Investment Summary

KKR Invests In SK E&S

On November 5, 2021, private equity firm KKR & Co. L.P. invested in oil/gas exploration company SK E&S Co., Ltd.

Investment Highlights
  • This is KKR’s 7th transaction in the Oil/Gas Exploration sector.
  • This is KKR’s 6th transaction in South Korea.

Investment Summary

Date 2021-11-05
Target SK E&S Co., Ltd.
Sector Oil/Gas Exploration
Investor(s) KKR & Co. L.P.
Deal Type Stake Purchase


SK E&S Co., Ltd.

Seoul,, South Korea
SK E&S is a member of the SK Group, that engages in a range of businesses, including upstream such as overseas gas field development and downstream such as power generation, district energy, and city gas distribution. The company has been operating a city gas business which distributes natural gas to customers in cities and rural areas across eight regions in South Korea. It is developing 2.5GW worth of renewable energy assets, and is expanding its portfolio via large-scale investments in companies including Plug Power, Key Capture Energy and Rev Renewables. SK E&S was formed in 1999 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

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KKR & Co. L.P.

New York, New York, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1976
Type Sector Agnostic
KKR's office in Menlo Park, California.
KKR's office in Menlo Park, California.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP (KKR) is a global investment firm founded by Jerome Kohlberg, Henry Kravis, and George Roberts. The Firm is separated into three business segments which include private markets, public markets, and capital markets and principal activities. KKR's private equity practice invests in management buyouts, take privates, corporate divestitures, industry consolidations, and partnerships with family-owned companies. KKR will consider investments in a broad range of industries located in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. Sectors of interest include chemicals, consumer products, energy and natural resources, financial services, healthcare, industrial, media/communications, retail, and technology. In addition to its traditional principal investment activity business, KKR also invests in infrastructure assets. KKR was formed in 1976, is based in New York City, and has offices throughout the globe.

Overall 383 of 398
Sector (Oil/Gas Exploration) 7 of 7
Type (Stake Purchase) 56 of 57
Country (South Korea) 6 of 6
Year (2021) 28 of 34
2021-11-03 Bettcher Industries, Inc.

Birmingham, Ohio, United States

Bettcher Industries is a developer and manufacturer of innovative equipment in the food processing and medical device industries. The Bettcher portfolio includes the following: Bettcher, a designer, and manufacturer of handheld trimmers, tools, and cutting consumables for all protein applications; Cantrell-Gainco, a manufacturer of processing equipment and yield enhancement and yield tracking systems for various protein operations; ICB Greenline, an aftermarket replacement parts and services company focused on poultry processing; and, Exsurco Medical, a leading-edge medical device company that provides innovative products and services to transform surgical grafting, debridement, and recovery outcomes for patients with burn and trauma wounds. Bettcher Industries was founded in 1944 and is based in Birmingham, Ohio.

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2021-11-08 Central Tank Terminal Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, Japan

CTT is a chemical storage tank operator, offering over 300,000 cubic meters of storage capacity across seven terminals located near key ports and strategic hubs around Tokyo Bay, Osaka Bay, Nagoya, and Kitakyushu. CTT provides tank storage and auxiliary services to more than 80 blue-chip customers, including major chemical manufacturers. CTT was founded in 1966 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

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