Mentor Capital, Inc. (MNTR) is a public energy company based in Plano, Texas. Mentor targets the classic energy sectors of oil and gas, coal, uranium, and their related operations, with already established cash flows, especially through royalty payments. Mentor is open to using a flexible structure and mix of its cash, retained royalty payments, common stock, debt, or other securities to assist founders, owners, or divesting companies to accomplish their financial objectives. Mentor takes a significant position in any new member of our energy family, but prefers to leave operating control in the hands of existing management to continue to lead and grow their businesses, with the additional funding, acquisition currency, and benefits of working within a public environment. Mentor Capital, Inc. is a long-declared operating company, although intermittently, excess cash may be invested in other energy securities or commodities. The company plans to return a percentage of its potential gains from the classic energy sector to shareholders via dividends or stock repurchases.
Mentor is a public operating company that invests in its larger pre-IPO-related acquisitions and fundings. Mentor takes a significant position in the various members of our family of participating companies but leaves operating control in the hands of founders and owners. This allows founders to continue to lead and grow their businesses with the funding, acquisition currency, and benefits of working within the public environment. Investors also may find liquidity if they choose to exchange all or part of their ownership for Mentor shares.
Mentor seeks to deliver a higher price to founders for a smaller slice of their business. Retaining control, receiving greater liquidity, and working with a square corner organization are three key advantages for founders working with Mentor Capital, Inc.
Originally, Mentor Capital was formed in Silicon Valley in 1985 with $1,000 by the current CEO, Chet Billingsley. The company completed dozens of early private acquisitions and went public in 1996.
Mentor Capital feels there is an opportunity to approach pre-IPO companies as a business-focused, high-integrity, public company providing significantly more financing to private companies. As a result, Mentor will be able to return increasing stock value to the investing public.
Leaders in the classic energy sectors who are seeking the advantages of the public market, including greater ease of funding, liquidity, a pathway for investor exit, plus the availability of acquisition currency are encouraged to contact Mentor Capital to discuss how they might capture those public benefits by working through MNTR.