Preferred Midstream 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 midstream 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 midstream energy assets. Energy Spectrum assists management teams in starting and building solid 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 60 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 prosperous 15-year relationship. Energy Spectrum Capital has been an outstanding partner offering unwavering support and deep experience that has led to successful ventures year after year. We look forward to expanding on the momentum achieved with the recent Alpha Crude Connector project to build assets that will result in continued success for our producers and partners.”

President and CEO

Frontier Midstream Solutions IV