We are committed to long-term sustainable growth

Led by veterans of the energy industry, MB brings transaction experience, financial acumen, and rigorous analytical discipline to each of its investments.  MB’s founding partners embody a complimentary blend of operations, engineering, principle investing, and capital markets experience that enables the team to not only identify strong companies, but to maximize the inherent value in each investment.

Who are we?

MB Energy Partners is a private equity firm that invests in the enablers of the energy transition.  We serve our companies, acting together as trusted partners and using our resources to help each of our portfolio businesses unlock new growth opportunities.  We believe in the pursuit of both an environmentally and financially sustainable future.

Our Thesis

Energy Transition

We invest in high-growth companies providing products and services to the energy transition, including both new energy and decarbonization of existing infrastructure.

Underserved Market

We focus on lower and middle market “picks and shovels” companies who are often overlooked by other private equity firms, but who nonetheless have profitable businesses and are poised for outsized growth.

Understand the Complexity

Energy industries are complicated – technical and engineering-driven, a wide range of business models, heavily regulated, and multi-layered global supply chains.  Our specialized approach gives us a competitive advantage in navigating the energy ecosystem.

Our Vision

To unlock growth that companies do not have available with their current resources.

Our Mission

To provide capital, resources, and differentiated expertise as a trusted partner to the enablers of the energy transition.

Our Leadership Team

John Bishop

Managing Partner

John Bishop has worked with energy companies for over two decades. As an investment banker with Citigroup and Morgan Stanley, John lead over $150 billion in transactions across over 40 IPOs, sale processes, mergers, and joint ventures spanning the energy and industrial sectors. In 2019, John transitioned to executive corporate leadership as COO of Chart Industries. John now focuses on principal investing in all parts of energy, working with middle-market and start-up technology companies. In addition to his responsibilities at MB Energy Partners and its portfolio companies, John is currently a Managing Partner at Tupper Lake Partners and board member at several energy and industrial companies.

Thomas Major

Managing Partner

Thomas Major has spent over a decade in energy technology & services. Thomas' early career was spent in oilfield services, holding a variety of leadership roles in sales, operations, and corporate development at NOV. Thomas pivoted to renewable energy in 2018, and has since worked with various corporations, start-ups, and private equity firms related to investments in wind, solar, and energy storage. In addition to his responsibilities at MB Energy Partners and its portfolio companies, Thomas is currently CFO & EVP of Business Development at Pyrophyte Acquisition Corp.

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