Enlightenment Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Enlightenment Capital has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 7 others.

Enlightenment Capital’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (55%) and business services (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (59%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, Enlightenment Capital has invested in 11 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 (67%). Enlightenment Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold 1901 Group for $215M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity46
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 19

Enlightenment Capital

4445 Willard Ave. Suite 950,
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
United States
www.enlightenment-cap.com
info@enlightenment-cap.com

Enlightenment Capital is a private investment firm that provides flexible capital solutions and strategic support to middle-market businesses in the Aerospace, Defense, Government & Technology (ADG&T) sector. The firm invests in equity (minority and control), senior debt, and mezzanine debt. Enlightenment Capital was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Defense, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software

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

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 22 - 4 3 2 - 31
vol $150M $150M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 8 2 3 1 1 - 15
vol $215M $80M $41M $336M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Ridgeline International, Inc. 2023-12-21 - Growth Capital
Tysons Corner, Virginia · www.ridgelineintl.com
Infinite ID LLC 2023-09-05 41M USD Trade Sale
Hicksville, New York · www.infiniteid.com
Red Alpha 2023-07-12 - Growth Capital
Annapolis Junction, Maryland · www.red-alpha.com
Agile Defense, Inc. 2022-11-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Reston, Virginia · www.agile-defense.com
PM Consulting Group LLC 2022-04-06 - Growth Capital
Towson, Maryland · www.pmcgllc.com
EverWatch Corp. 2022-03-16 - Trade Sale
Reston, Virginia · www.everwatchsolutions.com
Boecore, Inc. 2022-01-25 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Colorado Springs, Colorado · www.boecore.com
SolAero Technologies Corp. 2021-12-13 80M USD Trade Sale
Albuquerque, New Mexico · www.solaerotech.com
Robotic Research 2021-12-09 - Venture
Clarksburg, Maryland · www.rr.ai
The Cadmus Group LLC 2021-09-21 - Secondary Sale
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.cadmusgroup.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
IntelliBridge, Inc. 2019-04-22 U.Group 2021-08-03 4
McLean, Virginia · www.intellibridge.us Arlington, Virginia · www.u.group
IntelliBridge, Inc. 2019-04-22 IntelliWare Systems, Inc. 2020-02-04 3
McLean, Virginia · www.intellibridge.us Fredericksburg, Virginia · www.intelliwaresystems.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 11 (65%) - 17 (55%) -
Business Services 2 (12%) - 3 (10%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 3 (10%) -
Aerospace - - 2 (6%) -
Transportation 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (3%) 150M (100%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Defense 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 - 31 $150M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 17 (100%) - 31 (100%) 150M (100%)
  Virginia 8 (47%) - 15 (48%) -
  Maryland 5 (29%) - 5 (16%) -
  California - - 2 (6%) -
  Vermont - - 2 (6%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Oregon 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  New Mexico - - 1 (3%) 150M (100%)
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 - 31 $150M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 10 (59%) - 18 (58%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (24%) - 7 (23%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Venture 2 (12%) - 2 (6%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) 150M (100%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 - 31 $150M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (47%) 336M (100%)
Trade Sale 3 (20%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (13%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (7%) -
IPO 1 (7%) -
Merger 1 (7%) -
Total 15 $336M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $150M
TOTAL $150M
Largest SolAero Technologies Corp.
$150M (2014-09-17)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $215M
< $100M 2 $121M
TOTAL $336M
Largest 1901 Group LLC
$215M (2020-12-10)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
13%
2 (13%)
Strategic(s)
73%
11 (73%)

FAQ

When was Enlightenment Capital founded?

Enlightenment Capital was founded in 2012.

What type of investor is Enlightenment Capital?

Enlightenment Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is Enlightenment Capital headquartered?

Enlightenment Capital is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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