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Q&A: Koch’s David Park Talks Investment in Energy Transformation and Beyond

March 1, 2021

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Energy transformation, computing and connectivity, industrial automation and health care are the four primary focus areas of Koch Strategic Platforms (KSP), a Koch Investments Group subsidiary that is part of Koch Industries. Since launching in November 2020, KSP has invested $1.2 billion across those four areas.

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“Energy transformation is an exciting area and one of the four specific verticals in which we are currently pursuing investments," KSP President David Park told Mergers & Acquisitions in an interview. “The energy transformation space could include investments in fossil fuel value chain transformation, new sources of energy, energy infrastructure and the electrification of transportation.”

KSP is also evaluating opportunities in advanced materials, FinTech and cybersecurity, David said.

“KSP is focusing on proactive investing in growth equity companies where disruptive trends are accelerating and we can add value through Koch’s diverse knowledge and capabilities,” David explained. “We think of Koch as a laboratory—a place for innovation and experimentation—which allows us to bring value beyond just investing when it’s appropriate.”

David also shared his outlook on SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) and evaluating long-term opportunities for Koch.