CEL Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

CEL Partners’ most common sectors for investment arerenewable energy (34%) and energy services and equipment (34%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (67%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired ET Solar Group for $31M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity3
    • M&A Buy Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1

CEL Partners Co., Ltd. (China Equity Links)

Room 1-22, Building 8, Tayuan Diplomatic Residence Compound, No.1 Xindong Road, Chaoyang District,
Beijing, 100600
+86 10 8532 3986

CEL Partners is a private equity group focused on investing in mid-cap growth companies operating in China. CEL targets minority positions in high-growth businesses with $20 to $150 million in revenues. The Group's target investment size is $4 to $15 million. Prospective businesses typically have proprietary products/services, established track records, and high barriers to entry. Sectors of interest include environmental products/services, healthcare, agriculture, consumer, retail, and distribution. CEL operates out of Beijing.

Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Business Services, Consumer Products, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Healthcare Services, Leisure, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Retail

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

Geographic Preferences: Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 150
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 4 15
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $31M $31M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Yafei 2010-08-26 - Venture
Chengdu, China · www.chinayafei.com
Prudent Energy, Inc. 2010-06-18 - Venture
Beijing, China · www.pdenergy.com
ET Solar Group Ltd. 2008-11-10 31M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nanjing, China · www.etsolar.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Renewable Energy - - 1 (33%) 31M (100%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (33%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (33%) -
Total - - 3 $31M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
China - - 3 (100%) 31M (100%)
Total - - 3 $31M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture - - 2 (67%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (33%) 31M (100%)
Total - - 3 $31M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $31M
Largest ET Solar Group Ltd.
$31M (2008-11-10)


When was CEL Partners Co., Ltd. (China Equity Links) founded?

CEL Partners Co., Ltd. (China Equity Links) was founded in 2007.

What type of investor is CEL Partners Co., Ltd. (China Equity Links)?

CEL Partners Co., Ltd. (China Equity Links) is a private equity firm.

Where is CEL Partners Co., Ltd. (China Equity Links) headquartered?

CEL Partners Co., Ltd. (China Equity Links) is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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