Quantum Energy Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Quantum Energy Partners has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 7 others.

Quantum Energy Partners’ most common sectors for investment are oil/gas exploration (68%) and energy services and equipment (22%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (78%) and stake purchase (10%). In total, Quantum Energy Partners has invested in 7 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired Vantage Energy for $470M.

In the last 3 years, Quantum Energy Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (57%). Quantum Energy Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Oryx Midstream Services for $3.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity87
    • M&A Buy Activity71
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 3

Quantum Energy Partners

800 Capitol Street, Suite 3600,
Houston, Texas 77002
United States
(713) 452-2000
www.quantumep.com

Quantum Energy Partners is a specialist private equity firm focused on investments within the energy sector. Quantum's primary focus is on opportunities within the oil and gas upstream and midstream sectors, however, the Firm will also consider investments in oil field services and equipment, coal, power generation and transmission, and renewable/alternative energy. Quantum's target investment size is $100 to $400 million. Quantum invests in start-ups as well as established companies needing expansion capital. Quantum Energy Partners was formed in 1998 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Oil/Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy

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 - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 100 400
Enterprise Value 200 2,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 57 1 5 7 1 - 71
vol $1.1B $1.1B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 11 3 1 - 1 - 16
vol $1.8B $4.6B $3.6B $9.9B
  87

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
547 Energy LLC 2019-10-01 - Stake Purchase
Houston, Texas · www.547energy.com
Oryx Midstream Services LLC 2019-04-02 3.6B USD Secondary Buyout
Midland, Texas · www.oryxmidstream.com
ChargePoint, Inc. 2018-11-28 - Growth Capital
Campbell, California · www.chargepoint.com
Trace Midstream Partners, LLC 2018-10-03 - Stake Purchase
Houston, Texas · www.tracemidstream.com
Mesa Minerals Partners LLC 2018-10-01 - Stake Purchase
Houston, Texas · www.mesamineralsllc.com
ConnectGen LLC 2018-07-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Houston, Texas · www.connectgenllc.com
Premium Oilfield Technologies 2018-01-30 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.premiumoilfield.com
PetroLogistics II LLC 2018-01-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Houston, Texas
Stone Hill Minerals LLC 2018-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fort Worth, Texas · www.stonehillminerals.com
Phoenix Services LLC 2017-12-15 - Secondary Buyout
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania · www.phxslag.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Premium Oilfield Technologies 2018-01-30 Global Drilling Support 2019-11-04 1
Houston, Texas · www.premiumoilfield.com Houston, Texas · www.globaldrillingsupport.com
Quantum Utility Generation LLC 2010-08-01 Cahill Energy Barbados 2019-03-20 4
Houston, Texas · www.quantumug.com , Barbados
Quantum Utility Generation LLC 2010-08-01 Van Alstyne Energy Center 2015-05-27 3
Houston, Texas · www.quantumug.com Grayson County, Texas
Quantum Utility Generation LLC 2010-08-01 Union Valley Energy Center 2015-05-27 2
Houston, Texas · www.quantumug.com Wilson County, Texas
Quantum Utility Generation LLC 2010-08-01 Clear Springs Energy Center 2015-05-27 1
Houston, Texas · www.quantumug.com Guadalupe, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 12 (52%) - 48 (68%) 761M (72%)
Energy Services and Equipment 5 (22%) - 15 (21%) 300M (28%)
Renewable Energy 3 (13%) - 3 (4%) -
Metals/Mining 2 (9%) - 2 (3%) -
Business Services - - 1 (1%) -
Manufacturing 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Transportation - - 1 (1%) -
Total 23 - 71 $1.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 23 (100%) - 64 (90%) 1.1B (100%)
  Texas 16 (70%) - 43 (61%) 591M (56%)
  Colorado 4 (17%) - 8 (11%) 470M (44%)
  Oklahoma 1 (4%) - 5 (7%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (4%) - 4 (6%) -
  Louisiana - - 2 (3%) -
  California 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Utah - - 1 (1%) -
Canada - - 7 (10%) -
  Alberta - - 7 (10%) -
Domestic 23 (100%) - 64 (90%) 1.1B (100%)
Cross-border - - 7 (10%) -
Total 23 - 71 $1.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 15 (65%) - 55 (77%) 459M (43%)
Stake Purchase 4 (17%) - 7 (10%) 470M (44%)
Growth Capital 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (9%) - 2 (3%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (1%) 132M (12%)
Recapitalization - - 1 (1%) -
Total 23 - 71 $1.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (31%) 5.5B (55%)
Trade Sale 5 (31%) 861M (9%)
Secondary Sale 2 (13%) 3.6B (36%)
IPO 2 (13%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (6%) -
Merger 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $9.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
EVE Partners LLC
1
Legal Deals
Vinson & Elkins LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.0B
< $100M 1 $19M
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Vantage Energy LLC
$470M (2006-12-19)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $8.2B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.7B
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $9.9B
Largest Oryx Midstream Services LLC
$3.6B (2019-04-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
3 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
1 25%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
3 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
9 75%

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