GHK is a privately owned globally focused investment group with its roots in natural gas exploitation. The company has been at the forefront of science and exploration for more than 50 years. GHK maintains a portfolio of technology and innovation related private equity and publicly traded investments, while GHK’s trading division focuses principally upon commodities and precious metals.

Robert A. Hefner III founded the company in 1959 to break away from the family’s long history in the “oil business” by the development of cleaner, more environmentally benign natural gas. In 2012, GHK sold virtually all of its producing properties as part of Cordillera Energy Partners III $2.8 billion sale to Apache Corporation (APA).