Energy Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Energy Capital Partners has acquired 5 companies.

Energy Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (30%) and renewable energy (21%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%) and stake purchase (23%). In total, Energy Capital Partners has invested in 17 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Energy Future Holdings for $44.4B.

In the last 3 years, Energy Capital Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). Energy Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Red Oak Power for $1.2B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity63
    • M&A Buy Activity43
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 7

Energy Capital Partners

40 Beechwood Road,
Summit, New Jersey 07901
United States
(973) 671-6100
www.ecpartners.com
info@ecpartners.com

Energy Capital Partners is a specialist private equity firm focused on investments in energy infrastructure. Specific areas of interest include power generation, including renewable energy facilities; electric transmission; midstream gas, including gas storage and pipelines; and other energy service businesses and infrastructure assets . The Firm targets opportunities primarily in North America. Energy Capital Partners was formed in 2005 and has offices in Short Hills, New Jersey and San Diego, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 37 1 1 1 1 2 43
vol $49.1B $5.6B $400M $55.1B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 13 3 1 2 1 - 20
vol $1.6B $36M $1.6B
  63

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pivot Energy 2021-06-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Denver, Colorado · www.pivotenergy.net
Liberty Tire Recycling LLC 2021-04-01 - Secondary Buyout
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.libertytire.com
Terra-Gen Power LLC 2020-08-27 - Secondary Buyout
New York City, New York · www.terra-genpower.com
CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc. 2020-02-24 400M USD Divestiture
Houston, Texas
Sunnova Energy International, Inc. 2019-07-26 - IPO
Houston, Texas · www.sunnova.com
Convergent Energy + Power 2019-07-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.convergentep.com
NESCO LLC 2019-04-08 - IPO
Bluffton, Indiana · www.nescosales.com
Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. 2018-10-02 - Secondary Buyout
Hampton, New Hampshire · www.wheelabratortechnologies.com
Gopher Resource LLC 2018-03-06 - Secondary Buyout
Eagan, Minnesota · www.gopherresource.com
Calpine Corp. 2017-08-18 5.6B USD Going Private
Houston, Texas · www.calpine.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Calpine Corp. 2017-08-18 Calpine Corp. - Two Contracted Power Plants 2019-04-11 1
Houston, Texas · www.calpine.com Houston, Texas
NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corp. 2006-10-16 B&G Crane Service LLC 2019-03-01 1
Acheson, Alberta · www.ncsg.com Jefferson, Louisiana · www.bgcrane.com
EnergySolutions, Inc. 2013-01-07 EnergySolutions - Projects, Products & Technology Business 2015-11-17 1
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.energysolutions.com , United States
EnergySolutions, Inc. 2013-01-07 Penguin Logistics LLC (dba MHF Services) 2015-04-13 2
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.energysolutions.com Wexford, Pennsylvania · www.mhfservices.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 5 (26%) 661M (10%) 13 (30%) 4.3B (8%)
Renewable Energy 3 (16%) 427M (6%) 9 (21%) 427M (1%)
Utilities 3 (16%) 5.6B (84%) 7 (16%) 50.0B (91%)
Business Services 1 (5%) - 3 (7%) -
Environmental 3 (16%) - 3 (7%) -
Chemicals 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (5%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 2 (11%) - 2 (5%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 $6.7B 43 $54.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (95%) 6.7B (100%) 43 (98%) 54.7B (100%)
  Texas 8 (40%) 6.2B (92%) 15 (34%) 50.9B (93%)
  Colorado 2 (10%) - 4 (9%) -
  California - - 4 (9%) -
  New York 2 (10%) - 3 (7%) -
  South Carolina 1 (5%) 427M (6%) 2 (5%) 427M (1%)
  New Mexico 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
  Connecticut - - 2 (5%) 1.3B (2%)
  Massachusetts - - 2 (5%) -
  North Carolina 1 (5%) 101M (2%) 1 (2%) 101M (< 1%)
  Utah 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (2%) 1.9B (4%)
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alberta 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 20 $6.7B 44 $54.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (45%) 261M (4%) 11 (25%) 261M (< 1%)
Stake Purchase 1 (5%) - 10 (23%) 1.3B (2%)
Divestiture 3 (15%) 827M (12%) 8 (18%) 3.1B (6%)
Growth Capital 2 (10%) - 4 (9%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (10%) - 4 (9%) -
Going Private 2 (10%) 5.6B (84%) 3 (7%) 50.0B (91%)
Joint Venture 1 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 20 $6.7B 44 $54.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (35%) 441M (27%)
Secondary Sale 4 (20%) 1.2B (73%)
IPO 4 (20%) -
Bankruptcy 3 (15%) -
Stake Sale 1 (5%) -
Trade Sale 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $1.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Peter J. Solomon Co.
1
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
7
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $53.3B
$100M to $1B 6 $1.9B
TOTAL $55.1B
Largest Energy Future Holdings Corp.
$44.4B (2007-10-10)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 2 $405M
< $100M 1 $36M
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest Red Oak Power LLC
$1.2B (2013-11-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
3 (7%)
Strategic(s)
16%
7 (16%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
20%
4 (20%)
Strategic(s)
40%
8 (40%)

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