Exploration & Production.
How can you optimize your wells without draining your pocket? Are you capable of delivering the greatest possible ROI with the lowest possible risk and operational costs? Allow us to help fund and assist your Exploration and Production.

One third of our energy portfolio is upstream investments, and we have the capacity and appetite to invest in all levels of the capital structure with no fund holding requirements.

Based in Dallas, Texas, our Energy Finance team includes:
We work directly with management teams and executives to tailor financing solutions for their companies, which span from small mom-and-pop establishments to large A-rated utilities.
Typical size
  • Senior Debt: $10 - $400 million
  • Mezzanine Debt: $10 - $50 million
  • Equity: $10 - $50 million
Scale and commitment
  • 13 experienced investment professionals
  • Average tenure of investment staff is 15 years
  • Committed capital through all market cycles
  • Debt and equity appetite in excess of $1 billion, annually
Structural characteristics
  • Investment grade and below investment grade debt; typically, fixed-rate, long-term senior notes, and floating-rate financings
  • Secured or unsecured financing ability
  • Tenor beyond traditional bank market capacity
  • Junior capital: second lien, mezzanine, and non-control equity investment capacity
  • Energy infrastructure, project finance, joint venture, financing, and equity participation capabilities
Issuer benefits
  • Single-source financing relationship, which allows for post-closing continuity
  • Can receive both debt and equity capital in the same transaction
  • Broad investment interest allows participation in project, joint venture and structured financings
  • Can receive financing on either an asset- or cashflow basis
  • Long-term investment horizons
Our Two Cents
Learn more about upstream financing and how we stand out as a preferred capital provider in the energy industry.
Helping you weather
the storms.

“More than anything else, we want to be a trusted advisor, so borrowers can pick up the phone when things don’t go as planned, get our opinion, and learn how to tactically solve whatever stands in their way.”

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