Vantage Energy Gets Funded

Vantage Energy LLC, a Denver-based oil and gas company formed in October, has raised $470 million in private equity funding from Quantum Energy Partners, Carlyle/Riverstone and Lime Rock Partners. Vantage will focus on the acquisition, development and exploration of unconventional natural gas resources, primarily tight gas sands, gas shales and coalbed methane, onshore in < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />North America. It also will acquire and develop properties with significant undeveloped potential and apply technical and business expertise to maximize the value of those resources.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />