KDSA is an investment partnership focused on founder-led and family-owned businesses in the food & beverage industry.

Co-Founders David Knopf and Andrew Souza created KDSA to acquire and grow businesses with long-term capital by leveraging their deep operational and investing experience, industry relationships and network of experienced operating partners.

Our Team

David Knopf

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Andrew Souza

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Prior to co-founding KDSA, David was the CEO of LIVEKINDLY Collective, a private plant-based food company. David helped raise over $500mm in capital (led by TPG Capital), completed 6 acquisitions and successfully initiated and executed a transformational turnaround of the business. Before that, David spent 7 years at 3G Capital where he was a Partner. He worked on several large M&A transactions including the formation of Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR) and the merger of Kraft Foods and Heinz (NASDAQ: KHC), and he also helped raise capital for the firm. David went in-house at KHC following the transaction, where he served as the Global CFO from 2017-2019 and, prior to that, the Head of the billion-dollar Planters Snack Nuts business. David began his career working at Goldman Sachs in the Consumer/Retail Investment Banking Group. David is a graduate of Princeton University (Summa Cum Laude).

Prior to co-founding KDSA, Andrew spent 7 years at LFG (Lowy Family Group), where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager, responsible for sourcing, executing, and managing a concentrated investment portfolio backed by permanent capital from the Lowy Family, the founders of Westfield Malls which was sold to Unibail Rodamco (URW.PA) for ~$23bn. Andrew led LFG’s investing efforts across a wide array of sectors including alcoholic beverages, home improvement retail, consumer products, live entertainment, and leisure. Prior to LFG, Andrew spent 6 years at Omega Advisors, Leon Cooperman’s multi billion-dollar hedge fund, where he originated and executed investments across the capital structure. Andrew spent the first 5 years of his career at Goldman Sachs, working in their Credit and Consumer/Retail Investment Banking Groups. Andrew is a graduate of Skidmore College where he was a member of the men’s soccer team.

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KDSA Investment Partners

666 Third Avenue,
New York, NY 10017

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