Blue Water Energy Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Blue Water Energy has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Blue Water Energy’s most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (69%) and oil/gas exploration (23%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (55%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (14%). 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 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 Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 10 4 4 1 3 - 22
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - 1 - - - 1
vol $172M $172M
  23

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
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
Influit Production Solutions 2017-05-01 - Growth Capital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates · www.influit.com
Optilan UK Ltd. 2017-04-07 - Secondary Buyout
Coventry, United Kingdom · www.optilan.com
Global Petro Storage (GPS Group) 2016-09-01 - Growth Capital
Singapore, Singapore · www.gpsgroup.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
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
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
Excellence Logging 2015-07-24 Wilog International 2015-07-24 3
London, United Kingdom · www.exlog.com Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Excellence Logging 2015-07-24 GeoRS 2015-07-24 2
London, United Kingdom · www.exlog.com , United States
Excellence Logging 2015-07-24 DHI Services, Inc. 2015-07-24 1
London, United Kingdom · www.exlog.com Spring, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 14 (70%) - 15 (68%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 4 (20%) - 5 (23%) -
Communications 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Software 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 20 - 22 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United Kingdom 9 (45%) - 10 (45%) -
United States 4 (20%) - 5 (23%) -
  Texas 3 (15%) - 4 (18%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Norway 3 (15%) - 3 (14%) -
United Arab Emirates 2 (10%) - 2 (9%) -
Argentina 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Singapore 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 20 - 22 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 12 (60%) - 12 (55%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (5%) - 3 (14%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (15%) - 3 (14%) -
Divestiture 2 (10%) - 2 (9%) -
Consolidation 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 20 - 22 -

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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