Independent capital for independent producers.

Investment Philosophy and Principles


Money Well Invested

We believe in being prudent guardians of the assets our investors place with us. It is a privilege to be entrusted with this responsibility, and we realize that we must earn your confidence every day. Since our founding by Jim Gibbs in 1985, Five States has expanded from a focus on oil and gas acquisitions to a broader platform providing opportunities in energy finance and midstream equity participation.

The scope of our investments reflects the experience and skill sets of our management group and the diverse interests of our investors. Under the Five States umbrella, we provide quality investment opportunities to our investors, focusing on areas where both we and our investment partners have a high level of expertise: domestic and onshore oil and gas.