Rick Grafton and Geeta Sankappanavar founded Grafton Asset Management in 2010 to bridge international capital with the Canadian oil & gas industry.
Since then, we have deployed over C$1 billion of capital through our various investment vehicles and business platforms.
We defied consensus by compiling a complete in-house operating oil and gas team as opposed to the traditional portfolio company structure. Our technical team members, who have on average >25 years of experience, enable us to be value-added partners in non-operated joint ventures and leading-edge developers on our operated investments. Our oil & gas team is fully integrated with our investment team, creating uncommon collaborations that facilitate immediate transfer of intellectual capital and institutional knowledge between investments.
Grafton’s vision extends beyond just oil & gas. We look for opportunities in and around several asset-intensive industries where our team has significant experience and a network of long standing relationships. We have the ability to enter these opportunities in different ways: acquisitions, new company creation, joint ventures, asset investments, and lending origination partnerships.
ESG is a priority at Grafton, and is fully integrated into how we acquire and operate our businesses to create value.
Grafton approaches every decision with a sense of responsibility, both to our investors and to the communities we operate in. From day-to-day operations, through hiring decisions, to our entire strategic direction. We are a signatory on the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Investment as a part of an international network of investors who are advancing the cause of responsible investing.