Lime Rock Names Kris Agarwal General Counsel


WESTPORT, Conn., January 5, 2011 — Lime Rock, a private equity firm focused on the global energy sector, today announces the naming of Kris Agarwal as General Counsel of the firm.  Mr. Agarwal joined Lime Rock as its Assistant General Counsel in 2008.   Mr. Agarwal now has senior responsibility for the legal aspects of Lime Rock’s global fund management, portfolio company negotiation and structuring, and regulatory compliance efforts.

Mark McCall, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Lime Rock, said, “In two short years, Kris has helped make Lime Rock a better investor by bringing his long experience and acute legal insights into every aspect of our business.  We are looking forward to Kris’s expanded efforts and accomplishments in the years to come as our new General Counsel.”  John Reynolds, Managing Director and co-founder of Lime Rock added, “As our business grows globally, the legal complexity of dealing with new kinds of portfolio company structures, international legal systems, and government bodies has grown exponentially. Kris has excelled at allowing us to manage this complexity successfully and find the best opportunities for our investors.”

Before joining Lime Rock in 2008, Mr. Agarwal worked at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom LLP where he focused on corporate and transactional matters, including cross-border transactions and representation of private equity firms and public companies in connection with public and private acquisitions, divestitures, and investment transactions.  He is a graduate of Texas A&M University (B.B.A, MBA) and Southern Methodist University (J.D.).

Established in 1998, Lime Rock manages $3.9 billion of private capital for investment in the energy industry through Lime Rock Partners, investors of growth capital in energy companies worldwide, and Lime Rock Resources, acquirers and operators of oil and gas properties in the United States.   With $3.0 billion under management, Lime Rock Partners is a creative, value-adding, and long-term investor of growth capital in exploration and production, energy service, and oil service technology companies worldwide.  From locations in Aberdeen, Scotland; Dubai, UAE: Houston, Texas; and Westport, Connecticut, the Lime Rock Partners team brings together a global network of relationships, deep interdisciplinary expertise in finance and energy company operations, and a strong track record of value creation.  For more information, please see


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