Clearstream provides strategic private equity capital to the energy infrastructure sector, including energy transition and renewables


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Strategic Partner of Choice for Investors and Operators

We provide flexible capital solutions across asset classes and investment types for energy infrastructure companies throughout North America, including those focused on energy transition and renewables.

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

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.



Focused on the Dynamic Energy Markets of Today and Tomorrow

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


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Clearstream believes that the ongoing evolution of the energy industry will drive consistent and repeatable opportunities across the energy infrastructure sector:

Large, Addressable MarketGlobal energy demand continues to grow, and there is a tremendous need for investment to optimize the energy value chain as the supply mix between traditional and transitional/sustainable energy evolves.

Midstream Investment OpportunityMidstream public/private equity capital markets increasingly constrained despite asset valuations at cyclical lows, representing an attractive entry point for high quality midstream energy infrastructure platforms.

Energy Transition Investment OpportunityConsumers, corporations, and regulatory bodies increasingly focused on sustainability and decarbonization, creating a market opportunity exceeding several trillion dollars over the next decade.

Favorable Competitive LandscapeClearstream targets a segment of the market underserved by traditional energy private equity, reducing competition and increasing opportunity to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns.

Why Clearstream?

Clearstream is purpose-built to identify and evaluate a broad spectrum of opportunities across dynamic existing and emerging energy markets:

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 and energy transition asset classes, we focus on risk mitigation through extensive diligence, active management and a deep understanding of the entire energy value chain.

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 decarbonization on current and future energy markets.



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 and has assembled a team with the network and resources to identify high quality energy investments that provide a strong platform for differentiated capital returns.

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
Raymond X. Cai
Associate Arrow right
Cynthia R. Faustino
Office Manager Arrow right
Clearstream Advisory Board

Advisory board

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