ABOUT US

Throughout it's history, Highstar Capital has applied an operationally focused, value-added investment strategy. Since inception, the Highstar Team has invested approximately $7.8 billion on behalf of our managed funds and co-investors, including investments in energy infrastructure, environmental services infrastructure, infrastructure, and transportation infrastructure.


Overview

Through out it's history, Highstar Capital has applied an operationally focused, value-added investment strategy. Since inception, the Highstar Team has invested approximately $7.8 billion on behalf of our managed funds and co-investors, including investments in energy infrastructure, environmental services infrastructure, infrastructure, and transportation infrastructure. Read Full

Investment Strategy

Highstar has made controlling or influential minority investments for its funds in core, strategic infrastructure assets with achievable upside potential and sustainable downside protection. Specifically, we have targeted investments where we see the potential to add significant value, principally through our operational, managerial, industry, risk management and financial experience and expertise. At the same time, we understand that infrastructure investments are subject to a number of risks which necessitate a specialized skill set to achieve our targeted outcomes. With nearly fifteen years of experience investing in infrastructure, Highstar has developed a deep comprehension of the infrastructure asset class' risk parameters and profile. Read Full

Our Competitive Advantage

An Experienced Team
An Experienced Team
Highstar is a member owned and operated infrastructure investment firm. Read Full

Disciplined Investment Approach
Disciplined Investment Approach
Highstar views investment opportunities through an operational and risk management lenses. We seek infrastructure opportunities where we can draw on our investing and operational experience to work with best-in-class portfolio company management teams to deliver superior results... Read Full

Value-Added, Operational Investment Focus
Value-Added, Operational Investment Focus
Highstar develops and executes value-added strategies around core infrastructure businesses and assets. Highstar's operational model incorporates day-to-day involvement with our portfolio company management teams combined with an intimate knowledge of the industries in which our businesses... Read Full

Established Reputation as a Proven "Closer"
Established Reputation as a Proven "Closer"
Infrastructure investments often involve multiple constituencies, including regulators, customers and political entities, all of which must be accounted for when assessing the viability of an exit strategy, balancing value, timing and surety of closure... Read Full


How We Add Value

We target investments where we see the potential to add significant value, principally through our operational, managerial, industry, risk management and financial experience and expertise. We view investment opportunities through an operational lens, indentifying key value enhancing initiatives in due diligence and implementing them directly throughout the course of ownership. Read Full


Value-Add Examples

Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.
Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.
Advanced Disposal Services is the largest privately held vertically integrated waste management company in North America and the fifth largest overall measured by revenues. Read Full

Southern Star Central
Southern Star Central
Southern Star Central Corp. is a 6,000 mile interstate natural gas pipeline that provides transportation and storage services to customers in the mid-western United States. Highstar invested in Southern Star in November 2002 and sold the company in August 2005. Highstar had a 100% interest... Read Full

Northern Star Generation
Northern Star Generation
Northern Star Generation LLC is an investment platform created by Highstar to acquire a diversified portfolio of power generation facilities throughout the U.S. from a major integrated energy services company. Highstar invested in Northern Star in June 2004 and sold the investment in August... Read Full

InterGen
InterGen
InterGen N.V. is a global power generation platform in Europe, Australasia and Mexico. Highstar invested in InterGen in August 2005 and sold its investment in October 2008. Highstar controlled a 50% interest in InterGen with a financial partner invited by Highstar to participate in this... Read Full