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Kepis & Pobe

Leading the energy transition to a lower-carbon world

 

Kepis & Pobe is a Canadian based private investment platform focusing on the  energy sector both as an investor and an advisor. The principals of Kepis & Pobe have financed and acted as executive management/directors for multiple public companies and start-ups. The firm leverages its global network to incubate early stage companies with exceptional prospectivity.  Kepis & Pobe is an elite group of principals that have been instrumental in building businesses on the cutting edge of the energy transition.

Kepis & Pobe is a Canadian based private investment platform focusing on the energy sector both as an investor and an advisor. The principals of Kepis & Pobe have financed and acted as executive management/directors for multiple public companies and start-ups. The firm leverages its global network to incubate early stage companies with exceptional prospectivity.  Kepis & Pobe is an elite group of principals that have been instrumental in building businesses on the cutting edge of the energy transition. 

About Us

Kepis & Pobe was founded in 2001 to pursue building energy & technology businesses globally. Building on a number of successes, the firm has grown and refined a disciplined investment process that is international in scope and visionary in mandate. 

 

Kepis & Pobe pairs opportunities with management talent and capital.  The firm thrives on a strong geopolitical network and tested search process, arriving in regions of interest in advance of conventional players.  The relationships and knowledge the firm develops in the process provide the foundation for uncommon risk-reward opportunities and returns.

 

Kepis & Pobe compliments its investment business by providing advisory services where we leverage our commercial acumen and relationships to help our clients to create bid tension and negotiate transformational transactions.

Our Mission Statement

Build enduring relationships with investment partners and advisors

Understand and act on emerging macroeconomic and political trends on a global scale

Support the economy and lives of people local to our projects

Deliver exceptional investment returns

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Kepis & Pobe places great emphasis on how environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) issues impact its business, its stakeholders and the communities in which they operate, and the world at large.

Investment Approach

Investment

Approach

Kepis & Pobe targets investments on the leading edge of technology. Kepis & Pobe's investments respond to emerging global political and economic trends such as changes in resource supply and demand, regional stabilization, energy security dynamics, transportation developments and disruptive technologies.

 

The Kepis & Pobe team leverages its global network to execute on these opportunities. We promote the responsible development of renewable resources while pursuing sustainable and profitable growth through risk-balanced exploration, cost-efficient development, and high margin production.

Our Investment Areas:

  • Renewable Energy & Energy Transition

  • Energy Storage

  • Oil  & Gas

Our Investment Process:

  • Build unique relationships in key areas globally

  • Identify and acquire promising assets in regions of emerging interest

  • Educate the marketplace to attract management talent and capital

  • Incubate a company with the asset, management and capital

  • Guide the investment to maturity and success over time

  • Instilling and enforcing ESG values throughout the company lifecycle

A Message from Our Founder

Dear valued partners and advisors,

 

I am honored to connect with you as the founder and managing partner of Kepis & Pobe Financial Group. With over 25 years of experience, I have invested in and provided executive management to multiple international projects, gaining a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities of global markets.

 

At Kepis & Pobe, we believe that building enduring relationships with our investment partners and advisors is key to achieving our mission. I have been fortunate to work with exceptional partners throughout my career, including serving as the former deputy chairman of the board of InterOil Corporation and co-founding Nations Energy Ltd. in Kazakhstan and Bankers Petroleum Ltd. in Albania. These experiences have taught me the importance of trust and mutual respect in building lasting relationships, and I am committed to upholding these values at Kepis & Pobe.

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FORD NICHOLSON 
Managing Partner

We recognize the impact of macroeconomic and political trends on our investments and operate with a proactive approach to adapt to the changing global environment. As a member of the President's council of the International Crisis Group, I understand the importance of staying informed and taking action on emerging trends to minimize risks and maximize opportunities. This expertise and commitment are reflected in our investment strategies, allowing us to deliver exceptional returns for our clients.

 

At Kepis & Pobe, we are also passionate about supporting the economy and lives of people local to our projects. We understand the importance of investing in local communities to create lasting benefits for everyone involved. I am proud of our work in this area, including our support for EverGen Infrastructure Corp and Satisfai Health, both of which are making a positive impact in their local communities.

 

In conclusion, I want to express my gratitude to all of our team, partners and advisors for their continued support and dedication to our mission. I am proud of what we have accomplished together and look forward to building on our relationships to achieve even greater success in the future.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ford Nicholson

Managing Partner and Founder

Kepis & Pobe Financial Group

Advisory Services

Kepis & Pobe specializes in bespoke advisory services. We achieve success through a consistent, carefully managed, and transparent process combined with our extensive network of high-level contacts with large energy players, infrastructure investors, sovereign wealth funds, and private equity sponsors. 

Managing the divesture process to ensure maximum value takes experience and the ability to understand the many nuances of the negotiation and bidding process. This is where Kepis & Pobe excels. We welcome referrals and contact by prospective clients. We would be pleased to show you how we can help you achieve the best possible outcome through the transaction process.

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