Bryant Patton is a principal and founding partner of Vaquero. He has nearly 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including 20 years as a principal in two oil and gas exploration and production companies, eight years as an institutional portfolio manager investing approximately $350 million, and 10 years providing value-added management extension and capital formation strategy to upstream and midstream energy companies. Bryant has participated in hundreds of transactions and has established relationships with industry players, capital providers, investment bankers, lawyers, and third-party support professionals.
In addition to his role at Vaquero, Bryant is founder and president of Brycap Investments, Inc., which helps energy companies develop strategic plans, secure capital to fund company growth, execute the strategic plan, and source and monetize assets to maximize return on investment. Companies that Brycap has assisted include TEAK Midstream, Crosstex Energy, Oakspring Energy, LLC, Vendera Resources, Abraxas Petroleum, Camden Resources, Cinco Resources, and Primexx Energy Partners.
Previously, Bryant was Senior Vice President of Associated Energy Managers (AEM), managing two funds for The Common Fund and Energy Income Fund, L.P., which closed in 1996 with capital commitments of $100 million. AEM provided premium rate non-recourse financing on deals from $1 million to $41 million. His role involved loan and deal origination, deal term negotiation, legal documentation supervision, reservoir engineering review, financial analysis and relationship management of borrowers.
Bryant has been deeply involved in the industry, serving in board and leadership positions for the Dallas Petroleum Club, the Dallas Wildcat Committee, Energy Partners, LTD, the Independent Petroleum Association of American, and Abraxas General Partner, LLC. He is also a member of the Dallas Producers Club and the Acquisitions and Divestitures Group of Dallas.