M&A Deal Summary

Franklin Energy Acquires AM Conservation Group

On November 1, 2016, Franklin Energy acquired environmental company AM Conservation Group from Kohlberg & Company

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Franklin Energy’s 1st transaction in the Environmental sector.
  • This is Franklin Energy’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Franklin Energy’s 1st transaction in South Carolina.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-11-01
Target AM Conservation Group
Sector Environmental
Buyer(s) Franklin Energy
Sellers(s) Kohlberg & Company
Deal Type Merger
Advisor(s) Harris Williams & Co. (Financial)
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (Legal)

Target

AM Conservation Group

Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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AM Conservation Group, Inc. is a provider of products and services to utilities and municipalities. The company was formed on principles of customer service and energy conservation. AM Conservation Group was formed in 1989 and is based in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Franklin Energy

Port Washington, Wisconsin, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1994
Sector Utilities
DESCRIPTION

Franklin Energy offers a seamless customer experience through energy efficiency and demand response program management services, as well as product fulfillment. Franklin Energy has a nationwide footprint and will leverage its 30 years of expertise as it continues delivering integrated customer engagement solutions alongside its implementation services and product solutions. Franklin Energy was founded in 1994 and is based in Port Washington, Wisconsin.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 5
Sector (Environmental) 1 of 1
Type (Merger) 1 of 1
State (South Carolina) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 5
Year (2016) 1 of 1
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-03-15 PlanetEcosystems

San Francisco, California, United States

PlanetEcosystems, Inc. is a developer of an award-winning customer engagement platform. PlanetEcosystems (PEI) helps utility service providers and others develop deep and engaging relationships with consumers of utility services, and substantially increases the actual and perceived value of the services received by consumers.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Kohlberg & Company

Mount Kisco, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1987
PE ASSETS 11.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Kohlberg & Company is a private equity firm which acquires middle-market companies with consistent cash flow, and underperforming companies with operational deficiencies. Kohlberg looks to commit $100 to $500 million of equity capital in opportunities valued from $200 million to $2 billion. Kohlberg generally looks for opportunities in the manufacturing and service sectors, however the Firm will also selectively consider businesses in food and healthcare. Kohlberg tends not to consider technology or communications companies. Kohlberg & Company was formed in 1987 and has offices in Mt. Kisco, New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 32 of 47
Sector (Environmental) 1 of 1
Type (Merger) 2 of 3
State (South Carolina) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 31 of 46
Year (2016) 3 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-10-31 Franklin Energy

Port Washington, Wisconsin, United States

Franklin Energy offers a seamless customer experience through energy efficiency and demand response program management services, as well as product fulfillment. Franklin Energy has a nationwide footprint and will leverage its 30 years of expertise as it continues delivering integrated customer engagement solutions alongside its implementation services and product solutions. Franklin Energy was founded in 1994 and is based in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-02-27 PPC Industries

Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, United States

PPC Industries, Inc. is an extruder and converter of plastic films, bags, and tubing. The Company's products benefit customers in the food, medical, and industrial markets.

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