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Kenda Capital: the independently owned manager of the Shell Technology Ventures Fund 1 B.V.

Tendeka combines digital monitoring solutions provider, Sensornet, swellable elastomers experts, Swellfix and wireless well communication and downhole instrumentation specialists, Well Technology.  Together they design, produce, assemble and sell innovative, high quality completions solutions to help operators meet their production goals, by maximizing recovery efficiency and prolonging asset life and in total employ approximately 100 people.

Kenda Capital is the independently owned manager of the Shell Technology Ventures Fund 1 B.V. (“the Fund”) and is based in The Netherlands.  The Fund is a unique, large scale investment fund focused on reducing the cost of energy by accelerating the development and deployment of new technologies.  Kenda and the Fund possess solid energy sector expertise, fostered through a unique technology relationship with the Shell Group.  The Fund’s primary focus is on the upstream oil and gas sector but also selectively invests in downstream oil and gas, renewable energy and by-product recycling technologies. 

Simmons & Company International Limited served as exclusive financial advisor to Shell Technology Ventures Fund 1 B.V in combining three of Kenda Capital’s portfolio companies to create Tendeka.

Simmons & Company International Limited* is part of the Simmons and Company International group of companies (Simmons & Company). Simmons & Company is a leading investment bank for the energy industry with 5 offices and approximately 160 employees.  The firm’s corporate finance group specializes in advisory services for mergers & acquisitions and raising debt and equity capital.  Simmons & Company covers the entire spectrum of the energy industry and its clients range from small private companies to large public entities.  In 2008, Simmons & Company completed 39 M&A transactions and 8 public equity offerings.

Aberdeen Contact Information

Houston Contact Information

Colin Welsh
Chief Executive Officer

Mike Frazier
Chief Executive Officer

Craig Lyon
Chief Operating Officer

Mike Beveridge
Managing Director

Fred Charlton
Managing Director

Andrew Schroeder
Managing Director

Eddie Leigh
Managing Director

Nick Dalgarno

Matt Pilon
Managing Director

Paul Steier

Simmons House
22 Waverley Place
Aberdeen AB10 1XP

011 44 1224 202300

700 Louisiana Street

Suite 1900

Houston, Texas 77002

713 236 9999

*Simmons & Company International is a member of FINRA/SIPC.  Simmons & Company International Limited (Reg. No. SC190220), with offices in Aberdeen, is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority to undertake designated investment business in the United Kingdom; and Simmons & Company International Capital Markets Limited (Reg. No. 5925082), London, is a limited company authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

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