Craton Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Craton Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are renewable energy (34%) and information technology (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (84%) and growth capital (17%). In total, Craton Equity Partners has invested in 6 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Propel Fuels for $12M.

In the last 3 years, Craton Equity Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Craton Equity Partners LLC

8750 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 250,
Beverly Hills, California 90211
United States
(310) 954-2220
www.cratonep.com
info@cratonep.com

Craton Equity Partners (CEP) is a specialist investment firm that targets growth companies in certain areas of the clean tech and environmental technology sectors. Specific areas of interest include water remediation, waste conversion, 'green' building materials, renewable sources of energy, distributed energy systems, recycling companies, and alternative fuels such as ethanol and bio-diesel. CEP looks for undercapitalized companies valued less than $50 million. Craton Equity Partners was formed in 2005 and is based in Beverly Hills, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 50
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
vol $28M $28M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - 1 - - - 3
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Liquid Environmental Solutions Corp. 2017-12-20 - Secondary Buyout
Irving, Texas · www.liquidenviro.com
Arxx Corp. 2014-02-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Cobourg, Ontario · www.arxxbuild.com
EnLink Geoenergy Services, Inc. 2014-02-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Rancho Dominguez, California · www.enlinkgeoenergy.com
Bridgelux, Inc. 2011-08-03 - Venture
Livermore, California · www.bridgelux.com
Second Rotation, Inc. 2011-07-21 - Venture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.gazelle.com
GreenWave Reality ApS 2010-06-16 11M USD Venture
Hørsholm, Denmark · www.greenwavereality.com
Propel Fuels, Inc. 2010-02-10 12M USD Venture
Redwood City, California · www.propelfuels.com
Petra Systems, Inc. 2010-02-08 - Venture
Boulder, Colorado · www.petrasystems.com
Rypos, Inc. 2009-10-20 - Growth Capital
Holliston, Massachusetts · www.rypos.com
Liquid Environmental Solutions Corp. 2009-09-30 - Growth Capital
Irving, Texas · www.liquidenviro.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Renewable Energy 2 (33%) 23M (100%) 4 (33%) 23M (82%)
Information Technology 1 (17%) - 2 (17%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (8%) 5M (18%)
Business Services - - 1 (8%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (17%) - 1 (8%) -
Environmental - - 1 (8%) -
Manufacturing 1 (17%) - 1 (8%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (17%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 6 $23M 12 $28M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (83%) 12M (52%) 9 (75%) 17M (61%)
  California 2 (33%) 12M (52%) 3 (25%) 12M (43%)
  Massachusetts 2 (33%) - 2 (17%) -
  Colorado 1 (17%) - 1 (8%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (8%) 5M (18%)
  Virginia - - 1 (8%) -
  Texas - - 1 (8%) -
Denmark 1 (17%) 11M (48%) 1 (8%) 11M (39%)
United Kingdom - - 1 (8%) -
Canada - - 1 (8%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (8%) -
Domestic 5 (83%) 12M (52%) 9 (75%) 17M (61%)
Cross-border 1 (17%) 11M (48%) 3 (25%) 11M (39%)
Total 6 $23M 12 $28M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 5 (83%) 23M (100%) 10 (83%) 28M (100%)
Growth Capital 1 (17%) - 2 (17%) -
Total 6 $23M 12 $28M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (67%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $28M
TOTAL $28M
Largest Propel Fuels, Inc.
$12M (2010-02-10)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

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