Private equity firm leverages extensive energy sector experience to deploy strategic capital into the energy transition, transforming asset development opportunities into enduring businesses.
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inyarek Partners (“Inyarek” or the firm) announced today it has launched with a mission to identify and cultivate compelling asset development opportunities in support of the energy transition. Inyarek will seek to capitalize opportunities via both direct investment vehicles and traditional commingled funds. Inyarek has completed its first investment in partnership with high-quality institutional investors.
The Boston-based private equity firm is led by seasoned energy investment veterans Brett Estwanik, Paul Kaboub, and Chris Stoeckle. Prior to launching Inyarek, the firm’s co-founders and partners worked together for nearly 15 years, building businesses and unlocking the full potential of energy assets. During their tenure, the firm’s partners served as board members or officers of more than 25 portfolio companies, helping to guide strategic direction with an emphasis on accretive growth.
“We are thrilled to announce the launch of Inyarek Partners,” said Kaboub. “Our team’s deep experience and comprehensive knowledge of the entire energy ecosystem, along with our commitment to deploy strategic capital in strong alignment with the interests of our partners, puts Inyarek in a differentiated position to capitalize on growth opportunities defining the energy transition.”
Inyarek’s strategy, which targets equity investments in the $50M-$150M range, centers on three primary energy transition themes: lower-carbon fuels, distributed power, and the transition value chain. The firm’s methodical subsector selection, combined with Inyarek’s purpose-fit partnership structuring, is designed to promote alignment, mitigate risk, and maximize exit potential.
Inyarek takes a disciplined approach to value creation within these subsectors by partnering with experienced operators who share the firm’s vision for building sustainable energy assets. Inyarek works to ensure the success of these partnerships by:
Selecting operating partners who share its long-term ownership mentality
Aligning management teams’ track record and expertise with asset selection and investment strategy
Providing strategic direction and value-added resources that help drive value creation
Collaborating with teams to proactively navigate obstacles and identify opportunities
“We are dedicated to charting a pragmatic path for investing in the energy transition, and our due diligence in selecting both opportunities and partners is a big part of that,” said Stoeckle. “We founded Inyarek to capitalize on the most investable areas of the energy transition that are driven by rapid energy ecosystem change. At the same time, we take a forward-looking approach to ensure we are delivering long-term value for our investors, partners, and the communities we serve.”
In May 2023, Inyarek put its strategy into action with its initial investment, an equity commitment to Redtail Renewables (“Redtail”). Redtail, led by CEO and President Casey Holsapple, is a leading renewable natural gas (“RNG”) platform that develops and operates RNG facilities in collaboration with landfills and other feedstock partners. Redtail is committed to utilizing innovative project solutions to harness the potential of RNG, enabling companies in the transportation and utility industries to decarbonize.
“Our investment in Redtail is just the first of many that we believe will lay the groundwork for a future focused on lowering emissions, delivering affordable energy, and realizing investment value for our stakeholders,” said Estwanik. “With its proven track record of execution and a well-connected leadership team focused on collaborative partnership, Redtail is a superb example of Inyarek’s investment vision.”
ABOUT INYAREK PARTNERS
Inyarek Partners is a private equity firm focused on identifying and cultivating compelling asset development opportunities in support of the energy transition. Led by seasoned energy investment veterans with a long track record of working together, Inyarek’s strategy centers on three primary energy transition themes: lower-carbon fuels, distributed power, and the transition value chain. Based in the Boston area, the firm takes a disciplined approach to value creation and partnership building, transforming asset development opportunities into enduring businesses. For more information, visit www.inyarek.com and follow Inyarek Partners on LinkedIn.