In 1977, after graduating from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, David Leuschen moved to New York and started work at Goldman Sachs. After several years with the company, David was asked to specialize in energy. In 1982 he founded the Goldman Sachs Energy and Power Group and became the head of the group in 1985. David was responsible for expanding Goldman’s energy and power investment banking practice. Under his lead, it grew to be one of the industry’s leading franchises. In 2000, David Leuschen left Goldman after 22 years to start Riverstone Holdings, a private equity firm focusing on growth capital investments in the power and energy sectors. In the past 14 years, Riverstone has grown to be a leading investor in the conventional and renewable energy business. Some of the company’s latest news and press releases can be found below.

  • Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II Completes its Business Combination with Alta Mesa Holdings, LP and Kingfisher Midstream, LLC and Becomes Alta Mesa Resources, Inc.

    Posted in North America, Press Releases.

    HOUSTON, TX (February 9, 2018) – Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II (“Silver Run II”) (NASDAQ:SRUN)(NASDAQ:SRUNU)(NASDAQ:SRUNW) today announced that it completed its business combination with Alta Mesa Holdings, LP (“Alta Mesa”) and Kingfisher Midstream, LLC (“Kingfisher”). Alta Mesa is an independent exploration and production company focused on the development and acquisition of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves in the Anadarko Basin. Kingfisher is a company engaged in providing certain midstream energy services, including crude oil and gas gathering, processing and marketing to producers of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil and …

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  • Salt Fork Resources Announces Successful Upsize Equity Commitment

    Posted in North America, Press Releases, Private Equity.

    PITTSBURGH, PA (January 18, 2018) – Salt Fork Resources, LLC (“Salt Fork”) is pleased to announce the successful closing of an upsized equity commitment from Riverstone Holdings LLC (“Riverstone”). Salt Fork plans to use the equity commitment to expand its leasing and acquisition efforts and develop its existing acreage position in the core of the Utica Shale.

    Salt Fork was formed in March 2017 with an equity commitment from Riverstone and is focused on the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas leases and minerals in Ohio and West Virginia. The …

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  • Lucid Energy Group Agrees to Sell Delaware Basin Subsidiary to Riverstone Holdings LLC and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division for $1.6 Billion

    Posted in North America, Press Releases.

    DALLAS, TX (January 8, 2018) – Lucid Energy Group (“Lucid”) and its financial sponsor, EnCap Flatrock Midstream, announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell Lucid Energy Group II, LLC (“Lucid II”) to a joint venture controlled by Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund VI, L.P., an investment fund managed by Riverstone Holdings LLC (“Riverstone”), and investment funds managed by the Merchant Banking Division of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (“Goldman Sachs MBD”) for approximately $1.6 billion in cash. The participating investment funds managed by Goldman Sachs MBD are …

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  • Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II to Merge with Alta Mesa and Kingfisher Midstream to Form a Combined Company Valued at Approximately $3.8 Billion

    Posted in North America, Press Releases.

    HOUSTON, TX (August 16, 2017) – Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II (“Silver Run II”)(NASDAQ: SRUN, SRUNU, SRUNW) today announced that, subject to certain conditions, it has entered into definitive agreements to combine with Alta Mesa Holdings, LP (“Alta Mesa”) and Kingfisher Midstream, LLC (“Kingfisher”). Alta Mesa is an independent exploration and production company with assets located in the STACK play in Oklahoma. Kingfisher is a company engaged in the gathering, processing, and marketing of hydrocarbons in the STACK play (collectively, the “business combination”).

    Founded in 1987 by Michael E. Ellis and based …

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  • Riverstone Holdings and JOG Capital Lead C$305 Million Financing Round for Vesta Energy

    Posted in North America, Press Releases.

    Calgary, AB and New York, NY (May 17, 2017) – Vesta Energy Corp. (“Vesta” or the “Company”) today announced it has entered into definitive agreements with respect to a C$295 million equity financing round (the ”Transaction”) priced at C$4.50/share, co-led by energy private equity firms Riverstone Holdings LLC (“Riverstone”) and JOG Capital (“JOG”). Other investors in the round include certain funds managed by JOG and the Vesta management team. In conjunction with the investments by Riverstone and JOG, Vesta has announced a private placement offering of up to C$10 million to existing …

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  • Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II Completes $1.035 Billion Initial Public Offering

    Posted in North America, Press Releases.

    Houston, TX (March 29, 2017) – Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II (the “Company”), an energy-focused special purpose entity sponsored by an affiliate of Riverstone Holdings LLC and formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 103,500,000 units, which includes 13,500,000 units issued pursuant to the exercise by the underwriters of their over allotment option. The offering was priced at $10.00 per unit, resulting in …

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  • Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II Announces Pricing of $900,000,000 Initial Public Offering

    Posted in North America, Press Releases.

    Houston, TX (March 23, 2017) – Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II (the “Company”), an energy-focused special purpose acquisition entity sponsored by an affiliate of Riverstone Holdings LLC and formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 90,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units will be listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market and trade under the ticker symbol “SRUNU” beginning March …

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  • Pine Brook and Riverstone Co-Lead $600 Million Line of Equity Investment for Admiral Permian Resources, LLC

    Posted in North America, Press Releases.

    New York, NY and Midland, TX (March 9, 2017) — Admiral Permian Resources, LLC, (“Admiral” or “the Company”) today announced it has secured a $600 million line of equity investment coled by Pine Brook and Riverstone Holdings (“Riverstone”). Admiral is a newly-formed exploration and production (“E&P”) company focused on the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties in the Permian Basin.

    Headquartered in Midland, Texas, Admiral is led by Chief Executive Officer Denzil West, former President and Chief Operating Officer of Reliance Energy, which sold the majority of its upstream assets …

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  • Silver Run Acquisition Corporation Completes its Acquisition of an 89% Controlling Interest in Centennial Resource Production, LLC

    Posted in Press Releases.

    Houston, TX (October 11, 2016) – Silver Run Acquisition Corporation (“Silver Run”) (NASDAQ: SRAQ, SRAQU, SRAQW) today announced that it completed its acquisition of an 89% controlling interest in Centennial Resource Production, LLC (“CRP”), an independent oil and natural gas company with properties located in the core of the Southern Delaware Basin, from funds controlled by, and affiliates of, NGP Energy Capital Management, LLC (together, “NGP”). The transaction was approved by the boards of directors of both companies and was approved at a special meeting of Silver Run’s stockholders on October 7, …

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  • Rice Energy Announces Acquisition of Vantage Energy

    Posted in Press Releases.

    Canonsburg, Pa (Sept. 26, 2016) – Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE: RICE) (“Rice Energy”) today announced it has entered into a purchase and sale agreement (“PSA”) to acquire Vantage Energy, LLC and Vantage Energy II, LLC (collectively, “Vantage Energy”) for approximately $2.7 billion, including the assumption of debt. In connection with the acquisition, Rice Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: RMP) (“RMP”) will purchase the acquired midstream assets from Rice Energy for $600 million. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

    The E&P assets to …

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