About Us.

About KAL Capital

KAL Capital was founded by two professionals with a common passion for advising entrepreneurs and private equity groups on liquidity events, recapitalizations and capital raises. KAL Capital's core mission is to provide a broad suite of M&A advisory and capital raising solutions for a very targeted client-base. Our vision is to make this a reality by staying true to our targeted industries and to providing long-term focused, unbiased advice to owners of middle-market companies. Our services are flexible and adaptable but always in total alignment with our client's best interest.

For Family Owned Businesses

More often than not, we find ourselves advising clients on decisions that impact past and future generations. Third generation businesses where our clients grew up as children around the shop floor to exiting that business and realizing enough liquidity to provide for three generations to come. In over a decade together as partners, we've executed nearly thirty transactions for clientele, feeling privileged to be a small part of their unique historical story.

For Private Equity

For financial sponsors, we provide unbiased advisory services that are focused on adding value through each stage of an investment's life cycle. Our financial sponsors demand unparalleled transaction execution and deep relationships with the strategic buyer community. At KAL Capital, we are proud of our track-record of guiding investors through successful exits.

Ryan M. Murphy

Mr. Murphy is a co-founding partner of KAL Capital and his highest priorities include creating a culture of winning for our clients and recruiting world class professionals to build the KAL Capital team. In addition to firm management responsibilities, Mr. Murphy’s duties include originating and executing mergers, acquisitions and capital markets transactions for the firm’s clientele. Mr. Murphy is well known for obtaining tremendous value creation throughout a transaction’s lifecycle by developing unique and competitive markets for each situation.

Prior to launching KAL Capital, Mr. Murphy was a founding member of the Aerospace, Defense & Government Services practice for Salem Partners LLC, a Los Angeles based Investment Banking & Wealth Management company. Mr. Murphy began his career in the mid 2000’s with Barclays Capital.

Mr. Murphy is a native of the South Bay region of Los Angeles, graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University and resides near his childhood home in Palos Verdes, California with his wife and two children.

Connect with Ryan:
Trevor T. Bohn

Mr. Bohn is a co-founding partner of KAL Capital and is responsible for developing the firm’s culture, vision and strategy to execute it. For nearly 20 years, clients in high growth industrial sectors have relied on his advice when contemplating mergers, acquisitions and accessing the capital markets. Entrepreneurs, families and private equity investors have been his primary clientele relying on his expertise in a wide range of mandates from selling businesses to multi-national public companies, to sourcing private equity buy-outs and balance sheet recapitalizations.

Prior to launching KAL Capital, Mr. Bohn established and led the Aerospace, Defense & Government Services practice in 2009 for Salem Partners LLC, a Los Angeles based Investment Banking & Wealth Management company. Mr. Bohn began his career in the late 1990’s with Banc of America Securities LLC as a member of their General Industrial Group with a focus on large cap Aerospace & Defense.

Mr. Bohn is a native of the Midwestern US, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and resides in Orange County, California with his wife and two daughters.

Connect with Trevor:
Amir K. Ragui

Mr. Ragui joined KAL Capital in January 2017. Prior to joining KAL Capital, Mr. Ragui was an analyst at Salem Partners where he participated in multiple middle market M&A and capital raising transactions in the Aerospace & Defense, Real Estate, and Media & Entertainment industries. He also worked for Takenaka Partners, an investment bank focused on Global 500 Asian companies and their subsidiaries, where he provided general deal support on both buy-side and sell-side transactions.

Mr. Ragui graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and an MS in Finance from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Connect with Amir:
Trevor K. Mckinnon

Mr. McKinnon joined KAL Capital in May 2017. As part of the KAL Capital team, Mr. McKinnon contributes to construction of company deal materials and market research while supporting the firm's business origination efforts. Prior to joining KAL, Mr. McKinnon worked as a research associate with financial data provider PitchBook Data (Morningstar).

Mr. McKinnon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington.

Connect with Trevor:
Sam C. Louie

Mr. Louie joined KAL Capital in November 2018. Prior to joining KAL Capital, Mr. Louie worked as a Senior Valuation Analyst at Moss Adams where he performed valuations for middle market companies in the Aerospace, Consumer Goods, and Media & Entertainment Industries. Mr. Louie graduated with magna cum laude from the University of California - Riverside.

Connect with Sam:

Let's Get Connected!

We welcome any questions you may have on our transaction experience or services provided. Please send us a note and we'll get back with you shortly.