Blue Water Energy Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Blue Water Energy has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Blue Water Energy’s most common sectors for investment areenergy services and equipment (61%) and oil/gas exploration (27%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (53%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (22%). In total, Blue Water Energy has invested in 2 US states and 6 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Blue Water Energy has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%). Blue Water Energy’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2022 when it sold Siccar Point Energy for $1.5B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10

Blue Water Energy LLP

17 Connaught Place,
London, W2 2ES
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7290 5090
www.bluewaterenergy.com
info@bwenergy.com

Blue Water Energy is a private equity firm focused on building energy companies. Blue Water looks to invest up to $150 million per project with a focus on production, upstream equipment and services, and midstream/downstream equipment and services. Blue Water typically invests in partnership with experienced management teams that have a track record of value creation. Blue Water Energy was formed in 2011 and is based in London.


Investment Criteria

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

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Central Asia/India, Latin/South America, Middle East

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 150
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 18 1 3 - 1 - 23
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 - - - 2 1 4
vol $172M $1.5B $1.7B
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Siccar Point Energy Ltd. 2022-04-11 1.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.siccarpointenergy.co.uk
IMServ Europe Ltd. 2021-09-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.imserv.com
Optilan UK Ltd. 2021-08-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Warwick, United Kingdom · www.optilan.com
px House 2021-04-29 - Secondary Buyout
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom · www.pxlimited.com
Severn Glocon Group 2019-12-19 - Growth Capital
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom · www.severnglocon.com
Varel International Energy Services, Inc. 2019-10-28 - Divestiture
Carrollton, Texas · www.varelintl.com
Pipeline Technique Ltd. 2019-05-23 - Divestiture
Huntly, United Kingdom · www.pipelinewelders.com
Edge Gathering Virtual Pipelines 2 LLC 2018-06-01 - Growth Capital
Malvern, Pennsylvania · www.edgelng.com
Authentix, Inc. 2017-09-12 - Secondary Buyout
Addison, Texas · www.authentix.com
Midstream Texas 2017-08-02 172M USD Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Pipeline Technique Ltd. 2019-05-23 Stanley Black & Decker - Oil & Gas Business 2022-06-28 1
Huntly, United Kingdom · www.pipelinewelders.com New Britain, Connecticut
Authentix, Inc. 2017-09-12 Traceless Authentication Group 2020-09-30 3
Addison, Texas · www.authentix.com Rochester, New York
Excellence Logging 2015-07-24 Weatherford International Ltd - Surface Data Logging Business 2018-12-17 4
London, United Kingdom · www.exlog.com Baar, Switzerland
ROVOP Ltd. 2015-04-01 M2 Subsea Ltd. - 28 ROVs 2018-10-19 1
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.rovop.com Westhill, United Kingdom

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 12 (67%) - 14 (61%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 4 (22%) - 6 (26%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 - 23 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 7 (39%) - 11 (48%) -
United States 4 (22%) - 5 (22%) -
  Texas 3 (17%) - 4 (17%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Norway 3 (17%) - 3 (13%) -
United Arab Emirates 2 (11%) - 2 (9%) -
Argentina 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Singapore 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 - 23 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 11 (61%) - 12 (52%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (11%) - 5 (22%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (11%) - 3 (13%) -
Divestiture 2 (11%) - 2 (9%) -
Consolidation 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 - 23 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (50%) 1.7B (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (25%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $1.7B

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.5B
$100M to $1B 1 $172M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest Siccar Point Energy Ltd.
$1.5B (2022-04-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
3 (13%)
Strategic(s)
9%
2 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

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