Energy Trust Partners (ETP) is a family of energy-focused private equity funds backing management teams in the lower middle market of the upstream oil and gas sector in North America. Founded in 2002, the ETP funds have raised capital commitments in excess of $1.3 billion and invested in 36 portfolio companies with 25 realizations. The General Partner is now investing through its fifth fund, ETP V.
Consistently Investing in the Lower Middle Market
We believe the lower middle market is favored, especially under current market conditions, with less competition and an expanded exit market to larger strategic and financial buyers. ETP’s niche strategy offers executable opportunities to invest with management teams pursuing both “lease and drill” and “acquire and exploit” transactions. The ETP team has a long history investing through multiple industry cycles.
Partner with High Quality Oil and Gas Operators
We internally source the substantial majority of our transactions through an extensive network of industry relationships. ETP is a control investor, with individual portfolio investments typically ranging in size from $25 to $75 million. We seek to leverage our portfolio management teams’ expertise and experience in their locally focused areas of operations.