29B to $154B, becoming the largest electric utility in the world, as well as the largest renewable company in the world. NextEra Energy’s total shareholder return during Mr. Robo’s tenure exceeded 20% per year. Prior to joining NextEra Energy in 2002, Mr. Robo spent 10 years at General Electric Company, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Mexico from 1997 until 1999 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of the GE Capital TIP/Modular Space division from 1999 until February 2002. From 1984 through 1992, he worked for Mercer Management Consulting. Mr. Robo serves on the board of J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. and is Lead Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Robo received a B.A. summa cum laude from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.
With the addition of Mr. Robo, the Company’s Board of Directors is comprised of seven individuals, four of which are independent. The independent board members include Mariel Joliet (Lead Director), George Marucci, Jr., Susan Schnabel and Rhonda Smith.
About Kayne Anderson BDC, Inc.
Kayne Anderson BDC, Inc. is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company (“BDC”) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). In addition, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, the Company intends to continue to be treated as and to qualify as a regulated investment company (“RIC”) under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation. The Company intends to achieve its investment objective by investing primarily in first lien senior secured and unitranche loans to privately held middle-market companies.
About Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., founded in 1984, is a leading alternative investment management firm focused on real estate, credit, infrastructure/energy, renewables, and growth capital. Kayne’s investment philosophy is to pursue niches, with an emphasis on cash flow, where our knowledge and sourcing advantages enable us to deliver above average, risk-adjusted investment returns. As responsible stewards of capital, Kayne’s philosophy extends to promoting responsible investment practices and sustainable business practices to create long-term value for our investors. Kayne manages over $32 billion in assets (as of 12/31/2022) for institutional investors, family offices, high net worth and retail clients and employs 335 professionals in five core offices across the U.S.
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Paul Blank, President & COO, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors