[Context: On November 15, Tailwater Capital-backed Elevate Midstream Partners announced it acquired East Texas midstream assets from Woodland Midstream Partners. Further details, advisors and related links are below.]
Elevate Midstream Acquires Gas Gathering, Treating and Processing Assets From Woodland Midstream and Orion Pipeline; Acquisitions Establish Elevate’s Position and Platform for Growth in East Texas
HOUSTON, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Elevate Midstream Partners, LLC (“Elevate” or the “Company”), a full-service midstream company headquartered in Houston, Texas, today announced the acquisitions of Woodland Midstream Partners, LP (“Woodland”) and the assets of Orion Pipeline, LLC (“Orion”) which consist of gas gathering, treating and processing assets in East Texas (the “Woodland Acquisition”, the “Orion Acquisition”, or together the “Transaction”). The Transaction was completed in partnership with Elevate’s financial sponsor, Tailwater Capital, an energy-focused private equity firm based in Dallas.
Elevate provides a comprehensive suite of midstream services for exploration and production companies including natural gas gathering, processing, compression, dehydration and liquids stabilization. Through these acquisitions, the Company has established a strong asset base in East Texas and will continue exploring additional opportunities for growth in and around the existing system. Following the completion of the Transaction, Elevate will own and operate more than 180 miles of active pipelines, 19,000-horse power of compression, an 80 MMcf/d gas processing plant, and related dehydration and NGL stabilization equipment.
“We are pleased to complete the Woodland and Orion acquisitions,” said Roger Fox, Chief Executive Officer of Elevate Midstream. “With assets strategically located in the core of the Haynesville and Cotton Valley formations and significant opportunities for continued growth and development across the combined company, Woodland and Orion provide a strong platform for Elevate and we look forward to growing our asset base as we continue to service our East Texas producers.”
“Since partnering with Elevate in October 2017, we have worked closely with Roger and his team to execute on the Company’s growth strategy,” said Joel Fry, a Principal at Tailwater Capital. “These acquisitions are a prime example of Elevate’s commitment to identifying underutilized assets with the potential for growth through improved operational and business development initiatives and further strengthen Elevate’s growing platform.”
The Woodland Acquisition includes systems throughout both Texas and Louisiana, providing Elevate with an existing natural gas gathering, treating, compression and processing footprint. Additionally, the acquisition and strategic positioning of the Woodland asset includes several opportunities for growth, leveraging existing relationships around the extensive pipeline network acquired in the Transaction. In conjunction with the Transaction, select members of the Woodland management team will join Elevate, enhancing the Company’s operational and business development capabilities.
Orion provides natural gas gathering, treating and compression services for production, also primarily from the Haynesville and Cotton Valley formations, in Western Panola and Eastern Rusk Counties in East Texas. The Orion Acquisition is a complementary asset base comprised of five systems that provide additional scale and the opportunity to drive synergies across the combined platform.
About Elevate Midstream Partners LLC
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Elevate Midstream Partners LLC is a private midstream service company focused on providing responsive, scalable, value enhancing midstream solutions to exploration and production customers across the US onshore oil and gas production basins. Elevate Midstream’s services include natural gas gathering, compression, treating, processing and transportation; crude oil and condensate gathering, stabilization, transportation and storage; produced water gathering and disposal, and related marketing services. Elevate Midstream is backed by Tailwater Capital LLC with an initial equity commitment of $100 million.
About Tailwater Capital, LLC
Dallas-based Tailwater Capital is a highly specialized, growth-oriented energy private equity firm with a well-established track record, having executed more than 100 energy transactions in the upstream and midstream sectors representing over $18.8 billion in transaction value. Tailwater currently manages over $2.7 billion in committed capital, over $800 million of which is available for new investments.