SK Capital names chief investment officer

The chemicals and health care specialist has promoted former Goldman Sachs managing director Clark Winter to develop the firm’s investment strategy. SK Capital, an affiliate of merchant bank The Valence Group, has announced one buyout to date.

US private equity firm SK Capital Partners has promoted global investment strategist Clark Winter to the position of chief investment officer.

Winter, former director of portfolio strategy for Goldman Sachs, will help develop investment strategies for the healthcare and specialty chemicals-focused firm. Winter will work on fresh deal opportunities and expanding relationships with global investors.

Prior to his stint at Goldman, Winter served as chief global investment strategist for Citigroup Global Wealth

Clark Winter

Management.  He also is chairman emeritus of the Mexican Culture Institute and is a member of the Belter Center International Council of the Kennedy School

of Government at Harvard University.

Earlier this year, SK Capital purchased Kentucky-based Aristech Acrylics, a supplier of acrylic sheets and solid surface products used in a variety of industries, from Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi for an undisclosed amount.

Led by managing directors Barry Siadat and Jamshid Keynejad, New York-based SK Capital is an affiliate of The Valence Group, a merchant bank launched last year that focuses on specialty chemicals, materials and related businesses.