Enlightenment Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Enlightenment Capital has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 7 others.

Enlightenment Capital’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (52%) and business services (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (56%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%). 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 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (65%). 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 Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 15 3 4 - 4 3 29
vol $150M $150M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 6 1 1 2 3 1 14
vol $215M $80M $295M
  43

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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 - Add-on Acquisition
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 Add-on Acquisition
Albuquerque, New Mexico · www.solaerotech.com
Robotic Research 2021-12-09 - Venture
Clarksburg, Maryland · www.roboticresearch.com
The Cadmus Group LLC 2021-09-21 - Secondary Buyout
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.cadmusgroup.com
U.Group 2021-08-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Arlington, Virginia · www.u.group
OROS Apparel 2021-06-24 - Venture
Portland, Oregon · www.orosapparel.com
Fenix Group, Inc. 2021-06-22 - Growth Capital
Chantilly, Virginia · www.fenixgroupinc.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
IntelliBridge, Inc. 2019-04-22 U.Group 2021-08-03 3
McLean, Virginia · www.intellibridge.us Arlington, Virginia · www.u.group
IntelliBridge, Inc. 2019-04-22 IntelliWare Systems, Inc. 2020-02-04 2
McLean, Virginia · www.intellibridge.us Fredericksburg, Virginia · www.intelliwaresystems.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 9 (60%) - 15 (52%) -
Business Services 2 (13%) - 3 (10%) -
Software 1 (7%) - 3 (10%) -
Aerospace - - 2 (7%) -
Transportation 1 (7%) - 2 (7%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (3%) 150M (100%)
Apparel/Textiles 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Defense 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 - 29 $150M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 15 (100%) - 29 (100%) 150M (100%)
  Virginia 7 (47%) - 14 (48%) -
  Maryland 4 (27%) - 4 (14%) -
  Vermont - - 2 (7%) -
  California - - 2 (7%) -
  Oregon 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Alabama 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  New Mexico - - 1 (3%) 150M (100%)
  South Carolina - - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 - 29 $150M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 8 (53%) - 16 (55%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (27%) - 7 (24%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (7%) - 2 (7%) -
Venture 2 (13%) - 2 (7%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) 150M (100%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 - 29 $150M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 6 (43%) 295M (100%)
Trade Sale 3 (21%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (14%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (7%) -
IPO 1 (7%) -
Merger 1 (7%) -
Total 14 $295M

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 1 $80M
TOTAL $295M
Largest 1901 Group LLC
$215M (2020-12-10)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
2 (7%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
14%
2 (14%)
Strategic(s)
71%
10 (71%)

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