Our History

Since 1997, Castleton Commodities International and its predecessor companies have consistently created value in the global energy commodity markets. The Company, formerly known as Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy LLC (LDHE), was originally formed as the energy subsidiary of the Louis Dreyfus Group, one of the world’s leading commodity companies with a 160-year history. On December 31, 2012, LDHE was purchased by its management and a group of private investors. The newly formed company was renamed Castleton Commodities International LLC.


  • CCI acquires a natural gas-fired combined cycle plant in Amorebieta, the Basque Country, Spain


  • CCI acquires Sherbino I wind farm in Texas and Mt. Storm wind farm in West Virginia


  • CCI, as part of a JV, acquires a power portfolio from Eversource Energy, rebranding it Granite Shore Power.  CCI also acquires NorTex Midstream in Texas and a 50% stake in the Enecogen Power Plant in the Netherlands


  • CCI acquires MaasStroom, a combined cycle power plant located in the Netherlands 


  • CCI acquires certain East Texas assets from Anadarko, making it the largest independent gas producer in East Texas


  • CCI closes on its acquisition of Morgan Stanley’s Global Oil Merchanting business, one of the world’s leading physical oil and products franchises


  • Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy is acquired by a private investment vehicle owned by Glenn Dubin and an independent investor group, including investment vehicles established by family trusts created by Paul Tudor Jones and Timothy Barakett, and Continental Grain Company / Paul Fribourg; the Company is renamed Castleton Commodities International LLC


  • Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy successfully monetizes its midstream energy asset portfolio


  • Highbridge Capital Management, LLC makes a significant minority equity investment in the Louis Dreyfus Group’s energy trading subsidiary, thus forming Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy LLC


  • Louis Dreyfus Group forms an energy trading subsidiary