Upstream

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:
  • 13 investment professionals – focused on midstream & upstream
  • Core energy investment managers average more than 15 years of experience
  • New investment appetite of approximately $1 billion, annually
  • Offer decentralized, streamlined authority to structure and price new financings and modify terms after closing
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.
our people

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.”

CHRIS HALLORAN
Senior VICE PRESIDENT
ENERGY - DIRECT LENDING
Typical size
  • Senior Debt: $10 - $400 million
  • Mezzanine Debt: $10 - $50 million
  • Equity: $10 - $50 million
Scale & 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
Portfolio companies
We have an investment portfolio of $8.1 billion in the oil & gas industry as of 6.30.20.
Meet the team
Matt Douglass, CFA
Executive Managing Director
+1.973.367.8752
Brian Thomas
Managing Director of
Energy Finance - Oil & Gas
+1.214.720.6242
Brittany Braden, CFA
Vice President
+1.214.720.6277
oil & gas
Chris Halloran
Senior Vice President
+1.214.720.6235
direct lending
Callie Hamilton, CFA
Vice President
+1.214.720.6232
oil & gas
Brian Lemons, CFA
Senior Vice President
+1.214.720.6276
oil & gas
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