Energy Investing

AEC Partners is a private equity firm making direct equity investments in the energy sector. Our focus, industry relationships, and management expertise enable us to build value for our portfolio companies by enhancing growth, increasing operational efficiencies and pursuing accretive acquisitions.


AEC Partners has almost two decades of energy private equity experience.

We were founded in 2017 by the former energy investment team of Avista Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm with approximately $6 billion under management. Our partners include both former operating executives who have founded, operated and monetized numerous energy companies and investment professionals with extensive experience sourcing, structuring and managing energy investments. We have invested in and operated energy companies for substantially all our careers through multiple commodity cycles and have a strong record of attracting new management teams and investment opportunities through our long-standing relationships.

Leadership team has invested together for over two decades in the energy sector

Six investment professionals, three of whom formerly served as public energy company CEOs

Significant investment from current and former energy company CEOs

Our investment strategy is based on years of experience, discipline and focus.


Over our history, we have maintained an established and consistent investment strategy focused on operational value creation.

We provide equity capital to energy companies led by experienced management teams that have strong growth prospects, sustainable competitive advantages, high quality assets, superior proven technology or exceptional operating capabilities. We make control or influential minority investments of approximately $25 million to $75 million in middle market energy businesses through various transaction structures including growth financings, build-ups, structured investments and leveraged buyouts.

Specialist Investors

AEC Partners believes the best way to capitalize on the current compelling opportunity in the energy industry is through a sector-specific fund. We endeavor to invest in energy businesses that can perform throughout the cycles.

Proactive Approach

Our active involvement leads to value creation, achieved through a blend of financial sophistication, operating perspectives and business management skills.

Specialist Investors

We partner with management teams that have a proven track record in a specific strategy or region. We also insist that management teams invest alongside us, acting as owner-managers in their stewardship of our businesses. Our team maintains significant investment in our funds because we believe strongly in sharing the risks and rewards of our investment strategy with our investors.

We have invested in a diverse range of energy businesses within the E&P, Midstream and Oilfield Services sectors.


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