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Our Strategy


Creating value for our investors and for the future of the energy transition

Since our founding, we’ve been committed to investing in practical decarbonization. We believe that a pragmatic, profitable path forward requires incremental solutions across every industry. We make growth investments aligned with the following pillars.

Pillars of practical decarbonization


We are, first and foremost, experienced private equity investors, and we are fully committed to generating the returns our investors expect.


Cost-efficient energy solutions are a baseline requirement for consumers and businesses alike as alternative energy sources scale.


As rapid innovation presents potential  challenges to energy security, we invest in improvements to existing infrastructure and solutions. 


We invest in practical solutions that minimize disruptions to our current global economy as we face a multi-decade energy transition.
Sectors & Themes

Market opportunity meets practical industrial decarbonization

We invest across energy and energy-intensive industries inclusive of Energy & Power, Industrials & Manufacturing, Materials & Chemicals, and Transportation — where we find significant untapped potential for value creation and opportunity for industrial decarbonization.
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Energy & Power

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Industrials & Manufacturing

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Materials & Chemicals

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Natural gas has enabled significant decarbonization both domestically and globally for the last decade. It is the lowest-carbon hydrocarbon. Growth in natural gas demand, primarily as a fuel source for electricity generation, has come at the expense of coal.

Our view is that domestic and global demand will continue to grow. Natural gas is cleaner, cheaper, and more abundant than other fuel sources. These attributes continue to make it a practical solution for decarbonization within the global energy mix. We believe that natural gas also has the unique ability to replace other energy sources for a wide variety of applications, displacing other fuels.

Targeted investment opportunities within the Natural Gas Value Chain include fuel switching (CNG, LNG and RNG), natural gas flare capture and utilization, gathering, processing and distribution, and stranded gas utilization including chemical and methane production.

Infrastructure is required to produce, process, and deliver lower carbon energy solutions from the point of production to the end consumer. These energy sources may include natural gas (CNG, LNG and RNG), electricity, and hydrogen.

Infrastructure and infrastructure services are required to decarbonize industrial processes and to create lower carbon chemicals, materials, and products. Investment opportunities include infrastructure related to the natural gas value chain, virtual (last mile) pipeline infrastructure for RNG, CNG, LNG and hydrogen, electric power related infrastructure, and infrastructure related to last mile logistics.

Electrification of energy demand allows for practical decarbonization over time. For example, while gasoline-fueled passenger vehicles will always produce carbon, electric vehicles should produce less carbon over time as the energy sources generating electricity gradually decarbonize. We consider three segments of electrification: production, transmission, and consumption. We invest in all three.

Targeted investment opportunities include distributed power/microgrids, smart grid systems, substations, transformers and related services, chargers, electric powertrains, and other enablers of electricity for transportation, energy storage systems, and products, services, and solutions to expand and improve grid capacity, flexibility, and resiliency.

Environmental management systems focus on greenhouse gases (GHG), including methane (natural gas) emissions. Methane leaks are a potent GHG.

For many years, energy and energy-intensive industries relied on estimates of GHG emissions for reporting purposes. This is no longer sufficient to meet more stringent regulatory, financial, customer, and corporate reporting requirements. Carbon-intensive industries need quantifiable emissions data. Companies that can provide proof of lower GHG emissions should not only be able to meet tighter regulatory requirements, but also be able to sell their product for a higher price.

This shift from estimates to proven data creates opportunities. Targeted investment themes include regulatory and compliance consulting and reporting, as well as equipment and software to monitor, quantify, mitigate and capture GHG’s and other emissions.

Investment Criteria

Our ideal business partners

We are growth-oriented, lower-middle market private equity investors, looking to invest in profitable entrepreneurial or family-owned businesses that cut across the Energy & Power, Industrials & Manufacturing, Materials & Chemicals, and Transportation sectors and are aligned with our practical decarbonization vision.
Working alongside proven management teams
Investing in reliable technologies
Seeking profitable businesses with an ability to scale
What we offer

How we serve our partners

Our decades of deep experience and extensive relationships unlock access and drive value for each of our portfolio companies at every level of their operation.
Depth of lower-middle market experience
Scalability under our sponsorship
Entrepreneurial DNA assures seamless integration and cross functional-collaboration

Learn more about our portfolio companies and how they’re contributing to practical decarbonization

Explore our portfolio

A firm rooted in responsible investing

For over a decade, BP Energy Partners has focused our investment strategy on practical decarbonization, and we take seriously our responsibility to our partners and our community.