Madava Financial Launches Energy-Focused Finance Company
Company’s Announcement In Tandem With XRO Energy Transaction
Houston, TX, March 5, 2018— Madava Financial (“Madava”), a private, energy-focused finance company today announced its official launch along with news of its first transaction. Madava is led by Chairman, Mr. Robb Turner and President Mr. Mark Green, both successful energy finance professionals.
Madava was formed to provide flexible capital solutions to the energy industry and seeks to fill the gap left by banks exiting the non-conforming lending market. The Company specializes in direct senior secured lending to upstream and midstream companies and can also provide mezzanine capital.
The Madava launch coincides with the closing of its transaction with XRO Energy, LLC. Madava arranged a $100 million uni-tranche debt facility in support of XRO’s acquisition of assets from Linn Energy including nearly 1,300 wells across 169,000 net acres of Wyoming’s Washakie/Wamsutter Field. Concurrently with the formation of the Company, Madava entered into an asset backed lending facility with Goldman Sachs to support ongoing deal flow.
“We are thrilled about the launch of Madava Financial and this transaction,” said Mr. Turner. “This organization is comprised of a dynamic group of professionals dedicated to providing capital solutions to our valued partners.” Madava will continue to evaluate and assess opportunities, such as XRO, to provide financial support throughout the US and Canadian energy marketplace. Mr. Green added “Significant ongoing capital will be required to support the middle market E&P/Midstream industry and fund the next stages of M&A and development activities”.
Messrs. Turner and Green each have decades of experience in energy finance, specifically in the public and private equity, and debt investment sectors. Mr. Turner is the former senior partner and co-founder of ArcLight Capital Partners (“ArcLight”), a leading power and energy private equity firm. During Mr. Turner’s career at ArcLight the firm closed six funds with over $17 billion invested in the energy sector. Prior to Madava, Mr. Green was the president of Wells Fargo Energy Capital, a non-bank subsidiary of one of the country’s largest capital providers. During his tenure, Mr. Green and his team deployed over $5 billion of debt and equity capital, primarily in the E&P and Midstream space.
About Madava Financial
Headquartered in Houston, TX, Madava Financial is a private, energy-focused finance company that provides capital alternatives primarily through direct lending to oil and gas producers, midstream operators, and power companies in the continental US and Canada. For more information, visit madavafinancial.com.
Phone: (212) 901-1494