Preferred Energy Capital Provider for 25 Years

Since inception in 1995, we have successfully raised eight Energy Spectrum Partners funds (“ESP Funds”) with over $4.5 billion of equity capital commitments, with a diverse limited partner universe including private and public pension funds, insurance companies, university endowments, foundations and family offices. In April 2020, Energy Spectrum closed its eighth energy infrastructure venture capital fund (“ESP VIII”), amounting to $969 million, which the firm is currently investing. We are committed to providing capital and advice to our portfolio teams and outstanding equity returns to our institutional investors.

Lower Middle-Market Investment Strategy

Energy Spectrum manages funds that follow a venture capital strategy and make direct investments in lower-middle-market companies that acquire, develop and operate North American energy infrastructure assets. Energy Spectrum assists management teams in starting and building growth-oriented companies, specifically focused on companies that can grow through basic “buy-and-build” strategies, or greenfield development opportunities. The ESP Funds seek “throughput” assets, such as crude oil and natural gas gathering and transportation, processing and treating facilities, storage facilities and other infrastructure assets. Energy Spectrum’s target equity investment is between $50 million and $200 million. To date, the ESP Funds have invested in more than 65 portfolio companies.

Partnering with Premier Management Teams

Energy Spectrum is uniquely positioned as a partner of choice for management teams seeking to build energy companies and create equity value. Energy Spectrum looks for management teams that possess the following:

  • Entrepreneurial, experienced and well connected in the marketplace
  • Deep knowledge of industry dynamics and specific geographic areas or assets
  • Demonstrated ability to originate deal flow, evaluate opportunities and risk profiles and execute on development and acquisition strategies
  • Seek to build a middle-market company intending to exit in three to seven years
  • Willingness to invest a meaningful amount of their net worth, while participating in potentially lucrative performance-based incentive compensation
  • Devise a compelling investment thesis with strategies for building value throughout the energy cycles and
  • Seek a proactive, value-adding business partner – not just a financing source


“Frontier is proud to continue its legacy business by partnering for the fourth time with Energy Spectrum Capital to continue our strong 15-year relationship. Energy Spectrum Capital has been a great partner offering unwavering support and deep experience that has been beneficial to our management teams year after year. We look forward to expanding on the momentum achieved with the recent Alpha Crude Connector project to build assets that can benefit our producers and partners.”

President and CEO

Frontier Midstream Solutions IV,
an Energy Spectrum portfolio company¹

  1. The endorsements of any current or past portfolio company executives are provided as illustrative examples and are aimed at prospective portfolio companies and not intended to solicit investors. Energy Spectrum has not provided cash or other type of compensation in exchange for receiving these endorsements. Energy Spectrum does not believe there are typically any material conflicts associated with such endorsements. For additional information regarding conflicts of interest, please click on Terms of Service and Disclosures.