Global Environment Fund Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Global Environment Fund has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 3 others.

Global Environment Fund’s most common sectors for investment are forest products (23%) and renewable energy (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (36%). In total, Global Environment Fund has invested in 11 US states and 19 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Peak Forest Products for $135M.

In the last 3 years, Global Environment Fund has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (62%). Global Environment Fund’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Essex for $521M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity66
    • M&A Buy Activity53
    • M&A Sell Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 23
  • Total Countries Invested 19
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 1

Global Environment Fund

2 Bethesda Metro Center Suite 440,
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
United States
(240) 482-8900
www.globalenvironmentfund.com

Global Environment Fund (GEF) is a global alternative asset manager dedicated to the energy, environmental, and natural resources sectors. Global Environment Fund was formed in 1990 and is based in Chevy Case, Maryland.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation, Utilities

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, Africa, Asia/Pacific, Central Asia/India, Latin/South America

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 (0.8/yr) # 49 - 2 2 - - 53
vol $135M $135M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 11 1 1 - - - 13
vol $560M $85M $645M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ESDS Software Solution Pvt. Ltd. 2018-06-05 - Growth Capital
Navi Mumbai, India · www.esds.co.in
Optimoz, Inc. 2018-05-21 - Venture
Bethesda, Maryland · www.optimoz.com
Cantaloupe Systems, Inc. 2017-11-07 85M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.cantaloupesys.com
GRO-WELL Brands, Inc. 2017-06-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tempe, Arizona · www.gro-well.com
Grupo Luminae Energia 2017-05-01 - Growth Capital
São Paulo, Brazil · www.luminae.com.br
Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. 2016-03-14 - Secondary Buyout
Manassas, Vermont · www.aurora.aero
ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd. 2014-07-01 - Growth Capital
Gurgaon, India · www.renewpower.in
Derive Systems, Inc. 2013-09-26 - Secondary Buyout
Sanford, Florida · www.derivesystems.com
Rishabh Instruments Pvt. Ltd. 2013-09-24 - Growth Capital
Nashik, India · www.rishabh.co.in
Imvelo Forests (Pty) Ltd. 2013-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mpumalanga, South Africa
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
GRO-WELL Brands, Inc. 2017-06-20 Pacific Topsoils, Inc. 2020-09-22 1
Tempe, Arizona · www.gro-well.com Mill Creek, Washington · www.pacifictopsoils.com
Derive Systems, Inc. 2013-09-26 Bully Dog Technologies 2014-03-04 1
Sanford, Florida · www.derivesystems.com American Falls, Idaho · www.bullydog.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Forest Products 7 (25%) 135M (100%) 12 (23%) 135M (100%)
Environmental 3 (11%) - 4 (8%) -
Renewable Energy 4 (14%) - 4 (8%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 4 (8%) -
Electrical Equipment 3 (11%) - 3 (6%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
Information Technology 2 (7%) - 3 (6%) -
Communications - - 2 (4%) -
Healthcare Services - - 2 (4%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (4%) -
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Automotive - - 1 (2%) -
Building Materials 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Business Services - - 1 (2%) -
Chemicals 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Infrastructure 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Utilities 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 $135M 53 $135M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (25%) - 19 (36%) -
  Maryland 2 (7%) - 4 (8%) -
  California 1 (4%) - 3 (6%) -
  Virginia - - 2 (4%) -
  Vermont - - 2 (4%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Florida 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Mexico - - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey - - 1 (2%) -
India 6 (21%) - 7 (13%) -
Brazil 3 (11%) - 6 (11%) -
South Africa 3 (11%) - 4 (8%) -
Hungary 2 (7%) - 2 (4%) -
Mozambique - - 2 (4%) -
Swaziland 1 (4%) 135M (100%) 1 (2%) 135M (100%)
United Kingdom 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Chile 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Ghana 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Hong Kong 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Mexico 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Tanzania 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Canada - - 1 (2%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (2%) -
China - - 1 (2%) -
Argentina - - 1 (2%) -
Malaysia - - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (2%) -
Thailand - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 7 (25%) - 19 (36%) -
Cross-border 21 (75%) 135M (100%) 34 (64%) 135M (100%)
Total 28 $135M 53 $135M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 12 (43%) - 26 (49%) -
Growth Capital 9 (32%) - 19 (36%) -
Venture 4 (14%) - 5 (9%) -
Divestiture 1 (4%) 135M (100%) 1 (2%) 135M (100%)
PIPE 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 28 $135M 53 $135M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 8 (62%) 606M (94%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (15%) 39M (6%)
Secondary Sale 2 (15%) -
IPO 1 (8%) -
Total 13 $645M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Hogan Lovells
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $135M
TOTAL $135M
Largest Peak Forest Products (Pty) Ltd. (Peak Timbers)
$135M (2012-05-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $521M
< $100M 2 $124M
TOTAL $645M
Largest Essex Corp.
$521M (2006-11-08)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
17%
2 17%
Strategic(s)
83%
10 83%

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