Àrgentil Capital Partners (UK) Limited (“ACPUK”) is a London based financial advisory firm, incorporated in 2015, and is focussed on originating and executing corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A), asset acquisition and divestment (A&D) transactions as well as equity and debt financings in the energy sector, with a special focus on the upstream oil and gas sector.

We have an extensive network of corporate clients and relationships across the full spectrum of companies operating in the exploration and production sector. Our financing advisory practise also allows us to access the global equity and debt capital markets to help fund our clients funding needs, for project and acquisition finance.

The principals at ACPUK have exceptional transactional experience spanning global jurisdictions and have advised over 120 upstream transactions and financings.

In addition to our transaction, finance and commercial expertise, ACPUK brings a strong technical geoscience and engineering) underpinning to its services.

ACPUK manages all aspects of the transaction process, offers advice on due diligence, valuation, deal structuring, bid negotiations with capital providers, financial structuring, post-closing integration and provides full transaction management, including preparation of marketing materials and online and physical data room

Argentil Capital Partners (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.


Key Contacts

Shafiq Majid, B.Sc., MEng, MBA


  • Majid has 25 years of technical and investment banking experience focused on the global E&P sector.
  • Prior to joining ACPUK, Majid spent a dozen years in energy investment banking advising on asset level acquisitions and divestments, corporate M&A and equity financing for the private and public, small to mid-cap oil and gas sector. During that time he worked for Waterous & Co, Tristone Capital Ltd and latterly with FirstEnergy Capital LLP as Managing Director, Corporate Finance.
  • Prior to his investment banking career, he worked for Mobil Oil Corporation for 13 years in various petroleum engineering and commercial roles in the UK and the Netherlands.
  • Majid holds a Bachelors degree in Nuclear Engineering from Manchester University, a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University and an MBA from London Business School.

Contact:  m.shafiq@argentilcp.com


Rolf E.G. Bakker, M.Sc.


  • Rolf has over 30 years experience as an oil and gas and investment banking professional. For the last 10 years he has worked for number of London based investment banks, including FirstEnergy Capital LLP as Managing Director Acquisitions & Divestments, and Tristone Capital Ltd.
  • Prior to this, Rolf spent 20 years as a geoscientist, senior commercial advisor and A&D specialist for Shell, principally located in the Middle East and Europe.
  • During his career he has originated and executed multiple oil and gas transactions, in jurisdictions geographically spanning the globe, with a multi-billion dollar aggregate valuation.
  • Rolf holds an M.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of Amsterdam.
  • Rolf is a Fellow of the Geological Society, a member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)

Contact: r.bakker@argentilcp.com