Clearstream provides strategic private equity capital to the midstream energy infrastructure sector


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Strategic Partner of Choice for Investors and Operators

We provide flexible capital solutions across asset classes and investment types for midstream energy infrastructure companies throughout North America.

Our accomplished team brings a deep level of experience spanning the energy value chain to source, diligence, structure and execute proprietary investment opportunities.

Founded on the principles of transparency and collaboration with investors and operators, we are committed to being the strategic partner of choice in the energy industry.



Purpose-Built to Meet Today’s Growing Midstream Needs

Clearstream targets control investments in midstream companies and assets, alongside experienced management teams, to generate capital appreciation and deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns.


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Clearstream believes a confluence of factors will drive consistent and repeatable opportunities in the midstream energy infrastructure sector:

Large, Addressable MarketThere is a tremendous need for additional infrastructure to connect areas of growing oil and gas development and production in North America with evolving downstream demand markets.

Energy Market DislocationOngoing commodity price volatility has dampened investor sentiment toward the broader energy industry, impacting access to public capital markets and financing solutions.

Stable Return ProfileMidstream is generally less volatile than other energy sectors due to relatively limited direct commodity exposure and the contractual nature of underlying cash flow streams.

Favorable Competitive LandscapeClearstream invests in a segment of the midstream market underserved by traditional energy private equity, reducing competition and increasing opportunities for attractive risk-adjusted returns.

Why Clearstream?

Clearstream is purpose-built to identify and evaluate a broad spectrum of opportunities available in the midstream energy market:

Flexible Capital SolutionsClearstream tailors capital solutions to meet a broad range of partner needs, while maintaining investment discipline with a focus on strategic growth and capital appreciation.

Proactive Risk ManagementAcross midstream asset classes, we focus on risk mitigation through extensive diligence, active management and a deep understanding of the energy market landscape.

Focus on ESG ResponsibilitiesWe take a proactive approach to managing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations and related factors that influence our investment criteria, including the evolving impact of technology and transition fuels.



Diverse Experience Across the Energy Value Chain

The Clearstream Team and Advisory Board have a broad spectrum of backgrounds in energy and finance, including successful careers at leading institutions in both industries.


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Clearstream is led by Andrew W. Ward, Founder and Managing Partner, who has over 25 years of private equity experience—primarily dedicated to midstream energy investing.

Investment & operations team

Andrew W. Ward
Founder & Managing Partner Arrow right
M. Alexander Popp
Managing Director Arrow right
John M. Sartorius III
Managing Director Arrow right
Daniel J. Plate
Principal Arrow right
Cynthia R. Faustino
Office Manager Arrow right

Advisory board

Peter C. Bowden
Managing Director & Global Head of Energy, Jefferies
Thomas B. Crowley, Jr.
Chairman & CEO, Crowley Maritime Corporation
Robert F. End
Former North American Region Head, Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity
A. Stewart Hanlon
Former President & CEO, Gibson Energy
William H. Shea, Jr.
CEO, Jefferson Energy Companies
J. Gibson Cooper
Portfolio Manager/Sr. Research Analyst, Western Asset Management Company
Vince T. Cubbage
Managing Director, Tortoise Capital Advisors
Former Chairman & CEO, Arc Logistics Partners
Kenny T. Feng
Former President & CEO, Alerian
John L. Payne
Former Founder & CEO, The Payne Firm, Inc.
Jan P. Vogel
Former CEO, HES International


Contact Us

New York

280 Park Avenue, 35th Floor
New York, NY 10017


700 Louisiana Street, Suite 5300
Houston, TX 77002
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