Neal is a managing director at Capital Alliance, Oaklins’ member firm in Dallas. He also leads Oaklins’ energy team and the energy infrastructure team. His M&A expertise is primarily focused on the crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids transportation, logistics, energy marketing as well as energy utilities. He has successfully participated in transactions for Duke Energy, Spectra Energy, TransCanada, Northwest Airlines and Continental Airlines.
Prior to joining Capital Alliance, Neal was a founder and managing partner at CP2 Partners, a boutique energy private equity and advisory firm; he held a management role at Velocys, an oil & gas technology startup offering feedstock conversions for natural gas producers; and he had multiple roles at Plains All American Pipeline, a major crude oil and natural gas liquids transportation, logistics and marketing company. He started his career as an investment banker at Lazard, focusing on M&A and capital markets advisory roles primarily to oil & gas, airlines and industrial services companies. Neal has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.