Ara Partners’ Affiliate Managers all have extensive investment experience in the energy, industrial and infrastructure sectors. We all believe in the value of facilitating a network of collaboration among dedicated investment managers who share a complementary focus across the energy, industrial and infrastructure sector. In turn, this collaboration provides industry intelligence and insight that spans the full energy, industrial and infrastructure spectrum and generates unique deal flow. Importantly, we all share a common belief that niche strategies focused on the lower middle market will continue to generate alpha.
Bayou City Energy
Bayou City Energy is a private equity firm founded in 2015 to focus on making investments in the North American upstream oil and gas sector. BCE targets privately negotiated investments through two complementary strategies: providing buyout and growth equity capital for operators with current production and exploitable upside, and partnering with operators to provide dedicated drilling capital in off-balance sheet structures.
Cibolo Energy Partners
Cibolo Energy Partners is an energy credit firm primarily focused on senior-secured investments in oil and gas companies. Cibolo primarily targets credit and preferred equity investments in upstream companies seeking balance sheet liquidity, acquisition financing, or development capital. The firm brings an established local presence, deep industry experience, upstream technical insight, and a bottoms up asset focused approach when evaluating opportunities.