What makes Tailwater Capital different is the firm’s natural orientation to see things from the perspective of the entrepreneur. Instead of sitting on the other side of the table from our partners, we like to sit on the same side, take time to understand what motivates them and forge strong alignment of interests.

We believe that alignment of interest and a long-term partnership approach are two of the key components to creating a strong foundation for a successful investment. We target investments in the midstream and upstream sectors where we can utilize our significant transaction experience to complement our management partners’ operating expertise.

Investment Strategy


Experienced Management Teams
  • Deep basin-specific experience
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong producer relationships

Focus Across Full Midstream Value Chain
  • Gathering, treating, and compression
  • Transportation, processing and storage
  • Fractionation
  • Disposal

Indicative Transaction Types
  • Acquisition
  • -Non-core
    -Buy and Build
  • Anchored greenfield
  • Joint Ventures


Best-in-Class Operators
  • Experienced
  • Scale positions
  • Well-capitalized
  • Low-cost operator

Focus on Delineated Basins
  • Anadarko
  • Appalachian
  • DJ
  • Eagle Ford
  • Permian
  • Williston

Creative Approach
  • Primary leasing
  • Working interest acquisitions
  • Wellbore partnerships
  • Joint Ventures

With significant transactional and operational experience, Tailwater consistently helps us position our company for success in a dynamic market.
— Patrick Barley, CEO of Silver Creek Midstream