Haddington Energy Partners Closes On $350 Million Private Equity Fund For Midstream Energy Investments

HOUSTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Haddington Ventures, L.L.C. announced today that it has closed its latest private equity fund, Haddington Energy Partners IV, LP (HEP IV), with total committed capital of nearly $350 million targeted for investments in midstream energy infrastructure. 

According to senior managing partner Chris Jones, HEP IV is targeting conventional midstream opportunities and is seeking to invest in experienced midstream management teams with proven track records of success in entrepreneurial environments. 

"HEP IV clearly demonstrates Haddington's commitment to building infrastructure in the midstream energy business by investing in entrepreneurs with the skills to create and grow world-class midstream projects and companies," Mr. Jones said.  "These management teams require strong leaders able to drive strategic company visions, create and manage highly capable organizations, and integrate strong operating capabilities.  HEP IV targets management teams to both develop or acquire and optimize a wide variety of midstream infrastructure."   

"HEP IV closed at nearly double the size of HEP III, which served to diversify Haddington's investor base significantly," said Terry Crikelair, Managing Partner of Champlain Advisors, LLC, who served as exclusive placement agent.  "We were pleased with the strong interest from several new investors along with the continued support from the existing investor base."

Haddington has raised nearly $700 million of equity capital since its formation in 1998.  Currently, one third of Haddington's management teams are repeat portfolio company management teams from prior Haddington funds.

Haddington's senior partners are all former successful midstream entrepreneurs and operators; their prior entrepreneurial backgrounds have since been supplemented with a lengthy history of working together as fund managers at Haddington.  This unusual combination of backgrounds allows Haddington to bring a wealth of midstream contacts and experiences to its portfolio company teams, along with a proven track record of successfully sponsoring midstream asset acquisition and development teams.

The participating investors in HEP IV include insurance companies, public and private pensions, endowments, bank holding companies and high net worth individuals. 

Greenwich, CT-based Champlain Advisors, LLC, a global fund placement and investor relations advisory firm, served as Haddington's exclusive placement agent in raising HEP IV. 

About Haddington Ventures, L.L.C.

Haddington Ventures, L.L.C., through its private equity funds, generally makes control-oriented investments in companies focused on gathering, separation, processing, treating, compression, storage, and transmission of energy. Haddington is unique in that it is the only midstream energy fund in which all principals have substantial direct operating company experience, both in energy-related acquisitions and in energy infrastructure development. For more information, visit www.hvllc.com.   

About Champlain Advisors, LLC

Champlain Advisors is an independently owned provider of global fund placement and investor relations advisory services to alternative investment managers.  Champlain's team has raised over $21 billion of institutional capital globally for leading alternative investment managers.  Champlain is an SEC registered Broker/Dealer and FINRA/SIPC member firm.  For additional information, visit www.champlainadvisors.com or contact Terence M. Crikelair at (212) 686-7949 x112.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the Company's plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events, future bookings, revenue, or performance, capital expenditures, financing needs, plans, or intentions relating to acquisitions, business trends, executive compensation, and other information that is not historical information.   Actual results, performance, or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements, which may be made to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT:

Chris Jones


(713) 532-7992

SOURCE Haddington Ventures, L.L.C.



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