Prime Downhole receives cash infusion to develop unconventional basins


HOUSTON -- Post Oak Energy Capital, LP, through investment partnerships it manages, today announced that it has led a $50 million equity commitment to Prime Downhole Holdings, LLC. The Prime management team will co-invest alongside Post Oak.

Houston-based Prime is a global provider of engineered services and manufactured products to the oil and gas industry, with a focus on downhole tools. With its existing assets and product lines currently in place, Prime provides a platform on which to build a diversified oilfield equipment manufacturing company both organically and through acquisition with a focus on manufacturing tools that are consumed primarily in the development and production of unconventional basins both domestically and internationally. The senior management team of Prime, led by CEO Leif Syversen, has a track record of building oilfield manufacturing companies and creating significant value for stakeholders. Prior to forming Prime, Syversen and members of his team were involved in building two oilfield equipment manufacturing companies, BasinTek and Dyna-Drill.

“We at Post Oak are excited to enter into a partnership with Leif Syversen and members of the management team of Prime,” said Post Oak Managing Director Philip Davidson. “With the existing platform in place and management’s track record of building successful oilfield manufacturing companies, Prime is well positioned to deliver value over time to all stakeholders and Post Oak looks forward to providing capital and support to management in this endeavor.”

"This is an exciting time for the Prime management team.  We looked for a strategic partner for six months and we knew after several meetings with Post Oak, we found the right equity partner,” said Prime CEO Leif Syversen.  “Our team is skilled at building value through a combination of aggressive organic growth and adding strategic acquisitions that fit our manufacturing profile."

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