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SK Capital expands investment team

SK Capital Partners, a private investment firm focused on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, has added several new investment professionals, including Jonathan Borell (Managing Director), Shawn Abrams (Operating Director), Dan Lory (Vice President), and Blake Shapskinsky (Associate). 

Led by SK Managing Director Mario Toukan in partnership with Jonathan Borell, this newly assembled team will pursue the same sector-focused, operationally-intensive investment strategy that SK Capital is currently executing and will bring the global resources and deep industry expertise of SK Capital to lower middle market businesses. 
 
“The lower middle market represents a large universe of opportunities for transformational investing and should enable us to capitalise on the firm’s presence in our focused sectors,” says Barry Siadat, a co-founder and Managing Director of SK Capital.
 
Borell was most recently a Managing Director at Sun Capital Partners, where he spent 13 years leading investment sourcing and execution across a variety of industries, including chemicals and healthcare.  Prior to Sun Capital, Borell was with Raymond James & Associates and is a graduate of Duke University.
 
Abrams has more than 30 years of experience in the global chemicals and materials industries. He was most recently an Operating Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners where he spent three years managing several portfolio companies. Prior to Arsenal, Abrams served as a senior executive at WR Grace and Evonik Industries. Abrams is a graduate of Lehigh University with an MBA from Thunderbird School of Management.
 
Lory was most recently a Vice President at KeyBanc Capital Markets, where he spent eight years in the chemicals and materials practice. Prior to KeyBanc, Lory started his career with FTI Consulting and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
 
Shapskinsky was most recently an Associate at Tailwind Capital Partners, where he spent two years evaluating new opportunities and managing investments in the healthcare, business services, and industrial services sectors. Prior to Tailwind Capital, Shapskinsky was an analyst in the chemicals group at Deutsche Bank and is a graduate of Middlebury College.
 
“These new investment professionals, who will be based in SK Capital’s New York office, represent outstanding talent with an extensive history of working together over the past decade and over 75 years of sector experience and relationships,” says Toukan.

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