4D Global Energy Advisors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

4D Global Energy Advisors’ most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (60%) and oil/gas exploration (34%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and growth capital (20%). In total, 4D Global Energy Advisors has invested in 3 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Fairfield Energy for $200M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). 4D Global Energy Advisors’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold Serimax SAS for $197M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

4D Global Energy Advisors

15 rue de La Baume,
Paris, 75008
France
+33 (0) 1 56 43 38 60
www.4dgea.com
contact@4dgea.com

4D Global Energy Advisors is a European private equity investor with a focus on providing development capital to the mid-market oil and gas value chain. 4D invests in small to medium-sized companies valued from $25 to $300 million. The Firm generally takes significant minority stakes and is an 'active' investor in helping portfolio companies build value. 4D Global was formed in 2002 and is based in Paris.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Energy Services and Equipment, Oil/Gas Exploration

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 50
Enterprise Value 25 300
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 15 - - - - - 15
vol $200M $200M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 1 - - - - 4
vol $197M $197M
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Fairfield Energy Ltd. 2016-05-01 - Unknown
Middlesex, United Kingdom · www.fairfield-energy.com
ORS International Ltd. 2013-06-01 - Growth Capital
Paris, France · www.ors-group.com
Aladdin Middle East Ltd. 2013-02-22 - Venture
Wichita, Kansas · www.aladdinmiddleeast.com
Foroil SAS 2012-07-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Paris, France · www.foroil.com
Independence Contract Drilling, Inc. 2012-03-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Houston, Texas · www.icdrilling.com
Serimax SAS 2010-06-01 197M USD Add-on Acquisition
Villepinte, France · www.serimax.com
Socotherm Group SpA 2010-05-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Adria, Italy · www.socotherm.com
IDM Group Ltd 2008-06-04 - Growth Capital
Houston, United States
Oilflow Solutions Ltd. 2007-11-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Calgary, Alberta · www.oilflowsolutions.com
Global Energy Services, Inc. 2007-10-01 - Growth Capital
Houston, Texas · www.glb-energy.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (33%) - 9 (60%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 4 (67%) - 5 (33%) 200M (100%)
Manufacturing - - 1 (7%) -
Total 6 - 15 $200M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (50%) - 5 (33%) -
  Texas 2 (33%) - 3 (20%) -
  Kansas 1 (17%) - 1 (7%) -
France 2 (33%) - 4 (27%) -
Italy 1 (17%) - 3 (20%) -
United Kingdom - - 2 (13%) 200M (100%)
Canada - - 1 (7%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (7%) -
Domestic 2 (33%) - 4 (27%) -
Cross-border 4 (67%) - 11 (73%) 200M (100%)
Total 6 - 15 $200M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (50%) - 9 (60%) 200M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (17%) - 3 (20%) -
Venture 1 (17%) - 2 (13%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (17%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 6 - 15 $200M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (25%) 197M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (25%) -
Trade Sale 1 (25%) -
Unknown 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $197M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $200M
TOTAL $200M
Largest Fairfield Energy Ltd.
$200M (2005-11-08)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $197M
TOTAL $197M
Largest Serimax SAS
$197M (2010-06-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
2 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
2 50%

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