Fort Worth Mineral Co. was formed by Black Mountain management and Natural Gas Partners to build a portfolio of core North American royalty and mineral interests through transparent partnerships with existing owners and operators.

Founded in 2007, Black Mountain specializes in identifying and capturing high-growth opportunities with a diversified portfolio spanning the spectrum of the natural resource space. From emerging markets like in-basin frac sand and battery metals to tried-and-true oil and gas, Black Mountain brings together world-class assets, talented people, and strong capital partners. Its end goal is building forward-thinking enterprises that create long-term value for its customers and stakeholders.

Founded in 1988, NGP has a family of private equity investment funds with approximately $17 billion of cumulative equity commitments organized to make direct equity investments in the energy sector. NGP invests where there is a clear match between a management team’s growth strategy and NGP’s unique sponsorship capabilities. NGP understands the dynamics of investing in a commodity business and works to support its portfolio companies as their growth strategy is executed.

The strength of the firm lies in establishing relationships with “owner-managers” who see the mutual advantage of having an active sponsor, and then financing that management team. NGP’s investments range from $10-$500 million.

Since 1988, NGP has invested in over 300 transactions with over 190 companies throughout the energy sector and has been the catalyst for some of the largest recapitalizations and merger transactions in the industry. We believe our consistent approach has become the standard for the energy-focused private equity industry.