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Investing Topics: Energy IPOs

Upstream IPOs: Private Equity Cashes Out

Despite the underperformance of SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration & Production (NYSE: XOP) this year because of concerns about the outlook for energy prices and surging US production, several upstream operators have completed initial public offerings and more remain on the docket. Here are our takes.

Avoid Complacency: Challenges and Opportunities in the MLP Space

Investors shouldn’t gloss over the emerging challenges in the MLP space. Instead, focus on the names that are best-positioned to deal with these headwinds and continue to build wealth for their unitholders.

IPO Analysis: Exmar Energy Partners LP (NYSE: XMLP)

Exmar Energy Partners LP publicly filed its initial F-1 registration statement on Sept. 24, 2014, roughly 10 months after confidentially pre-filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Here’s our in-depth analysis of this master limited partnership and its growth prospects.

IPO Analysis: Hess Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: HESM)

The proposed initial public offering of Hess Midstream Partners LP will monetize Hess Corp’s processing, transportation and terminal assets in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale, a prolific oil-producing play. Here’s our take on the prospective publicly traded partnership.

IPO Analysis: PES Logistics Partners LP (NYSE: PESL)

PES Logistics Partners LP owns a 45 percent interest in North Yard Logistics, an operating company whose cornerstone asset is a rail unloading terminal that can accommodate up to three 120-railcar unit trains per day. Do the risks outweigh the potential rewards for investing in this prospective publicly traded partnership?

IPO Analysis: PennTex Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: PTTX)

PennTex Midstream Partners LP’s initial asset base will consist of gas-gathering pipelines and -processing plants in Northern Louisiana that operate under long-term contracts with primary customer, Memorial Resource Development Corp. Here our take on whether this prospective publicly traded partnership is worth your while.

IPO Analysis: Columbia Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE: CPPL)

Columbia Pipeline Partners LP’s (NYSE CPPL) initial asset base comprises midstream infrastructure accumulated by NiSource (NYSE: NI) when the utility industry consolidated in the 1990s. We highlight our favorite way to add exposure to this growth story.

IPO Analysis: Ocean Rig Partners LP (NSDQ: ORLP)

Offshore contract driller Ocean Rig UDW has followed SeaDrill and Transocean’s lead and filed an initial registration statement for a master limited partnership that will own rigs that operate under longer-term contracts. We do a deep dive to determine whether Ocean Rig Partners LP is worth your while.

IPO Analysis: Mammoth Energy Partners LP (NSDQ: TUSK)

Unlike most master limited partnerships, Mammoth Energy Partners LP will pay a quarterly distribution that varies based on the cash flow generated by the smattering of oil-field services businesses arrayed under its banner. In other words, investors seeking a reliable quarterly distribution should look elsewhere.

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