Our Story

Sallyport Investments was founded by Doug Foshee in 2012 to provide capital and leadership to companies in the Upstream, Midstream and Service Sectors of the Energy Industry. We endeavor to be value-adding partners to the companies in which we invest, working side-by-side with our management teams to create great businesses and long-term value.

Our team has broad experience in finance and operations across each of the sectors in which we invest. Our desire is first to help build great businesses by partnering with great management teams. By doing this, and staying focused on long-term value creation, we will create superior investment returns and thereby allow us to achieve our own financial and philanthropic goals.

"And the men who hold high places, should be the ones to start, to mold a
new reality, closer to the heart…..
- Neil Peart


Sallyport Investments provides capital and expertise to energy companies

Oil Field Services

Oil field service companies in which we have invested


Rig Up - Connecting operators with service providers through a common goal of effective, efficient, and safe operations.

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Tally Energy Services - Bringing decades of industry leadership together to build, through acquisition and active management, a leading oilfield services company.

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Midstream companies in which we have invested


Validere - AI & IoT powered by quality intelligence for oil & gas blending, logistics & trading.

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Navitas - A full slate of midstream oil and gas services including gathering, treating, gas processing, fractionation and pipeline transportation of natural gas, natural gas liquids, condensate and crude oil.

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Remote Operations Center - Providing world class, cost effective control room operations for small and medium sized pipeline operators.

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GHI Energy - An energy service provider focused primarily on the provision of renewable and low-carbon transportation fuels to commercial users.

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Finance companies in which we have invested


Sallyport Commercial Finance - 49 years of collective experience in helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses by turning their invoices and assets into cash, our team is ready to tailor a working capital solution for you.

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Other companies in which we have invested


Broadvail - A private equity and advisory firm focused on the commercial real estate sector, providing advisory services and long-term growth capital to real estate operating companies.

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AmeriSource - A full-line industrial supply distributor focusing on key consumable and MRO supplies.

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RSL - Specializing in the removal of scrap railroad ties from railroad right-of-way with unique systems to perform the removal quickly and efficiently.


Midstream Connect: A Place That Protects Pipelines And Profits

How will the regulatory environment change in the next six months to a year?

“We hear a lot from customers that are really looking for help,” said Louis Krannich, CEO of Remote Operations Center (ROC). His clients seek solutions for compliance with a host of federal and state pipeline safety regulations. How can a midstream company afford to protect both its assets and its profit margins? That’s the question that Midstream Connect explores in this month’s segment.

HISD trustees vote to keep Lathan as interim superintendent

Houston ISD trustees formally voted Thursday to reinstate Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan and take steps toward repairing their fractured relationship after an acrimonious meeting last week marred by personal attacks and a covert move to replace Lathan.

NextOp Vets

Recognized for its philanthropic contributions, NextOp was awarded a 2018 Lighting the Way Award and $75,000 grant by the SunTrust Foundation .The SunTrust Foundation’s Lighting the Way Awards recognizes select nonprofit organizations that strengthen their local communities through programs that help people better their circumstances and gain financial confidence.

Development of Distinction Awards

Winners revealed for ULI Houston's annual awards

Sawyer Yards, The Headquarters, Avenida Houston, SEARCH’s House of Tiny Treasures and Levy Park were recognized as Houston’s most compelling and innovative real estate projects at the Jan. 30 event held at The Astorian, according to a press release.

28 Houston area companies make Aggie 100 list

Houston made a strong showing on the Aggie 100 list of fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in 2019, with SIA Solutions earning the top spot. The McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship, part of Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, presented the winners Friday at a private ceremony and dinner at the Hall of Champions on campus in College Station.

Oil and gas tech startup Validere raises $7 mln in seed round

Validere, a venture-backed oil and gas IoT and artificial intelligence platform has raised $7 million in seed funding to transform oil and gas trading and logistics through reliable data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) insights. The round included lead investor, Sallyport Investments, alongside Y Combinator, Real Ventures, Moment Ventures, and ZhenFund.

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