October 25, 2014 12:26 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of KERN Partners

Company Overview

KERN Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in seed/startup, mid venture, early stage, middle market, and emerging companies. The firm seeks to invest in the energy sector resource and infrastructure development companies with a focus on oil and gas exploration and production, oil sands, non-conventional resource plays, energy infrastructure, services and energy technology. It prefers to invest in companies based in Canada and also invests in the United States and international energy sector opportunities. The firm typically, makes investments for a period between five and nine years. KERN Partners was founded in 2000 and is based in Calgary, Canada.

Centennial Place East

3110-520 3rd Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2P 0R3


Founded in 2000





Key Executives for KERN Partners

Age: 59
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Age: 58
Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel
Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

KERN Partners Key Developments

Kern Partners Appoints Pentti Karkkainen to Independent Advisory Board

The board of directors of KERN Partners Ltd. announced that Pentti Karkkainen, Co-Founder and General Partner has assumed a new role within the firm. Pentti is transitioning from his active day to day role to a strategic and capital markets advisory role. In his new position as Co-Founder and Senior Strategy Advisor, Pentti will step down from KERN's internal boards to join the firm's Independent Advisory Board. Pentti will also continue to represent KERN on the board of directors of a number of portfolio companies.

Recent Private Companies Transactions

Private Placement
December 3, 2013
Black Swan Energy Ltd.

Stock Quotes

Market data is delayed at least 15 minutes.

Company Lookup

Most Searched Private Companies

Company Name Geographic Region
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States
NYC2012, Inc. United States
Bertelsmann AG Europe
Rush University United States
Citizens Budget Commission United States

Sponsored Financial Commentaries

Sponsored Links

Report Data Issue

To contact KERN Partners, please visit www.kernpartners.com. Company data is provided by Capital IQ. Please use this form to report any data issues.

Please enter your information in the following field(s):
Update Needed*

All data changes require verification from public sources. Please include the correct value or values and a source where we can verify.

Your requested update has been submitted

Our data partners will research the update request and update the information on this page if necessary. Research and follow-up could take several weeks. If you have questions, you can contact them at bwwebmaster@businessweek.com.