NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SK Capital Partners, LP, a private investment firm focused on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, today announced it will be expanding its team with the addition of Christopher Fraser as Senior Director.
Chris Fraser has over 40 years of experience in the chemicals sector, with positions of responsibility in operations, sales, marketing, business development and general executive management. Most recently, he served as Chairman and CEO of KMG Chemicals. In that role, he led a broad-based overhaul of the portfolio including numerous strategic acquisitions, integrations, business segment re-positionings and successful exits, creating significant shareholder value. Prior to KMG Chemicals, Chris was the CEO of Chemical Lime Company and OCI Chemical Corporation. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
Mario Toukan, Managing Director at SK Capital commented, “Chris is an exceptional talent who brings the experience and leadership capabilities needed to help drive performance improvement within our portfolio companies. Chris has proven to be a strategic leader with excellent technical expertise and a track record of creating value in businesses.”
“SK Capital’s operational investment focus and collaborative culture creates an ideal destination for industry executives,” said Chris Fraser. “In addition, the firm’s track record in leveraging its expertise in company building aligns well with my experience overseeing and shaping mid-sized businesses into market-leading enterprises.”
Barry Siadat, a Co-Founder and Managing Director of SK Capital, added, “We are delighted to have Chris join the firm. His addition will augment our deep chemicals expertise and further position us to continue our long-term leadership in the industry.”
ABOUT SK CAPITAL
SK Capital is a private investment firm with a disciplined focus on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors. The firm seeks to build strong and growing businesses that create substantial long-term value. SK Capital utilizes its industry, operating and investment experience to identify opportunities to transform businesses into higher performing organizations with improved strategic positioning, growth and profitability as well as lower operating risk. SK Capital’s portfolio of businesses generates revenues in excess of $9.0 billion annually, employs more than 10,000 people globally and operates 86 plants in 24 countries. The firm currently has approximately $4.8 billion of assets under management. For more information, please visit www.skcapitalpartners.com.