GFI Energy Ventures Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

GFI Energy Ventures’ most common sectors for investment areenergy 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.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (63%). 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 Activity59
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity27
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 32 - - - - - 32
vol $280M $280M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 26 1 - - - - 27
vol $1.3B $1.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CLS Management Services, Inc. 2020-06-29 - Secondary Sale
Sugar Land, Texas · www.contractlandstaff.com
KDB Mechanical LLC 2019-10-15 - Secondary Sale
Rockville, Maryland · www.kdbllc.com
Shermco Industries, Inc. 2018-06-05 - Secondary Sale
Irving, Texas · www.shermco.com
Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives LLC 2018-03-26 - IPO
Westchester, Illinois · www.iea.net
CLS Management Services, Inc. 2015-12-08 - Secondary Buyout
Sugar Land, Texas · www.contractlandstaff.com
GoodCents Concepts, Inc. 2015-07-28 - Trade Sale
Atlanta, Georgia · www.goodcents.com
Energy Solutions International, Inc. 2015-06-01 - Trade Sale
Houston, Texas · www.energy-solutions.com
KDB Mechanical LLC 2014-02-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Rockville, Maryland · www.kdbllc.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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (20%) - 7 (22%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (20%) - 5 (16%) -
Business Services - - 4 (13%) -
Software - - 3 (9%) -
Infrastructure - - 2 (6%) 280M (100%)
Construction 1 (20%) - 2 (6%) -
Manufacturing 1 (20%) - 2 (6%) -
Engineering - - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (20%) - 1 (3%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Utilities - - 1 (3%) -
Total 5 - 32 $280M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (100%) - 30 (94%) 280M (100%)
  Texas 2 (40%) - 7 (22%) -
  California 1 (20%) - 4 (13%) -
  Minnesota 1 (20%) - 2 (6%) -
  Washington - - 2 (6%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (6%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (6%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (6%) -
  Kansas 1 (20%) - 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 5 (100%) - 30 (94%) 280M (100%)
Cross-border - - 2 (6%) -
Total 5 - 32 $280M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) - 21 (66%) -
Growth Capital 1 (20%) - 3 (9%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (20%) - 3 (9%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (6%) 280M (100%)
Venture - - 2 (6%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (20%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 5 - 32 $280M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 11 (41%) 1.3B (100%)
Trade Sale 6 (22%) -
IPO 5 (19%) -
Secondary Sale 4 (15%) -
Sold to Management 1 (4%) -
Total 27 $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
Investor(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Strategic(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
15%
4 (15%)
Strategic(s)
63%
17 (63%)

FAQ

When was GFI Energy Ventures founded?

GFI Energy Ventures was founded in 1995.

What type of investor is GFI Energy Ventures?

GFI Energy Ventures is a private equity firm.

Where is GFI Energy Ventures headquartered?

GFI Energy Ventures is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

How much capital does GFI Energy Ventures have under management?

GFI Energy Ventures has 1.8B USD under management.

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