Investments

Since 2004, PEP Investments has deployed over $15 billion of capital for our clients in both public and private markets across traditional energy and the Energy Transition.

Private Investment Strategies

Diverse professional backgrounds and a flat operating structure improves the “marketplace of ideas” on PEP’s Private Equity team.

PEP’s private equity practice focuses on discrete energy investment opportunities with asymmetric returns propositions. Featuring a team with diverse investment and direct operating backgrounds, PEP Private Equity has proven a capacity to provide investors with differentiated perspectives and unique access to value-oriented private energy investment strategies. Our principles are simple: honesty, deep technical due diligence, structural flexibility, and strong investor alignment. Our “more partner, less sponsor” approach to energy investing has helped to shape our superior industry and client networks as well as our longstanding reputation for fair dealing. PEP Private Equity’s primary goal continues to be creating outsized risk-adjusted returns for our clients, alongside whom we will always invest in the PEP Private Equity strategies.

Public Investment Strategies

Business analysts focused on long-term value creation.

Our public equities strategies focus on structurally advantaged assets across an array of enabler commodities and infrastructure projects. By taking a private equity approach to the public markets, PEP Public Equity assesses asset quality and management’s ability to generate long-term value. Our strategies focus on doing well while doing good: attractive prospective returns while supporting global zero-carbon efforts.

Recent

Dan Pickering Discusses Global Oil Market on CNBC

In light of OPEC+ agreeing to a small increase to its oil output, Dan Pickering joins CNBC Asia to share his thoughts. He predicts that this will be a drop in the bucket in the global market and that we’ll be focused instead on the economy in recession, Russia, and the stopping of the SPR inventory release in the U.S. Watch for more.

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Global Natural Resources and Energy Transition

Q2 2022

As we have discussed for the past few quarters, rising rates, base effects, and far more persistent inflationary headwinds – the hangover from super stimulated monetary conditions post-COVID – are pressuring global economic activity and with it, asset prices. Unfortunately, we don’t think that we are out of the woods yet, as central banks remain behind the curve with both structural (higher long-term commodity prices, the impact of regionalizing supply chains) and cyclical (labor availability, inventory shortages) factors weighing down the outlook for growth and increasing the cost of capital. Despite the associated market volatility, several dynamics are playing out which, perhaps counterintuitively, are increasing our conviction that the next five to ten years should be extremely prospective for a select group of real assets.

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Dan Pickering Weighs in on Oil and Natural Gas Prices

Looking at the U.S. compared to Europe, Dan Pickering discusses the current market’s impact on natural gas and oil prices. He predicts that gas likely has more favorable 15-year trends, but that both oil and gas stocks make sense in the near term. Watch his full interview with CNBC’s The Exchange for more.

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Pickering Energy Partners Announces Strategic Partnership to Acquire and Develop Permian Oil and Gas Assets

Targeting $300 Million of Capital Deployment in the Permian Basin

Over the next two years, PEP Development will focus on deploying at least $300 million of equity capital alongside highly experienced public and private operating companies in the Permian Basin.

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June 2022 – Commentary from Dan Pickering

Well, that deteriorated quickly. June was a terrible month for energy stocks. While the S&P 500 was dismal at -8.4%, energy was worse with Diversified Energy dropping -17.4% (S&P 1500 Energy, S15ENRS). When parsing through the events of June, it is like watching a familiar scary movie. We’ve seen it several times, we know the twists and turns and we know the flaws in the plot. But it’s still scary…

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Dan Pickering Talks Biden’s Proposal to Suspend the Federal Gas Tax

In light of President Biden’s proposal to suspend the federal gas tax for 90 days, Dan Pickering joins CNBC’s Power Lunch – alongside ClearView Energy’s Kevin Book – to share his thoughts about global supply and demand and potential impacts on gasoline prices.

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Dan Pickering Joins CNBC to Discuss Gas Prices and Energy Stocks

In his latest thoughts on gas prices, Dan Pickering predicts that even if oil prices continue to go up, it’s unlikely that we’ll see gasoline prices push upward at the same pace. Watch the full CNBC interview for his take on China’s impact on the oil market, energy stock prices, and more.

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May 2022 – Commentary from Dan Pickering

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. May 2022 was another excellent month for energy. The S&P 500 was dead flat for the month (+0.0%), while Diversified Energy added +14.8% (S&P 1500 Energy, S15ENRS). As US upstream companies and OPEC+ continue to exhibit capital/supply discipline, the macro story, both for energy and the global economy, remains the story…

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Dan Pickering Talks Russia’s Declining Relevance to OPEC

As Europe and the rest of the world sanction Russia, Dan Pickering predicts that we’ll see countries like Saudi Arabia and the UAE start to step up. Watch for his take on demand destruction and the Biden Administration’s trip to Saudi Arabia on CNBC.

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