Business strategy.

Our strategy focuses on creating long-term value through disciplined investment, operational excellence, commercial optimisation, and responsible stewardship of vital energy assets around the world.

To underpin this strategy, we invest in commodities with robust long-term demand growth, adopting a disciplined approach to industrial commodities businesses to enhance their long-term value.

We succeed by combining intensive operational optimisation with a comprehensive strategy of risk mitigation. By maintaining and strengthening the market position of the assets we acquire, we maximise returns, seek growth opportunities, and ensure prudent capital allocation.

Disciplined acquisitions to generate long-term value

  • We apply a disciplined approach to investment via in-depth insight and due diligence.

  • We acquire non-strategic industrial businesses from large corporations.

  • We have no fixed exit horizon. We see all of our investments as long-term strategic initiatives.

Optimisation via operational excellence

  • We apply a tailored approach to operating businesses we acquire and continuously optimising them through an ongoing focus on process, efficiency, productivity, logistical capabilities and cost management.

Managing and mitigating risks

  • Our trading teams hedge our exposure against market volatility, and optimise synergies across our portfolio of assets.

  • We minimise short and long-term exposures, using financial derivatives.

  • Our sales and risk teams perform exacting Know Your Customer and assessments and credit due diligence before we conduct business.

  • We manage operational risks through key controls, including regular audits on our processes, risk policies, risk reports, and the appropriate IT systems.

Our compliance team works with the businesses across the Group to understand the regulatory risks in the countries where we operate and to establish best industry practices to manage those risks.

The Klesch Group operates within a structured risk management framework that includes the Klesch Group chairman, business unit boards, the Group Risk Management Committee (an executive management committee chaired by the Chief Risk Officer) and the business units’ risk management teams.