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NGP Energy Capital Management, LLC

NGP Energy Capital Management, LLC, also known as Natural Gas Partners, is a private equity investment firm that specializes in the natural resources sector. Through the funds its manages, NGP invests in energy companies that are looking for a strategic partner in the financial services industry, are focused on property acquisition, development or energy infrastructure or startups that need capital for growth.

NGP's main office is in Dallas, Texas, with an additional branch in Houston. The firm's team of 29 advisors manages more than $10.3 billion in assets.

NGP Energy Capital Management Background

NGP Energy Capital Management started as Natural Gas Partners, L.P., in 1988. It is now owned by three companies: NGP Management Company, LLC; ECM Capital, LP; and ECMA Holdings LLC. These companies are owned by employees of NGP and other companies. An executive committee consisting of managing partners Tony Weber and Chris Carter, as well as partner Craig Glick and chief financial and administrative officer Jill Lampert manages NGP.

Certain advisors who work at Natural Gas Partners hold advisory certifications. These include chartered financial analysts (CFAs) and certified public accountants (CPAs).

NGP Energy Capital Management Client Types and Minimum Account Sizes

Technically, NGP Energy Capital Management’s clients are its private equity funds. Investors in these funds are “qualified purchasers,” as defined by the Advisers Act of 1940. These include endowments, foundations, pension plans, financial institutions and some high-net-worth individuals and their investment vehicles.

The firm provides minimum investments in its fund offering documents, but it does not have a firm-wide minimum.

Services Offered by NGP Energy Capital Management

As noted earlier, NGP Energy Capital Management manages private equity funds that specialize in the energy sector, providing capital and being an active sponsor to the companies it invests in. It currently manages a family of funds, and according to its website, it has invested in 210 companies in its history.

NGP Energy Capital Management Investing Philosophy

NGP Energy Capital Management says that it seeks “to generate superior returns through investments in high-quality companies in the natural resources sector without having to rely on timing its investments in conjunction with unpredictable commodity prices and capital market cycles.”

Natural Gas Partners invests in oil and natural gas production, acquisition, exploitation, and development drilling companies, midstream and oilfield services companies, energy efficiency, alternative energy, natural gas-gathering and power and processing companies, power technology and other energy-related businesses. It also invests in coastal protection, water resources and services, and food and agriculture sectors. The firm focuses on businesses based in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, but it considers opportunities around the world.

Fees Under NGP Energy Capital Management

Natural Gas Partners provides its management and performance-based fees in the offering documents of its funds. It does not publish them publicly, though.

NGP Energy Capital Management Awards and Recognition

In 2018, D CEO named NGP’s Jill Lampert upstream CFO of the year.

Additionally, NGP’s Chris Carter made it onto Oil and Gas Investor’s annual “30 Under 40” list of rising leaders in 2015.

What to Watch Out For

NGP Energy Capital Management had no legal or regulatory disclosures to report in its most recent SEC filings.

Opening an Account With NGP Energy Capital Management

To contact NGP Energy Capital Management, you can either send an email to inquiries@ngptrs.com or call the firm's Dallas headquarters at (972) 432-1440. The firm's secondary office in Houston can be reached at (713) 579-5700.

All information was accurate as of the writing of this article.

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First, we looked at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the average annual expenditures of seniors. We then applied cost of living data from the Council for Community and Economic Research to adjust those national average spending levels based on the costs of each expense category (housing, food, healthcare, utilities, transportation and other) in each city. Using this data, SmartAsset calculated the average cost of living for retirees in the largest U.S. cities.

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Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Council for Community and Economic Research