AEC Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

AEC Partners’ most common sectors for investment are oil/gas exploration (86%) and energy services and equipment (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (86%) and joint venture (8%). In total, AEC Partners has invested in 5 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Laramie Energy II for $300M.

In the last 3 years, AEC Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). AEC Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Enduring Resources II for $2.5B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

AEC Partners

3200 Southwest Fwy, Suite 1490,
Houston, Texas 77027
United States
(713) 3280-1099
www.aecpartners.com
info@aecpartners.com

AEC Partners is a private equity firm focused on providing direct equity investments in companies from the energy sector. AEC Partners looks to invest between $25 to $75 million in companies from the Southern US. AEC Partners is based in Houston, Texas was spun out from Avista Capital Partners and formed as an independent firm in 2017.


Investment Criteria

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

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

Geographic Preferences: South US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 75
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 14 - - - - - 14
vol $456M $456M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 - 1 - 1 - 3
vol $2.5B $2.5B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hi-Crush Partners LP 2020-07-12 - Bankruptcy
Houston, Texas · www.hicrushpartners.com
Hansa Hydrocarbons Ltd. 2018-04-11 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.hansahydrocarbons.com
Sea-Vista 2015-04-21 - Joint Venture
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Enduring Resources II LLC 2014-05-01 2.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.enduringresources.com
Hi-Crush Partners LP 2012-08-15 - PIPE
Houston, Texas · www.hicrushpartners.com
Top-Co, Inc. 2012-05-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Edmonton, Alberta · www.top-co.ca
ACP III Utica LLC 2011-09-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Houston, Texas
Enduring Resources II LLC 2011-06-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Denver, Colorado · www.enduringresources.com
Appalachian Midstream Partners LLC 2011-05-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Columbus, Ohio · www.appmidstream.com
ACP II Marcellus LLC 2008-11-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Houston, Texas
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 5 (100%) 351M (100%) 12 (86%) 456M (100%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (7%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (7%) -
Total 5 $351M 14 $456M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (100%) 351M (100%) 11 (79%) 456M (100%)
  Texas 1 (20%) - 6 (43%) 105M (23%)
  Colorado 1 (20%) 300M (85%) 2 (14%) 300M (66%)
  Louisiana 1 (20%) 51M (15%) 1 (7%) 51M (11%)
  Ohio 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
  Florida 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
United Kingdom - - 2 (14%) -
Canada - - 1 (7%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (7%) -
Total 5 $351M 14 $456M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (80%) 351M (100%) 12 (86%) 456M (100%)
Joint Venture 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
PIPE - - 1 (7%) -
Total 5 $351M 14 $456M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (67%) 2.5B (100%)
Bankruptcy 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $2.5B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $405M
< $100M 1 $51M
TOTAL $456M
Largest Laramie Energy II LLC
$300M (2007-06-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.5B
TOTAL $2.5B
Largest Enduring Resources II LLC
$2.5B (2014-05-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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