COSCO Capital Management LLC is the leading expert in Private Capital and Venture Capital Finance for the Energy Business. It advises professionally managed capital providers on current or prospective investments. It also assists energy companies, themselves, regarding their own investment opportunities and capital needs. COSCO's Eastern base and heritage, coupled with the technical and operational experience of its personnel, makes it unusually well qualified to act as emissary and intermediary between the financial and operational segments of the energy business.
Since its founding in January 1992, COSCO has worked with over fifty capital sources, constituting the vast majority of the professionally managed, U.S. and Canadian-based sources of capital dedicated to, or with a history of, investing in the energy business (see Clients). Over the past five years, alone, COSCO has assisted investors to purchase or sell $400MM of portfolio companies and has worked with energy companies, themselves, to access $700MM of private capital (see Deals).
In addition to its offices in New York, Hartford, and Houston, COSCO has personnel and colleagues in Dallas, Houston, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Calgary, London, Sydney, and Caracas (see Personnel). The majority of this team, moreover, before joining COSCO, had careers within the energy business. Two of COSCO's three Managing Directors, in fact, have advanced technical degrees in geology, and the third has to date completed almost fifty mergers or acquisitions as either principal or agent. COSCO, therefore, has extraordinary capacity to understand the energy business and assess management strengths and business plans. As a consequence, it is particularly well suited to source attractive investment opportunities, conduct primary due diligence on individuals, companies, and specific projects, and assist in the execution of investment and business strategies. This hands-on experience and capacity to act as a catalyst for value creation make COSCO one of the preeminent energy-focused investment specialists in North America.
COSCO operates its advisory business through the parent company, COSCO Capital Management LLC. Placements and all other securities work are conducted through COSCO's broker-dealer affiliate, Private Energy Securities, Inc ("PESI") (member NASD, SIPC), which is headquartered in Simsbury, Connecticut and managed by Mr. Weidner. All of COSCO's business in Canada is conducted through its wholly owned subsidiary, COSCO Canada Ltd., located in Calgary, and managed by Mr. McKay ("COSCO Can"). – less–ZoomInfo