Enlightenment Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Enlightenment Capital has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

Enlightenment Capital’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (58%) and aerospace (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (69%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (22%). In total, Enlightenment Capital has invested in 8 US states.

In the last 3 years, Enlightenment Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

Enlightenment Capital

4445 Willard Avenue 11th Floor,
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
United States,
www.enlightenment-cap.com
info@enlightenment-cap.com

Enlightenment Capital is a private investment firm that provides a variety of financing solutions to small and mid-sized companies in the aerospace, defense and government sectors. The Firm typically partners with management teams or equity sponsors and invests in senior debt, mezzanine debt, and minority equity. Enlightenment Capital was formed in 2012 and has offices in Chevy Chase, Maryland and Arlington, Virginia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Defense

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

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

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 (2.0/yr) # 9 1 4 2 3 - 19
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 1 2 - - - 4
  23

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Expression Networks LLC 2019-09-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Washington, District of Columbia · corp.expr.net
Trowbridge & Trowbridge LLC 2019-04-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
McLean, Virginia · www.tt-llc.com
System High Corp. 2019-01-22 - Growth Capital
Chantilly, Virginia · www.systemhigh.com
Emagine IT 2018-10-04 - Growth Capital
Fairfax, Virginia · www.eit2.com
ByteCubed 2018-02-27 - Growth Capital
Arlington, Virginia · www.bytecubed.com
Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. 2017-10-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Manassas, Vermont · www.aurora.aero
CyberCore Technologies LLC 2017-09-27 - Secondary Buyout
Elkridge, Maryland · www.cybercoretech.com
The Cadmus Group LLC 2017-09-11 - Growth Capital
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.cadmusgroup.com
Phase One Consulting Group, Inc. 2017-06-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Alexandria, Virginia · www.phaseonecg.com
1901 Group 2017-03-15 - Growth Capital
Reston, Virginia · www.1901group.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Vistronix, Inc. 2013-01-08 Agency Consulting Group, Inc. 2014-12-15 6
Reston, Virginia · www.vistronix.com Columbia, Maryland · www.acg-hq.com
Vistronix, Inc. 2013-01-08 ExaTech Solutions, Inc. 2014-12-15 5
Reston, Virginia · www.vistronix.com Herndon, Virginia · www.exatechsolutions.com
Vistronix, Inc. 2013-01-08 Objective Solutions, Inc. 2014-12-15 4
Reston, Virginia · www.vistronix.com Columbia, Maryland · www.objectivesolutions.com
Vistronix, Inc. 2013-01-08 Kimmich Software Systems, Inc. 2013-12-10 3
Reston, Virginia · www.vistronix.com Columbia, Maryland · www.kssi.com
Vistronix, Inc. 2013-01-08 Netcentric Technology, Inc. 2013-12-10 2
Reston, Virginia · www.vistronix.com Wall, New Jersey · www.netcentricinc.com
Vistronix, Inc. 2013-01-08 Technology Associates International Corp. 2013-01-08 1
Reston, Virginia · www.vistronix.com Stafford, Virginia

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 10 (67%) - 11 (58%) -
Aerospace - - 2 (11%) -
Business Services 2 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
Software 1 (7%) - 2 (11%) -
Transportation 2 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
Total 15 - 19 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (100%) - 19 (100%) -
  Virginia 8 (53%) - 9 (47%) -
  Maryland 2 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
  California 1 (7%) - 2 (11%) -
  Vermont - - 2 (11%) -
  New York 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Alabama 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 15 - 19 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 11 (73%) - 13 (68%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (20%) - 4 (21%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (7%) - 2 (11%) -
Total 15 - 19 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (50%) -
Merger 1 (25%) -
Trade Sale 1 (25%) -
Total 4 -

M&A Connections

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

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