Avant Energy Receives Investment from Riverstone Holdings

Riverstone Holdings, an energy and power-focused private investment firm, has agreed to an initial line-of-equity investment of $150 million in Avant Energy, a newly-established Mexican energy company.  The investment can increase to $300 million once this initial capital has been invested.

With offices in Mexico City, Monterrey and Houston, Avant Energy will focus on the development, construction and operation of infrastructure for Mexico’s oil, natural gas, refined products and electricity sectors, as well as participate in the recently liberalized markets for these products and services.

The company will be led by Jaime de la Rosa, Luis Farias, Jaime Williams, and Antonio Noyola, senior executives with extensive track records at companies including Cemex, Gas Natural Fenosa, Mitsui Power Americas and Gas Industrial de Monterrey. They will be joined by Lenny Lee, Roy Piskadlo, and Richard Jefferis; a group of experienced international executives who have held numerous leadership positions at firms including Entergy-Koch, Merrill Lynch Commodities, and AES.


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