4D Global Energy Advisors S.A.S. (4D GEA) is a Paris-based Alternative Investment Fund Manager that specialises in the energy sector. The company was formed in 2002 to establish private equity funds investing in the hydrocarbon value chain, assisting their portfolio companies in the implementation of their financial strategy.
Since 2003 4D GEA has managed a series of private equity funds dedicated to bringing development capital to underpin the growth of small to medium-sized companies active in the hydrocarbons value chain. The 4D funds provide capital to established companies and as an active shareholder invest across the value chain, bringing capital and expertise to each of the upstream, midstream, downstream and technology and services segments of the oil and gas industry.
4D was formed to bring capital and strategic support to a small number of existing private companies with robust fundamentals and exceptional position value in their respective segment of the oil and gas value chain.
The 4D Funds invest typically US$ 10 – 50 million, generally as equity. 4D may structure its investments through equity-related instruments at least in the early stage of its investments where these better protect the interests of our investors.
Portfolio companies are established businesses in a development stage, have demonstrable achievements in their business and managers with successful experience in both growth and downturn situations. As a pre-condition to its involvement, the Fund, and the portfolio company’s management and shareholders have a shared objective of taking the company through a step-change in growth and/or shareholding structure during the period of the Fund’s investment.