Midland Basin Partners closes $75 million deal with Orion Energy Partners to fund Permian water infrastructure

Midland Basin Partners LLC has announced a strategic financial partnership with Orion Energy Partners LP (together with its affiliated funds, “Orion Energy”). The $75 million credit facility from Orion Energy will fuel the expansion of MBP’s existing midstream platform focused on water infrastructure.

MBP provides responsible water sourcing, transportation and storage solutions to energy producers in the Permian Basin, with an initial focus on the Midland Basin. Orion Energy provides creative capital solutions to middle market energy infrastructure businesses across North America and select international markets.

“Our partnership with Orion Energy will provide MBP with the long-term strategic and financial support we need to grow our business and achieve our goal of serving our core customers with sustainable water infrastructure and services in the Permian Basin,” said Jason Roberts, MBP’s chief executive officer.

Gerrit Nicholas, managing partner of Orion Energy, said: “The MBP investment is another terrific addition to Orion Energy’s diversified portfolio and exemplifies our strategy to invest in proven and successful management teams that deploy critical energy infrastructure with recognized market excellence. We are pleased to partner with MBP as they grow their water supply platform to service North America’s most advantaged energy production basins.”

Shearman & Sterling LLP and Jones Walker LLP acted as legal counsel to Orion Energy. Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP acted as legal counsel and Piper Jaffray & Co acted as financial advisor to MBP.

Midland Basin Partners is a Midland TX-based energy infrastructure business which provides essential water access to energy producers in the Permian Basin. MBP sources, transports and stores water for local energy producers, with an initial focus on the Midland Basin.

 

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