Formed in 1982, EIG Global Energy Partners is a leading provider of institutional capital to the energy sector globally. A niche investor, EIG has partnered with over 315 energy companies in 36 countries around the world since inception. The firm's global platform supports seven offices on five continents. EIG seeks exceptional management teams and investment opportunities around the globe and across the full spectrum of the energy value chain. The firm believes there are current sector trends in the energy markets that will require massive amounts of capital to be deployed in the sector over the next 15-20 years.
EIG is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in Houston, London, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong and Seoul. The firm is led by its partners, R. Blair Thomas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, William C. Sonneborn, President, and Randall S. Wade, Chief Operating Officer.
Energy Series – EIG's energy strategies focus on providing hybrid debt and structured equity financing solutions to energy projects and companies on a global basis. The strategies target directly negotiated private transactions with mid- and large-cap energy companies and projects with an emphasis on transactions underpinned by hard assets, such as proven oil and gas reserves, pipelines, gathering systems, processing facilities, liquefied natural gas terminals, power plants, alternative energy and similar opportunities.
Credit / Direct Lending – Since 2001, EIG's credit / direct lending strategies have targeted higher credit quality project finance instruments. These strategies provide senior and high yield loans to energy and infrastructure projects and companies on a global basis. EIG believes that an ability to make senior, longer duration investments provides a competitive advantage, given that many energy and infrastructure assets have long useful lives and often are supported by stable, contracted cash flows
Harbour Energy Ltd. – EIG and The Noble Group (“Noble”), have joined together to form a new company, Harbour Energy, Ltd. (“Harbour”), which focuses on making control and near control investments in upstream and midstream companies, primarily outside of the United States. Harbour operates at the confluence of three major trends in the global energy industry – new sources of supply, changing trade patterns and changes in the commodity trading industry causing traditional financial intermediaries to exit and independent physical energy trading houses to gain in importance. Harbour is entirely managed by EIG but benefits from Noble’s industry leading expertise in energy trading, logistics and risk management.