Natural Gas Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Natural Gas Partners has invested in 1 company.

Natural Gas Partners’ most common sectors for investment are oil/gas exploration (62%) and energy services and equipment (36%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (52%) and growth capital (39%). In total, Natural Gas Partners has invested in 6 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Samson Investment for $7.2B.

In the last 3 years, Natural Gas Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (55%). Natural Gas Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold TEAK Midstream for $1.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity42
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 7

Natural Gas Partners

5221 N. O'Connor Blvd. , Suite 1100,
Irving, Texas 75039
United States
(972) 432-1440
www.naturalgaspartners.com
inquiries@ngptrs.com

Natural Gas Partners is a specialist private equity firm focused on investments in the energy industry. The Firm looks for opportunities in oil and gas production, as well as midstream and oilfield service companies. Natural Gas Partners will also consider start-up company investments. The Firm's investments range from $10 to $500 million. Natural Gas Partners is an affiliate of energy investment firm NGP Energy Capital Management. The Group was formed in 1988 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas with additional offices in Houston; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Stamford, Connecticut; and London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Energy Services and Equipment, Oil/Gas Exploration

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Special Situations/Distressed

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 500
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 27 3 - 1 - - 31
vol $7.7B $150M $7.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 10 - 1 - - - 11
vol $1.9B $649M $2.6B
  42

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mettle Midstream Partners LLC 2018-03-05 - Growth Capital
Dallas, Texas · www.mettlemidstream.com
Fifth Creek Energy Company LLC 2017-12-05 649M USD Merger
Greenwood Village, Colorado · www.fifthcreekenergy.com
Colgate Energy LLC 2016-02-25 - Growth Capital
, United States
The Black Mountain Companies 2016-02-10 150M USD Growth Capital
Fort Worth, Texas · www.blackmtn.com
PCORE Exploration & Production II LLC 2016-02-01 - Growth Capital
Dallas, Texas · www.pcoreep.com
Juniper Resources LLC 2015-10-26 - Growth Capital
Dallas, Texas
Wild Wind Petroleum, Inc. 2015-10-07 - Growth Capital
Calgary, Alberta · www.wildwindpetroleum.com
Samson Investment Co. 2015-09-17 - Bankruptcy
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.samson.com
Luxe Energy LLC 2015-05-04 - Growth Capital
Austin, Texas · www.luxeenergy.com
Kinetics Energy Services LLC 2015-03-31 - Growth Capital
Houston, Texas · www.kineticsenergy.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Chrysaor Holdings Ltd. 2007-11-02 ConocoPhillips UK - UK Oil & Gas Business 2019-09-30 2
London, United Kingdom · www.chrysaor.com London, United Kingdom
Chrysaor Holdings Ltd. 2007-11-02 Royal Dutch Shell - UK North Sea Assets 2017-01-31 1
London, United Kingdom · www.chrysaor.com , United Kingdom

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 11 (61%) 604M (100%) 19 (61%) 7.8B (100%)
Energy Services and Equipment 6 (33%) - 11 (35%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 18 $604M 31 $7.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (72%) 150M (25%) 25 (81%) 7.4B (94%)
  Texas 8 (44%) 150M (25%) 16 (52%) 150M (2%)
  Colorado 1 (6%) - 3 (10%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) 7.2B (92%)
  California 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (3%) -
Canada 4 (22%) 300M (50%) 4 (13%) 300M (4%)
  Alberta 4 (22%) 300M (50%) 4 (13%) 300M (4%)
United Kingdom 1 (6%) 154M (25%) 2 (6%) 154M (2%)
Domestic 13 (72%) 150M (25%) 25 (81%) 7.4B (94%)
Cross-border 5 (28%) 454M (75%) 6 (19%) 454M (6%)
Total 18 $604M 31 $7.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (33%) 454M (75%) 16 (52%) 7.7B (98%)
Growth Capital 11 (61%) 150M (25%) 12 (39%) 150M (2%)
Consolidation - - 1 (3%) -
PIPE - - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 18 $604M 31 $7.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 6 (55%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (27%) 1.9B (75%)
Merger 1 (9%) 649M (25%)
Bankruptcy 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $2.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $7.2B
$100M to $1B 3 $604M
TOTAL $7.8B
Largest Samson Investment Co.
$7.2B (2011-11-23)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.6B
TOTAL $2.6B
Largest TEAK Midstream LLC
$1.0B (2013-04-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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