Investment Philosophy

Blue Water Energy partners with talented and ambitious management teams to build world-class energy companies

Blue Water Energy partners with talented and ambitious management teams to build world-class energy companies

Target investment of $150million per company

Buy-and-build focus

Initial commitment up front followed by bolt-on acquisitions and growth capital as needed

  • Buy and build growth strategy

    We believe that a combination of organic and acquisitive growth in the middle market energy space represents the optimal way to build operationally and financially strong international companies of scale in a cyclical industry.

  • Proven and repeated strategies

    Blue Water Energy believes in deploying proven strategies, often with repeat management teams, where experience and insight into the energy business can unlock full potential and lead to significant growth.

  • Partner with seasoned management teams

    We invest in partnerships with experienced management teams that have a track record of value creation and wish to grow their businesses alongside value-adding partners.

Focus on five subsectors

We focus on five strategic energy sub-sectors that provide a balanced portfolio of stable, cash-generative and growth-orientated businesses across the supply chain while also retaining a strategic interest in the underlying hydrocarbon resource. Our target sub-sectors are:

  • Upstream

    • Oil & Gas
      • Exploration
      • Appraisal
      • Development
      • Production
    • Wind
    • Solar
    • Biofuel
    • Nuclear
    • Hydro
  • International Upstream Services

    • Downhole and completions
    • Well services
    • Specialist technical services & support
    • Subsea and topside equipment
    • Inspection & integrity
    • Survey & inspection
    • Workforce solutions
    • Vessels & rigs
    • Seismic survey

    Engineering & Infrastructure Services

    • Engineering
    • Procurement
    • Operations & maintenance
    • Electrical & instrumentation
    • Renewable services
    • Automation
    • Process controls
    • Decommissioning
  • Energy Transition & Technology

    • Energy efficiency
    • Portable gas
    • LNG technologies
    • Transition to electric power
    • Digitalisation
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Environmental engineering
    • Battery technology

     Storage & Logistics

    • Terminal storage
    • Pipeline infrastructure
    • Logistics
    • Refining and blending
    • Vessel transfer & logistics
    • Fuel retail

    Energy & Power Transmission 

    • Infrastructure management
    • Power generation
    • Grid engineering
    • Power distribution
    • Tidal/Wind connectivity