Private Capital Conference

Private Capital Conference

Date and Time

Thu, January 21, 2021
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM



Event Details


Battered by oil price volatility and COVID-19, 2020 is shaping up to be one of the most challenging years the US upstream industry has faced in decades. The one-two punch of an OPEC-induced supply shock followed by global COVID-19 demand destruction has left industry executives and capital providers searching for stability. Public equity investors remain skeptical of the industry driving valuations to historical lows. Traditional private equity investors have continued to consolidate within their portfolios to gain scale and cut costs. However, deployment of their dry powder and appetite for new equity investments has been muted. Debt investors and banks have continued to sustain losses as the number of E&P bankruptcies continues to rise. Changing ESG trends have put additional pressure on operators, banks and private capital providers. Many believe a much needed consolidation wave will be the catalyst to stabilize the industry and address investor concerns. Public company M&A transactions announced year to date are encouraging. Many public and private E&Ps are exiting the courthouse with lower debt loads and more sustainable capital structures. Will the combination of industry consolidation, stabilized commodity prices and the reemergence of private capital providers set the industry on a more sustainable path? This conference will explore these trends through the eyes of industry experts, capital providers and operators who have successfully navigated these challenging markets.


Mike Lister
Managing Director & Group Head – Energy & Power Corporate Banking
J.P. Morgan



Wil VanLoh
Founder and CEO
Quantum Energy Partners



Registration will close Wednesday, January 20 at 11 AM CT and will not be available after that time.