Cadent Energy Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Cadent Energy Partners’ most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (50%) and business services (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and venture (17%). In total, Cadent Energy Partners has invested in 6 US states and 2 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (72%). Cadent Energy Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Ardent Services for $205M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

Cadent Energy Partners LLC

800 Westchester Avenue, Suite S-436,
Rye Brook, New York 10573
United States
(203) 638-5000
www.cadentenergy.com
coppe@cadentenergy.com

Cadent Energy Partners LLC is a private equity firm that invests in small to medium-sized North American based companies in the energy industry. Specific areas of interest include exploration and production; drilling and completion; non-conventional hydrocarbon developments; oilfield services and equipment; oil and gas transportation; refining equipment and services; petroleum products distribution and storage; power equipment and services; and renewable energies. Cadent looks to provides expansion capital to firms that want to accelerate growth. Cadent generally invests between $25 and $50 million per transaction in businesses generating revenues of $10 to $100 million. In addition to providing expansion capital, Cadent also finances private mergers or acquisitions, corporate divestitures or spinouts, and restructuring situations. Cadent Energy was formed in 2003 and is based in Rye Brook, New York with an additional office in Houston, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Oil/Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Secondary Buyout

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
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) # 12 - - - - - 12
Sell (0.4/yr) # 5 2 - - - - 7
vol $205M $205M
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Torqued-Up Energy Services, Inc. 2016-04-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Tyler, Texas · www.torqued-up.com
Ardent Services LLC 2016-03-21 205M USD Add-on Acquisition
Covington, Louisiana · www.ardent.us
SustainX, Inc. 2015-03-30 - Merger
Seabrook, New Hampshire · www.sustainx.com
Pipeline Supply & Service LLC 2013-03-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.psscompanies.com
Maxum Petroleum, Inc. 2012-09-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Greenwich, Connecticut · www.maxumpetroleum.com
Vermilion Bay Exploration, Inc. 2012-06-01 - Bankruptcy
Houston, Texas
NuCore Energy LLC 2012-01-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Stamford, Connecticut · www.nucoreenergy.com
SustainX, Inc. 2011-03-16 - Venture
Seabrook, New Hampshire · www.sustainx.com
Pipeline Supply & Service LLC 2011-02-28 - Recapitalization
Houston, Texas · www.psscompanies.com
PolyFlow, Inc. 2010-05-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oaks, Pennsylvania · www.polyflowinc.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 3 (100%) - 6 (50%) -
Business Services - - 1 (8%) -
Distribution - - 1 (8%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (8%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (8%) -
Transportation - - 1 (8%) -
Utilities - - 1 (8%) -
Total 3 - 12 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (100%) - 11 (100%) -
  Texas 1 (33%) - 5 (45%) -
  Virginia 1 (33%) - 2 (18%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (33%) - 1 (9%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (9%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (9%) -
  Connecticut - - 1 (9%) -
Total 3 - 11 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (67%) - 6 (50%) -
Venture - - 2 (17%) -
Growth Capital 1 (33%) - 1 (8%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (8%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (8%) -
Total 3 - 12 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (57%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (14%) 205M (100%)
Bankruptcy 1 (14%) -
Merger 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $205M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $205M
TOTAL $205M
Largest Ardent Services LLC
$205M (2016-03-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
6 100%

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