Mr. Huang is Founder and Managing Director with New Voyage Energy Partners. Lester has over 19 years experience with 15 years in energy and finance. Lester has significant experience conducting M&A and commercial transactions, leading corporate finance groups, sourcing debt and equity, and developing new businesses. Lester has held senior leadership roles for several energy, technology, and investment banking firms. Throughout his career, Lester has focused on helping companies grow into new markets and regions by providing strategic, tactical, and financial leadership.
Lester is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, obtaining his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has an MBA from Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Key Experience & Track Record
Transactions: Over the past 13 years, Lester has worked on over 17 acquisitions, divestitures, and commercial/partnership transactions with a total value of $800 million.
Capital Raise and Financing: Lester led a $200 million capital raise (equity & debt) effort for a startup E&P company operating in Malaysia and a $100 million equity raise for a startup O&G company in US. Lester secured a $100 million working capital credit facility to help launch Gazprom’s natural gas trading business in North America.
Growth and Value Creation: Lester was a key member of the executive operating team from private equity owners to lead CapRock Communication’s growth from a $22 million enterprise to $200 million in 4 years.