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About Us

Who we are

Focused on pragmatic solutions for the future, building on our firm's legacy

We were founded on decades of experience in energy and energy-intensive sectors, and our team is committed to identifying and investing in practical solutions for the future of the global economy.

Our team is driven by shared values


Among our team, our portfolio companies, and our investors, we are committed to hard work and value creation at every turn.


We believe the energy transition will be successful through measured, efficient, and practical solutions.


Our legacy is rooted in tradition with an eye toward the future, and we remain committed to continual improvement.


With decades of investment and operational experience, we value deep learning and leadership.

Our legacy

Grounded in history with an eye toward the future

The history of BP Energy Partners is rooted in a legacy that begins long before 2012. Our firm was founded by Alex Szewczyk and Michael Watzky with the support of the late T. Boone Pickens, an American energy icon who anticipated the global energy transition decades prior to our current mainstream discourse and began investing in its future in 1988. He advocated for U.S. industrial decarbonization through increased use of natural gas, wind, nuclear, and other reliable alternatives.

The Pickens Plan, launched in 2008, outlined a multi-decade U.S. energy plan focused on these alternatives as well as decreased reliance on oil, improved efficiencies in the natural gas value chain, and investment in secure, efficient U.S. energy infrastructure. With extensive industry relationships, and a responsibility to our history, we continue to build on Boone’s legacy through our strategy of practical decarbonization and our commitment to a sustainable future for the global energy economy.
T. Boone Pickens testifies before Congress in the early 1990s.

What our legacy means for investors

Learn more about our investment approach and how we generate value for our portfolio and our investors.
Our approach

Meet the team behind BP Energy Partners

Our Team


Portfolio companies


Transactions since inception


Invested over the last decade