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About Kulczyk Investments SA
Kulczyk Investments is an international investment company, focused on the creation of deals and investment opportunities in global emerging markets. The company’s chosen strategic industries are energy, mineral resources, infrastructure and real estate. Kulczyk Investments was formed in 2007 on the back of Kulczyk Holding, a group of fast-growing businesses, which, since 1991, has played an active role in the transformation of the Polish economy.
Kulczyk Investments is the only company of Polish origin to act globally. It invested in key sectors for many years, gaining unique experience and knowledge. The company’s founder, Jan Kulczyk, participated in some of the largest deals and shareholding restructurings in Poland as well as instigated major projects of its own.
Kulczyk Investments is headquartered in Luxembourg with offices in London, Kyiv and Dubai. Warsaw, as the headquarters of Kulczyk Holding, continues to be one of its leading operational centres.
Our objective is to generate outstanding returns by adding value to each of the business ventures we undertake.
We focus on global emerging markets with the highest growth potential and are strengthening our international presence in support of this aim. We focus on transactions where we can add value through our local knowledge and relationships, our international expertise in transforming economies and access to our own capital. We are deal-creators able to build lasting relationships and actively participate in the restructuring of companies and assets.
Board of Directors
- Sebastian Kulczyk – Chief Executive Officer
- Mariusz Nowak – Board Member / Chief Financial Officer
- Łukasz Rędziniak - General Counsel / Board Member
- Manoj Narender Madnani – Board Member
- Jan Kulczyk, Ph.D. - Chairman
- Dominika Kulczyk
- Professor Waldemar Frąckowiak
- Karl Schleinzer, Ph.D
- Stefan Krieglstein
- Tomasz Piotr Mikołajczak
Sectors and investments
Mineral resources. Kulczyk Investments has been a long-term investor in mineral resources exploration and production, mainly oil, natural gas, iron ore and coal. A group of companies carries out over 100 projects in 30 countries on 4 continents on the total concession area of 260 thousand square kilometres. The company’s portfolio includes: Neconde Energy Limited, Serinus Energy, Ophir Energy, San Leon Energy, Loon Energy Corporation, Strata Limited and Centar Plc.
Energy. KI has been creating Poland’s first energy group operating internationally. A vertically integrated group of companies operating under a common brand Polenergia in the field of energy generation from conventional and unconventional sources, as well as energy trading and distribution. Polenergia is one of the key assets in the Kulczyk Investments portfolio as an operational centre, know-how base and a platform to carry out innovative energy projects in Poland and the region.
Infrastructure. Kulczyk Investments carries out strategic road infrastructure projects in Poland through its subsidiaries Autostrada Wielkopolska, Autostrada Wielkopolska II. On 1st December 2012, six months earlier than scheduled, the A2 motorway section to the Polish border with German was opened. It has been the largest concession based investment project in Poland carried out in public-private partnership, as well as the largest environmental project. The amount invested to construct both sections of the motorway exceeded PLN 9 billion. Since 2005, Kulczyk Investments is the majority shareholder in PEKAES, a logistics operator listed at the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Real estate. Kulczyk Silverstein Properties, a joint venture with Silverstein Properties, the renowned US developer involved in the World Trade Center revitalization, develops and acquires office, retail and mixed-use properties throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Kulczyk Real Estate Holding grants facility management services within the group as well as to external partners.
Brewing. The Kulczyk group has been present in this sector for nearly 19 years. The investment in Lech Browary Wielkopolski and the effective cooperation with SABMiller resulted in the creation of Kompania Piwowarska, one of the most advanced brewing companies in the world and the largest in Poland, with a current domestic market share of 42.6. In 2009, Kulczyk Investments became one of SABMiller larger shareholders and started a new, global phase of cooperation with this world’s second beer producer. The value of the transaction amounted to USD 1.11 billion.
Chemical Industry. Kulczyk Investments, through its subsidiary KI Chemistry, is a majority shareholder in Ciech SA, Europe’s leading chemical group that counts itself among the 50 largest business organizations in Poland. As the strategic investor in Ciech, Kulczyk Investments assumes the adoption of a long-term restructuring and development plan based on Kulczyk’s own competence, international presence and access to capital essential for further expansion of Ciech. The Kulczyk Group has been present in the chemistry market for a decade. In 2003-2011, Kulczyk Investments, through its subsidiary Kulczyk Holding, was the owner of POCH, a chemical plant located in Gliwice.
- Polenergia SA
- Elektrociepłownia Nowa Sarzyna Sp. z o.o.
- Elektrownia Północ Sp. z o.o.
- Polenergia Dystrybucja Sp. z o.o.
- Polenergia Obrót SA
- Neconde Energy Limited
- Serinus Energy Inc.
- San Leon Energy Plc
- Ophir Energy Plc
- Strata Limited
- Loon Energy Corporation Inc.
- Centar Plc.
- Autostrada Wielkopolska SA
- Autostrada Wielkopolska II SA
- Autostrada Eksploatacja SA
- PEKAES SA
- Kulczyk Silverstein Properties Sarl
- Kulczyk Real Estate Holding Sarl
- Ciech SA
- SABMiller Plc