Financial Strength

Pursuing the Wealth of Opportunities in Gulf Oil Exploration

Venari has a solid financial foundation. Pre-eminent global investment firms Warburg Pincus, Kelso & Company, Temasek and The Jordan Company provided an initial $1.125 billion capital commitment for Venari to pursue our aggressive exploration program and development projects in the Gulf of Mexico deepwater. These funds made Venari one of the oil and gas sector’s largest start-ups backed by private equity, and are testament to investors’ confidence in the company’s competitive advantages and the future of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico as a dominant hydrocarbon province.

In mid-2014, Venari raised an additional $1.3 billion of equity commitments. Venari’s management and existing private equity and investment firms were joined by several new investors, including GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and BlackRock Private Equity Partners for the second financing effort. To date, Venari has raised $2.4 billion of equity commitments from its investors.

Our Private Equity Backers

Warburg Pincus

Warburg Pincus has provided equity exceeding $6 billion for energy companies around the globe and has established and developed sizable offshore E&P entities with superior returns. The firm has more than $35 billion in assets under management and an active portfolio of more than 130 companies diversified by stage, sector and geography. Founded in 1966, Warburg Pincus has 13 private equity funds with investments of more than $40 billion in over 650 companies in 30-plus countries. For more information, visit

Kelso and Company

Kelso & Company is one of the oldest and most established private equity firms. Since 1980, Kelso has invested in more than 110 companies in a broad range of industry sectors with aggregate initial capitalization at closing of more than $39 billion. For more information, visit


Temasek is an investment company based in Singapore. Supported by 10 offices globally, Temasek owns a S$242 billion (US$180 billion) portfolio as at 31 March 2016.  Temasek’s investment themes centre on: Transforming Economies, Growing Middle Income Populations, Deepening Comparative Advantages and Emerging Champions.  Its portfolio covers a broad spectrum of industries: financial services; telecommunications, media and technology; transportation and industrials; life sciences, consumer and real estate; as well as energy and resources. The company has had a corporate credit rating of AAA/Aaa since its inaugural credit rating in 2004, by rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s respectively. For more information, visit

The Jordan Company

The Jordan Company, founded in 1982, is a middle-market private equity firm with original capital commitments in excess of $8 billion and a 30-year track record of investing in and contributing to the growth of many businesses across a wide range of industries. The Jordan Company’s senior investment team has been investing together for over 20 years. Headquartered in New York, The Jordan Company also has offices in Chicago and Shanghai. For more information, visit


GIC is a leading global investment firm with well over US$100 billion in assets under management. Established in 1981, the firm manages Singapore’s foreign reserves and is uniquely positioned for long-term and flexible investments across a wide range of asset classes, including public equities, fixed income, real estate, and private equity. In private equity, GIC invests through funds as well as directly in companies, partnering with fund managers and management teams to help world class businesses achieve their objectives. GIC employs more than 1,200 people across offices in Singapore, Beijing, London, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, and Tokyo. For more information, visit


BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. With over $4.5 trillion in assets under management, BlackRock helps clients meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City, the firm has over 12,000 employees in more than 30 countries with a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For more information, visit

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