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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 makes direct investments and co-investments. 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 makes investments between $7.58 million and $36.12 million. The firm makes investments for a peri...

Centennial Place East

3110-520 3rd Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2P 0R3


Founded in 2000





Key Executives for KERN Partners

Co-Founder, Senior Strategy Advisor, and Member of Independent Advisory Board
Age: 59
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Age: 58
Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel
Vice President, Administrative Operations
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.

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