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 (60%) and aerospace (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (65%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (25%). In total, Enlightenment Capital has invested in 8 US states.

In the last 3 years, Enlightenment Capital has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (72%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12

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) # 9 1 4 3 3 - 20
Sell (1.2/yr) # 1 2 2 1 1 - 7
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
CyberCore Technologies LLC 2017-09-27 - Secondary Buyout
Elkridge, Maryland · www.cybercoretech.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 10 (77%) - 12 (60%) -
Aerospace - - 2 (10%) -
Business Services 2 (15%) - 2 (10%) -
Software - - 2 (10%) -
Transportation 1 (8%) - 2 (10%) -
Total 13 - 20 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 13 (100%) - 20 (100%) -
  Virginia 7 (54%) - 10 (50%) -
  Maryland 2 (15%) - 2 (10%) -
  Vermont - - 2 (10%) -
  California - - 2 (10%) -
  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 - 20 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 9 (69%) - 13 (65%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (23%) - 5 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (8%) - 2 (10%) -
Total 13 - 20 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (43%) -
Trade Sale 2 (29%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (14%) -
Merger 1 (14%) -
Total 7 -

M&A Connections

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

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