Ares Private Equity Group – EIF Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Ares Private Equity Group – EIF’s most common sectors for investment are utilities (65%) and renewable energy (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (95%) and divestiture (5%). In total, Ares Private Equity Group – EIF has invested in 9 US states and 2 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (55%). Ares Private Equity Group – EIF’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold MoGas Energy for $125M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 1

Ares Private Equity Group – EIF

2000 Avenue of the Stars, 12th Floor,
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States
(310) 201-4100
www.aresmgmt.com/our-business/private-equity/ares-eif

Ares EIF is the direct energy investment arm of asset management firm, Ares Management. Ares EIF operates within Ares Private Equity Group and focuses exclusively on energy related investments. Specific areas of interest include electricity generating, transmission, and energy services assets; energy and utility company ownership interests; and utility service deployment investments. The Firm is a hands-on investor, and looks for ways to unlock value post acquisition. Ares EIF's geographic preference is for US based opportunities. Ares EIF was formed in 1987 and was acquired by Ares Management in 2014.


Investment Criteria

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

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 19 - 1 - - - 20
Sell (0.2/yr) # 10 1 - - - - 11
vol $125M $125M
  31

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DC380 2017-05-09 - Divestiture
Harlow, United Kingdom · www.dc380harlow.co.uk
Pio Pico Energy Center 2016-12-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Otay Mesa, California
Neptune Regional Transmission System LLC 2015-12-22 - Secondary Buyout
Fairfield, Connecticut · www.neptunerts.com
MoGas Energy LLC 2014-11-25 125M USD Add-on Acquisition
Rapid City, South Dakota
Black River Generation LLC 2012-03-22 - Trade Sale
Fort Drum, New York
Solar Power Partners, Inc. 2011-11-07 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.solarpowerpartners.com
Hamakua Energy Partners LP 2010-04-19 - Trade Sale
Honakaa, Hawaii
Glen Park Hydroelectric 2010-03-25 - Trade Sale
Watertown, New York
Blackhawk Power Station LP 2010-01-01 - Trade Sale
Borger, Texas
Crockett Cogeneration LP 2010-01-01 - Trade Sale - Public Company
Crockett, California
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Utilities 4 (57%) - 13 (65%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (14%) - 3 (15%) -
Infrastructure 1 (14%) - 2 (10%) -
Environmental - - 1 (5%) -
Real Estate 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 7 - 20 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (86%) - 19 (95%) -
  California 2 (29%) - 6 (30%) -
  Connecticut 2 (29%) - 3 (15%) -
  New York - - 3 (15%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (14%) - 2 (10%) -
  Washington 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (5%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (5%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (5%) -
  Hawaii - - 1 (5%) -
United Kingdom 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 7 - 20 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (86%) - 19 (95%) -
Divestiture 1 (14%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 7 - 20 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 7 (64%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (27%) 125M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $125M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $125M
TOTAL $125M
Largest MoGas Energy LLC
$125M (2014-11-25)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%

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