New York, NY – December 4, 2018 – SK Capital Partners, a private investment firm focused on the specialty material, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors, today announced it will be expanding its senior leadership team with the addition of Mario Toukan as a Managing Director.
Mr. Toukan has over 20 years of mergers and acquisitions experience focused on the chemicals sector, most recently serving as the Global Head of Chemicals and Materials at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Since assuming the leadership role at KeyBanc in 2012, he built one of the strongest M&A advisory practices dedicated to the chemical industry. Leveraging deep sector knowledge, Mr. Toukan established himself as a prominent advisor to CEOs and Boards of Directors on assessing strategic alternatives and executing complex transactions.
“Our team has worked with Mario for many years and we value his insights and experience immensely,” said Barry Siadat, a co-founder and Managing Director of SK Capital. “We have always been committed to having top talent at SK Capital, and we look forward to Mario becoming an integral part of our team.”
Mr. Toukan, who will start at SK Capital in January, stated, “Having spent over two decades in the chemical industry, I have seen firsthand the impact of SK’s differentiated approach and capabilities on building businesses and creating value. The firm’s culture and core values align with my own and I am excited to further build upon their track record of success.”
SK Capital Managing Director Jack Norris commented, “Mario’s exceptional understanding of, and extensive relationships in, the chemical industry will enhance our position as one of the leading investment franchises in our sectors of focus. His addition will broaden our platform and I look forward to having Mario as a partner.”
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. For more information, please visit www.skcapitalpartners.com.