GFI Energy Ventures Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

GFI Energy Ventures’ most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (22%) and electrical equipment (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (66%) and growth capital (10%). In total, GFI Energy Ventures has invested in 16 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2003 when it acquired InfraSource Services for $280M.

In the last 3 years, GFI Energy Ventures has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (68%). GFI Energy Ventures’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Trans-Elect Development for $866M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity57
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 24
  • M&A Advisors 1

GFI Energy Ventures

11611 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 710,
Los Angeles, California 90049
United States
(310) 442-0542
www.oaktreecapital.com/strategies/control-investing/power-opportunities
info@gfienergy.com

GFI Energy Ventures is a specialist private investment firm focused on businesses surrounding the energy industry. GFI generally looks to acquire a controlling or significant interest in private companies or business units of public companies. Energy sub-sectors of interest include power quality/power conversion; energy measurement and control; transmission and distribution optimization; and information systems/transaction support. GFI seeks opportunities with at least $50 million in revenue and valued up to $500 million. The Firm will not invest in start-ups, turnarounds, unproven technology, or investments requiring less than $30 million of equity capital. GFI Energy Ventures was formed in 1995 and is based in Los Angeles, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Renewable Energy, Test/Measurement Equipment, Utilities

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 50 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 30 -
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 32 - - - - - 32
vol $280M $280M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 23 - - 1 1 - 25
vol $1.3B $1.3B
  57

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Kirlin Group 2019-10-15 - Secondary Buyout
Rockville, Maryland · www.kirlingroup.com
Shermco Industries, Inc. 2018-06-05 - Secondary Buyout
Irving, Texas · www.shermco.com
Contract Land Staff LP 2015-12-08 - Secondary Buyout
Sugar Land, Texas · www.contractlandstaff.com
GoodCents Concepts, Inc. 2015-07-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.goodcents.com
Energy Solutions International, Inc. 2015-06-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.energy-solutions.com
The Kirlin Group 2014-02-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rockville, Maryland · www.kirlingroup.com
tenKsolar 2014-01-27 - Growth Capital
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.tenksolar.com
Solomon Corp. 2013-11-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Solomon, Kansas · www.solomoncorp.com
RSH Energy LLC 2013-10-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Houston, Texas · www.rshenergy.com
Shermco Industries, Inc. 2012-12-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Irving, Texas · www.shermco.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives LLC 2011-08-26 William Charles Construction Group 2018-12-02 3
Westchester, Illinois · www.iea.net Rockford, Illinois · www.williamcharlesconstruction.com
Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives LLC 2011-08-26 RMT, Inc. 2012-12-12 2
Westchester, Illinois · www.iea.net Madison, Wisconsin · www.rmtinc.com
Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives LLC 2011-08-26 White Construction, Inc. 2011-08-26 1
Westchester, Illinois · www.iea.net Clinton, Illinois · www.whiteconstruction.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (14%) - 7 (22%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (14%) - 5 (16%) -
Business Services 1 (14%) - 4 (13%) -
Construction 1 (14%) - 3 (9%) -
Software - - 3 (9%) -
Infrastructure 1 (14%) - 2 (6%) 280M (100%)
Machinery - - 2 (6%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Utilities - - 1 (3%) -
Total 7 - 32 $280M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (100%) - 30 (94%) 280M (100%)
  Texas 3 (43%) - 7 (22%) -
  California 1 (14%) - 4 (13%) -
  Minnesota 1 (14%) - 2 (6%) -
  Illinois 1 (14%) - 2 (6%) -
  Washington - - 2 (6%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (6%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (6%) -
  Kansas 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (3%) 280M (100%)
  Vermont - - 1 (3%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (3%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (3%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (3%) -
Canada - - 2 (6%) -
  British Columbia - - 2 (6%) -
Domestic 7 (100%) - 30 (94%) 280M (100%)
Cross-border - - 2 (6%) -
Total 7 - 32 $280M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (43%) - 21 (66%) -
Growth Capital 1 (14%) - 3 (9%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (29%) - 3 (9%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (6%) 280M (100%)
Venture - - 2 (6%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (14%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 7 - 32 $280M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 11 (44%) 1.3B (100%)
Trade Sale 6 (24%) -
IPO 4 (16%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (12%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Total 25 $1.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $280M
TOTAL $280M
Largest InfraSource Services, Inc.
$280M (2003-09-24)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.3B
< $100M 2 $49M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Trans-Elect Development Co. LLC
$866M (2006-05-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
60%
3 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
2 40%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
21%
5 21%
Strategic(s)
79%
19 79%

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