Energy Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Energy Capital Partners has acquired 4 companies.

Energy Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (36%) and renewable energy (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (24%) and stake purchase (22%). In total, Energy Capital Partners has invested in 16 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 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). 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 Activity60
    • M&A Buy Activity41
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 6

Energy Capital Partners

51 John F. Kennedy Parkway, Suite 200,
Short Hills, New Jersey 07078
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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 35 2 1 1 1 1 41
vol $49.5B $5.6B $400M $55.5B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 11 2 3 1 1 1 19
vol $1.6B $36M $1.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
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
Chieftain Sand and Proppant LLC 2017-05-26 36M USD Add-on Acquisition
Garland, Arkansas
ProPetro Holding Corp. 2017-03-16 - IPO
Midland, Texas · www.propetroservices.com
Sungevity, Inc. 2017-03-13 - Bankruptcy
Oakland, California · www.sungevity.com
View All >>

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
NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corp. 2006-10-16 Energy Transportation LLC 2015-02-03 1
Acheson, Alberta · www.ncsg.com Casper, Wyoming · www.energytran.com
PLH Group, Inc. 2009-01-01 R.B. Hinkle Construction, Inc. 2014-05-06 1
Irving, Texas · www.plhgroupinc.com Sterling, Virginia · www.rbhinkle.com
EnergySolutions, Inc. 2013-01-07 Semprasafe LLC 2014-03-04 1
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.energysolutions.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.semprasafe.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 6 (26%) 661M (9%) 15 (37%) 4.3B (8%)
Renewable Energy 3 (13%) 427M (6%) 7 (17%) 427M (1%)
Utilities 3 (13%) 5.6B (79%) 6 (15%) 50.0B (91%)
Business Services 2 (9%) - 3 (7%) -
Manufacturing 1 (4%) 300M (4%) 2 (5%) 300M (1%)
Chemicals 2 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Environmental 2 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 2 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) 125M (2%) 1 (2%) 125M (< 1%)
Transportation 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 23 $7.1B 41 $55.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 23 (96%) 7.1B (100%) 41 (98%) 55.1B (100%)
  Texas 9 (38%) 6.2B (87%) 16 (38%) 50.9B (92%)
  California 3 (13%) 425M (6%) 4 (10%) 425M (1%)
  Colorado 3 (13%) - 3 (7%) -
  New York 2 (8%) - 3 (7%) -
  South Carolina 1 (4%) 427M (6%) 2 (5%) 427M (1%)
  New Mexico 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) -
  Connecticut - - 2 (5%) 1.3B (2%)
  North Carolina 1 (4%) 101M (1%) 1 (2%) 101M (< 1%)
  Minnesota 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Utah 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (2%) 1.9B (4%)
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Arkansas - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alberta 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 23 (96%) 7.1B (100%) 41 (98%) 55.1B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 24 $7.1B 42 $55.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (33%) 261M (4%) 10 (24%) 261M (< 1%)
Stake Purchase 4 (17%) 125M (2%) 9 (21%) 1.5B (3%)
Divestiture 3 (13%) 827M (12%) 8 (19%) 3.1B (6%)
Growth Capital 3 (13%) - 4 (10%) -
Going Private 2 (8%) 5.6B (79%) 3 (7%) 50.0B (91%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (4%) - 3 (7%) -
Venture 2 (8%) 300M (4%) 2 (5%) 300M (1%)
Joint Venture 1 (4%) - 2 (5%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (2%) -
Total 24 $7.1B 42 $55.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (37%) 441M (27%)
Secondary Sale 4 (21%) 1.2B (73%)
Bankruptcy 3 (16%) -
IPO 3 (16%) -
Stake Sale 1 (5%) -
Trade Sale 1 (5%) -
Total 19 $1.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
6
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $53.3B
$100M to $1B 8 $2.3B
TOTAL $55.5B
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
PE Firm(s)
22%
2 22%
Strategic(s)
78%
7 78%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
38%
5 38%
Strategic(s)
62%
8 62%

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