Enlightenment Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Enlightenment Capital has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

Enlightenment Capital’s most common sectors for investment are information technology (58%) and aerospace (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (62%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (24%). In total, Enlightenment Capital has invested in 9 US states. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired SolAero Technologies for $150M.

In the last 3 years, Enlightenment Capital has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (63%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity29
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13

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, Business Services, Defense, Information Technology, Renewable Energy, Software, Transportation

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 (2.2/yr) # 10 1 4 3 3 - 21
vol $150M $150M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 1 2 2 1 1 1 8
  29

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Telos Corp. 2020-11-19 - IPO
Ashburn, Virginia · www.telos.com
Pixia Corp. 2019-11-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Herndon, Virginia · www.pixia.com
Expression Networks LLC 2019-09-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Washington, District of Columbia · corp.expr.net
IntelliBridge, Inc. 2019-04-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
McLean, Virginia · www.intellibridge.us
System High Corp. 2019-01-22 - Growth Capital
Chantilly, Virginia · www.systemhigh.com
EverWatch Corp. 2018-10-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Reston, Virginia · www.everwatchsolutions.com
Emagine IT 2018-10-03 - Growth Capital
Fairfax, Virginia · www.eit2.com
U.Group 2018-02-27 - Growth Capital
Arlington, Virginia · www.u.group
Raymond Express International, Inc. 2018-02-21 - Bankruptcy
San Francisco, California · www.reiexpress.com
Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. 2017-10-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Manassas, Vermont · www.aurora.aero
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
SolAero Technologies Corp. 2014-09-17 Alliance Spacesystems LLC 2020-09-02 1
Albuquerque, New Mexico · www.solaerotech.com Los Alamitos, California · www.alliancespacesystems.com
EverWatch Corp. 2018-10-15 BrainTrust Holdings LLC 2020-08-03 3
Reston, Virginia · www.everwatchsolutions.com Annapolis Junction, Maryland · www.braintrust-us.com
IntelliBridge, Inc. 2019-04-22 IntelliWare Systems, Inc. 2020-02-04 1
McLean, Virginia · www.intellibridge.us Fredericksburg, Virginia · www.intelliwaresystems.com
EverWatch Corp. 2018-10-15 Northwood Global Solutions LLC 2019-04-10 2
Reston, Virginia · www.everwatchsolutions.com Herndon, Virginia · www.northwoodglobalsolutions.com
EverWatch Corp. 2018-10-15 Dynamic Engineering Solutions (DES) 2018-11-26 1
Reston, Virginia · www.everwatchsolutions.com , United States
SolAero Technologies Corp. 2014-09-17 Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc. 2016-05-11 1
Albuquerque, New Mexico · www.solaerotech.com San Diego, California · www.vst-inc.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 9 (69%) - 12 (57%) -
Aerospace - - 2 (10%) -
Business Services 2 (15%) - 2 (10%) -
Software - - 2 (10%) -
Transportation 1 (8%) - 2 (10%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (8%) 150M (100%) 1 (5%) 150M (100%)
Total 13 $150M 21 $150M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (100%) 150M (100%) 21 (100%) 150M (100%)
  Virginia 6 (46%) - 10 (48%) -
  Maryland 2 (15%) - 2 (10%) -
  California - - 2 (10%) -
  Vermont - - 2 (10%) -
  New Mexico 1 (8%) 150M (100%) 1 (5%) 150M (100%)
  New Jersey 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
  Alabama 1 (8%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 13 $150M 21 $150M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 8 (62%) - 13 (62%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (23%) - 5 (24%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (8%) - 2 (10%) -
Divestiture 1 (8%) 150M (100%) 1 (5%) 150M (100%)
Total 13 $150M 21 $150M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (38%) -
Trade Sale 2 (25%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (13%) -
IPO 1 (13%) -
Merger 1 (13%) -
Total 8 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $150M
TOTAL $150M
Largest SolAero Technologies Corp.
$150M (2014-09-17)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
80%
4 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
1 20%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
6 100%

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