Kestrel Capital’s values are founded in honesty, pragmatism, and fairness. Kestrel Capital puts the needs of its clients first. We do what we say we will do; deliver innovative, creative investment capital solutions to meet the goals and ensure success. We seek opportunities to invest in businesses in which Kestrel, our investors, owners and managers add value to these businesses through long term growth.
Kestrel Capital’s founder and CEO William Oehmig began his career in Houston in 1974 at Texas Commerce Bank. He brings over 40 years of experience in finance, including banking, mergers and acquisitions, to the firm. After a fast tract career as an international banking officer at Texas Commerce Bank, Mr. Oehmig opened a family office for one of his clients to invest in and manage companies he would acquire on their behalf. In 1984, Mr. Oehmig became a partner at Sterling Group in Houston, Texas. During his thirty plus years at Sterling, Sterling and its portfolio companies made over 140 acquisitions totaling over $8 Billion. He currently serves on the board of North American Energy Partners (NOA) and chairs their Risk Committee. Billy previously served as Chairman of the Board of NOA, Royster-Clark, Sterling Diagnostic Imagining, Purina Mills and Exopack and as a Director of Airtron, Inc., Reeves Carlberg, Panolam Industries and Propex. Billy also served on the Board, and as Chairman of the Board of the Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He presently serves on the Board of Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, and the Board of Visitors at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in economics from Transylvania University and a Master of Business Administration from Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.