Kosmos Energy Ltd. is a Dallas, Texas-based international oil exploration and production company focused on emerging and frontier basins offshore West Africa and South America. The company’s portfolio includes major hydrocarbon discoveries such as the Jubilee Field, the first commercial discovery in Ghana and the second-largest discovery worldwide in 2007, and exploration prospects with significant hydrocarbon potential in several West African and South American countries. The management team is led by CEO Brian Maxted, who demonstrated his ability to execute on this strategy at Triton Energy Ltd., an international exploration and production company that successfully discovered, appraised and sold an oil field offshore Equatorial Guinea. Warburg Pincus led an initial line of equity financing to Kosmos in March 2004 and subsequently led several follow-on financings. In May 2011, Kosmos successfully completed its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: KOS). Following the offering, Warburg Pincus remains the largest shareholder in Kosmos.
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