KW International to Acquire Advance Fabrication & Measurement LLC.

HOUSTON (December 16, 2014) – KW International, LLC (KWI), an OFS Energy Fund portfolio company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Advance Fabrication & Measurement LLC (AFM). The partnership with AFM diversifies KWI’s product offering, expands its customer base and provides an additional manufacturing facility in Midland, TX. AFM, founded in 2008, is a…

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Hastings Equity Partners Announces Investment in WadeCo Specialties, LLC

Hastings Equity Partners LLC is pleased to announce its second Fund III investment in WadeCo Specialties, LLC (WadeCo). WadeCo formulates, blends and distributes chemicals to oil and gas production companies to support drilling and production activities throughout the Permian Basin. Headquartered in Midland, Texas, WadeCo was founded in January of 2005 by Wade Havens, a…

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Donovan Ventures Forms TopRun, LLC

TopRun was formed in December 2013 by a group of energy industry veterans with a focus on providing specialized onshore casing running services. By leveraging the industry’s latest casing running technology, TopRun is able to reduce manpower inefficiencies while providing superior casing services and safety improvements. TopRun believes the traditional casing process neglects the project…

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EnerSafe, LLC Announces Recapitalization and Merger with TC Companies

Indianapolis, IN – Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (“HKW”) announced today the recapitalization of TC Companies (“TC”) (August 2013) and EnerSafe, LLC (“EnerSafe”) (November 2013). On November 4, 2013, EnerSafe merged with TC, creating one of the largest energy safety providers in the United States with over 400 experienced safety professionals. EnerSafe, headquartered in Houston,…

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Krewe Energy Completes Acquisition of Assets of S2 Energy, LLC

COVINGTON, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Krewe Energy, LLC, (“Krewe Energy” or the “Company”) a privately held oil and gas company based in Covington, Louisiana, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets of S2 Energy, LLC. The acquired assets are all located in South Louisiana and consist of 51 wells and associated production…

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Post Oak commits $40 million to Core Minerals

Houston-based Post Oak Energy Capital LP has committed $40 million in equity capital to fund corporate growth and acquisitions at Core Minerals Management II LP. Post Oak funded $10 million to the Evansville, Ind.-based company during a November closing, and the remaining $30 million will be available to support future work. Clint Wetmore, a Post…

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The Carlyle Group Makes Inaugural Energy Mezzanine Investments

New York, NY – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group today announced that its newly-formed energy mezzanine business has closed its first two investments, deploying $40.5 million of mezzanine capital into Core Minerals ($20 million) and Black Raven Energy ($20.5 million), both energy exploration and production companies. Core and Black Raven will use this…

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TPH Partners Announces Investment in Clearfork Resources, LLC

Glenn W. Reed, P.E., Jarvis (Jay) Moore, P.G. and TPH Partners, L.P. announced today that they have jointly formed Clearfork Resources, LLC (Clearfork), an independent oil and natural gas company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Clearfork acquires and develops both conventional and unconventional reservoirs, primarily in Texas. With the formation of Clearfork, the company completed…

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Highland Oil & Gas, LLC Receives $100 Million Equity Commitment

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Highland Oil & Gas, LLC (“Highland”), an independent natural gas company headquartered in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, is pleased to announce the company has received up to $100 million in equity commitments from Kayne Anderson Energy Funds (“Kayne Anderson”), management and others. Highland was formed in October 2007 by S. Michael “Mike” Oxley and Elwin…

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