SK Capital Expands Team

SK Capital Partners has added two new team members with the hirings of Edward Donkor as a Principal and Simon Dowker as Director of Business Development.

Prior to joining SK Capital, Mr. Donkor was a Principal at Pine Brook Partners, where he was active in sourcing and executing a variety of energy related investment opportunities as well as holding active board-level responsibilities for several of Pine Brook’s portfolio companies. Before joining Pine Brook, he was an investment professional at First Reserve and an investment banker in the industrial and services group at Credit Suisse. Mr. Donkor has a BA in economics and computer science from Macalester College.

“We are excited to have Edward join the SK Capital team. He brings highly leverageable experience and relationships, particularly in oilfield and related segments of the chemicals sector,” said Managing Director Jack Norris.

Mr. Dowker was formerly a Managing Director at PJT Partners where he focused on the global chemicals sector.  From 2011 to 2016 he worked at Jefferies where he was the head of European chemicals coverage. Mr. Dowker, who has a degree in chemical engineering from Cambridge, started his career at UBS in London, Johannesburg and Dubai, where he focused on transactions in the chemicals and industrials sectors.

“In this newly created business development role, we believe Simon’s deep industry knowledge and relationships in our target sectors will augment our existing sourcing efforts to generate incremental opportunities in both corporate carveouts and entrepreneurial transitions,” said Managing Director Aaron Davenport.

SK Capital specializes in the specialty materials, chemicals and healthcare sectors and typically invests equity of $100 million to $200 million in each portfolio company. SK Capital’s portfolio companies generate revenues of approximately $6 billion annually and employ approximately 8,700 people. The firm has more than $1.9 billion of assets under management and is based in New York (www.skcapitalpartners.com).

© 2017 Private Equity Professional | October 4, 2017

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