Scout is an institutional energy investment manager, focused on the acquisition of upstream energy assets and associated midstream infrastructure. The Scout funds are structured as blind-pool discretionary direct investment vehicles and assets are owned and operated in-house through the firm’s extensive in-house technical, operating and financial staff. Scout targets mature, long-lived existing production primarily in conventional onshore basins throughout the United States. Typical Scout assets are in well-established producing basins, characterized by diverse wellbores, shallow production curves and existing cash flow. The firm prefers to operate assets and has corporate and field operations groups which incorporate and operate acquisitions. Scout assets generate returns through periodic distributions and exits, and the fund provides long-term commodity price exposure to oil, gas and natural gas liquids. The fund may reinvest capital into development projects with high return hurdles and seeks to distribute remaining cash flows to investors.
The Scout funds are designed for institutional limited partners. Scout investors include academic endowments, public and private pension plans, charitable foundations, healthcare systems, insurance and sovereign wealth pools, funds-of-funds and multi- and single-family offices. Scout welcomes both taxable and tax-exempt investors with funds structured for their specific requirements.