AEC Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

AEC Partners’ most common sectors for investment are oil/gas exploration (72%) and energy services and equipment (15%). 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.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). 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 Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 14 - - - - - 14
vol $591M $591M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $2.5B $2.5B
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Hansa Hydrocarbons Ltd. 2008-07-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.hansahydrocarbons.com
Laramie Energy II LLC 2007-06-01 300M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Denver, Colorado · www.laramie-energy.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 9 (69%) 540M (91%) 10 (71%) 540M (91%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (15%) 51M (9%) 2 (14%) 51M (9%)
Marine 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 13 $591M 14 $591M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (77%) 591M (100%) 11 (79%) 591M (100%)
  Texas 6 (46%) 240M (41%) 6 (43%) 240M (41%)
  Colorado 1 (8%) 300M (51%) 2 (14%) 300M (51%)
  Louisiana 1 (8%) 51M (9%) 1 (7%) 51M (9%)
  Ohio 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  Florida 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
United Kingdom 2 (15%) - 2 (14%) -
Canada 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  Alberta 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 13 $591M 14 $591M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 11 (85%) 591M (100%) 12 (86%) 591M (100%)
Joint Venture 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
PIPE 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 13 $591M 14 $591M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (100%) 2.5B (100%)
Total 1 $2.5B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $540M
< $100M 1 $51M
TOTAL $591M
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)
100%
1 100%

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