Blue Water Energy Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Blue Water Energy has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Blue Water Energy’s most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (43%) and oil/gas exploration (36%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (43%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (22%). In total, Blue Water Energy has invested in 1 US state and 5 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Blue Water Energy has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Blue Water Energy’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Epic Midstream for $172M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Blue Water Energy LLP

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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, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 9 - 3 - 2 - 14
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - 1 - - - 1
vol $172M $172M
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Authentix, Inc. 2017-09-12 - Secondary Buyout
Addison, Texas · www.authentix.com
Epic Midstream LLC 2017-08-02 172M USD Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.epic-midstream.com
Mime Petroleum AS 2017-05-23 - Growth Capital
Oslo, Norway · www.mime-petroleum.com
Optilan UK Ltd. 2017-04-07 - Secondary Buyout
Coventry, United Kingdom · www.optilan.com
Excellence Logging 2015-07-24 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.exlog.com
Kentech Group Ltd. 2015-07-23 - Growth Capital
Little Island, Ireland · www.kentech.ie
Drilling Systems Ltd. 2015-04-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dorset, United Kingdom · www.drillingsystems.com
ROVOP Ltd. 2015-04-01 - Secondary Buyout
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.rovop.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Authentix, Inc. 2017-09-12 Security Print Solutions Ltd. 2019-04-03 1
Addison, Texas · www.authentix.com Durham, United Kingdom · www.securityps.co.uk
ROVOP Ltd. 2015-04-01 M2 Subsea Ltd. - 28 ROVs 2018-10-19 1
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.rovop.com Westhill, United Kingdom
Optilan UK Ltd. 2017-04-07 Telinstra FZCO 2018-07-20 1
Coventry, United Kingdom · www.optilan.com Dubai, United Arab Emirates · www.telinstra.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 5 (38%) - 6 (43%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 5 (38%) - 5 (36%) -
Communications 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Engineering 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Software 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 13 - 14 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 6 (46%) - 6 (43%) -
Norway 3 (23%) - 3 (21%) -
United States 2 (15%) - 3 (21%) -
  Texas 2 (15%) - 3 (21%) -
Ireland 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
United Arab Emirates 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 13 - 14 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (46%) - 6 (43%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (15%) - 3 (21%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (23%) - 3 (21%) -
Divestiture 2 (15%) - 2 (14%) -
Total 13 - 14 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (100%) 172M (100%)
Total 1 $172M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $172M
TOTAL $172M
Largest Epic Midstream LLC
$172M (2017-08-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
4 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
2 33%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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