Profile | Our Mission

Cadent Energy Partners is a private equity firm that invests in small to medium-sized companies in the energy industry. Cadent provides expansion capital to firms who want to accelerate growth and build exceptional shareholder value in partnership with an experienced energy investor.

Cadent focuses exclusively on the energy industry. Given the complexity of the sector, we believe this high degree of specialization, together with our extensive industry network provides us with a competitive advantage in sourcing and evaluating potential investments, executing acquisitions or exit transactions, and adding tangible value to our portfolio companies.

The Cadent principals form a highly focused team, with expertise in operations, corporate finance and in the relevant technical aspects of the energy industry. Over the course of their careers, the Cadent principals have invested over $890 million in privately negotiated transactions across a broad range of energy sub-sectors. The team is distinguished by a proven track record of success in creating value through its energy investments.

We generally commit between $25 million and $50 million per investment, or more in syndication with investment partners. The companies we invest in typically have a successful financial history, with annual revenues from $10 million to $100 million and positive EBITDA. Occasionally we may sponsor a proven management team in a de novo company. We provide capital to fund development of new product lines, acquisitions, geographical expansion and/or to provide partial liquidity to existing shareholders.

Cadent works closely with the management teams of its portfolio companies to assist them in creating long-term value for investors and management shareholders. Involvement with our portfolio companies is normally via the board of directors and oversight consulting, while the day-to-day management of the business remains in the hands of management.

Cadent has offices in Stamford, CT and Houston, TX and focuses primarily on North American opportunities.