Element Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Element Partners’ most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (24%) and business services (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (48%) and growth capital (16%). In total, Element Partners has invested in 10 US states and 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Element Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (64%). Element Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2004 when it sold Ionics for $1.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 26

Element Partners

565 E Swedesford Road, Suite 207,
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087
United States
(610) 964-8004
www.elementpartners.com
patti@elementpartners.com

Element Partners is a specialist private equity firm focused on late-stage investments in alternative energy and clean technology companies. Target businesses are at or near profitability with experienced management. Sectors of interest include energy/power, water/environmental controls, chemicals/advanced materials, and manufacturing/industrial. Element Partners was formed in the year 2005 and is based in Radnor, Pennsylvania.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Software, Technology Hardware, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing, PIPE, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 20 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 25 - - - - - 25
Sell (0.8/yr) # 18 2 - 1 - 1 22
vol $1.7B $85M $1.8B
  47

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TAS Energy, Inc. 2020-03-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.tas.com
LumaSense Technologies, Inc. 2018-07-30 85M USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.lumasenseinc.com
TPI Composites, Inc. 2016-07-21 - IPO
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.tpicomposites.com
EdeniQ, Inc. 2016-05-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Visalia, California · www.edeniq.com
Icynene-Lapolla 2014-11-06 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.icynene-lapolla.com
Quench USA, Inc. 2014-10-20 - Merger
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.quenchonline.com
FiveCubits, Inc. 2014-08-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Livermore, California · www.fivecubits.com
Arxx Corp. 2014-02-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Cobourg, Ontario · www.arxxbuild.com
Detechtion Technologies LLC 2013-11-21 - Growth Capital
Houston, Texas · www.detechtion.com
Hayward Gordon Ltd. 2013-09-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Halton Hills, Ontario · www.haywardgordon.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Amp Electrical Distribution Services, Inc. 2013-01-01 Gatto Electric Supply Company 2015-05-22 2
Hartford, Connecticut Cleveland, Ohio · www.gattoelectricsupply.com
Hayward Gordon Ltd. 2013-09-12 Sharpe Mixers, Inc. 2015-01-06 1
Halton Hills, Ontario · www.haywardgordon.com Seattle, Washington · www.sharpemixers.com
Amp Electrical Distribution Services, Inc. 2013-01-01 Leff Electric 2013-01-01 1
Hartford, Connecticut Cleveland, Ohio

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment - - 6 (24%) -
Business Services 1 (20%) - 2 (8%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (8%) -
Renewable Energy - - 2 (8%) -
Software - - 2 (8%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (8%) -
Utilities - - 2 (8%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Services - - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (20%) - 1 (4%) -
Environmental 1 (20%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (20%) - 1 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (20%) - 1 (4%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (4%) -
Total 5 - 25 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (80%) - 22 (92%) -
  Texas 1 (20%) - 4 (17%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (20%) - 4 (17%) -
  Georgia - - 4 (17%) -
  California - - 4 (17%) -
  Connecticut 1 (20%) - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado 1 (20%) - 1 (4%) -
  Utah - - 1 (4%) -
  Maine - - 1 (4%) -
  Florida - - 1 (4%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (4%) -
Canada 1 (20%) - 2 (8%) -
  Ontario 1 (20%) - 2 (8%) -
Domestic 4 (80%) - 22 (92%) -
Cross-border 1 (20%) - 2 (8%) -
Total 5 - 24 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 1 (20%) - 12 (48%) -
Growth Capital 2 (40%) - 4 (16%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) - 3 (12%) -
Consolidation - - 2 (8%) -
Recapitalization - - 2 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) -
Total 5 - 25 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 11 (50%) 1.7B (97%)
Trade Sale 4 (18%) 60M (3%)
Secondary Sale 3 (14%) -
IPO 2 (9%) -
Merger 2 (9%) -
Total 22 $1.7B

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 2 $414M
< $100M 5 $258M
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest Ionics, Inc.
$1.1B (2004-11-24)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
20%
4 20%
Strategic(s)
80%
16 80%

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