Founded in 1988, EnCap Investments is one of the leading providers of private equity to the independent sector of the United States oil and gas industry. The firm has established more than 10 oil and gas investment funds and manages capital on behalf of over 100 American and European institutions. It has invested in more than 140 companies, such as Bold Energy, Core Minerals Holdings, CornerStone Natural Resources, Destiny Oil & Gas, Empresa Energy, Enduring Resources, Escondido Resources and GulfTex Energy. EnCap Investments assists clients in the identification of mergers, acquisitions and joint venture opportunities, as well as help address issues regarding capital employment, capital structure, hedging policies and exit strategies. The firm has offices in Dallas and Houston.