SCF Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, SCF Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

SCF Partners’ most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (35%) and business services (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and growth capital (12%). In total, SCF Partners has invested in 4 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired Complete Production Services - Canadian wireline operations for $45M.

In the last 3 years, SCF Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (30%). SCF Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Flint Energy Services for $1.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity55
    • M&A Buy Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

SCF Partners

600 Travis, Suite 6600,
Houston, Texas 77002
United States
(713) 227-7888
www.scfpartners.com

SCF Partners Ltd. is a specialist private equity firm that targets investments in energy service and equipment companies with operations around the world. SCF provides both equity capital and strategic guidance over the life of the investment which typically lasts five years. The Firm's target investment size is $10 to $100 million. SCF looks to grow portfolio companies through internal growth initiatives and through acquisitions. SCF Partners was formed in 1989 and is based in Houston, Texas, with additional offices in Aberdeen, Scotland and Calgary, Alberta.


Investment Criteria

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

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, Central Asia/India

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 29 - 2 2 1 1 35
vol $45M $45M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 18 - - 2 - - 20
vol $1.8B $1.8B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Contract Resources Pty Ltd. 2020-01-24 - Secondary Buyout
Rosebery, Australia · www.contractresources.com
Professional Directional Enterprises (ProDirectional) 2019-01-10 - Secondary Buyout
Conroe, Texas · www.prodirectional.com
Ruths.ai 2018-10-11 - Growth Capital
Houston, Texas · www.ruths.ai
Frontier Tubular Solutions LLC 2018-09-01 - Growth Capital
Houston, Texas · www.frontiertubular.com
Nine Energy Service, Inc. 2018-01-19 - IPO
Houston, Texas · www.nineenergyservice.com
Site Energy Services Ltd. 2018-01-01 - Merger
Sherwood Park, Alberta · www.siteenergy.com
Hi-Tech Industrial Services LLC 2017-09-01 - Growth Capital
Deer Park, Texas · www.hi-techindustrial.com
BCCK Holding Co. 2017-02-02 - Growth Capital
Midland, Texas · www.bcckholding.com
Shelf Subsea Pty Ltd 2015-08-25 - Divestiture
Osborne Park, Australia · www.shelfsubsea.com
Beckman Production Services, Inc. 2014-09-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Kalkaska, Michigan · www.beckmanproduction.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Centurion Group Ltd. 2012-12-01 Site Energy Services Ltd. 2018-01-01 7
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.centuriongroup.co.uk Sherwood Park, Alberta · www.siteenergy.com
Centurion Group Ltd. 2012-12-01 Oil Patch Group 2018-01-01 6
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.centuriongroup.co.uk Houston, Texas · www.oilpatchgroup.com
Centurion Group Ltd. 2012-12-01 ATR Group Ltd. 2016-07-28 5
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.centuriongroup.co.uk Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.atrgroup.co.uk
Centurion Group Ltd. 2012-12-01 RentAir Offshore Ltd. 2014-09-04 4
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.centuriongroup.co.uk Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.rentairoffshore.com
Centurion Group Ltd. 2012-12-01 Seanic Ocean Systems, Inc. 2014-09-04 3
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.centuriongroup.co.uk Houston, Texas · www.seanicusa.com
Centurion Group Ltd. 2012-12-01 Jacks Winches Pty Ltd. 2013-07-01 2
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.centuriongroup.co.uk Welshpool, Australia · www.jackswinches.com
Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. 2011-06-01 Vencor Production Testing Ltd. 2012-12-18 3
Houston, Texas · www.rockwaterenergy.com Whitecourt, Alberta · www.vencorproduction.com
Centurion Group Ltd. 2012-12-01 Conserve Oilfield Services Ltd. 2012-12-01 1
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.centuriongroup.co.uk London, United Kingdom · www.conserveplc.com
Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. 2011-06-01 Southwest Proppants & Services LLC 2012-06-01 2
Houston, Texas · www.rockwaterenergy.com Midland, Texas
Rockwater Energy Solutions, Inc. 2011-06-01 Silverline Transportation LLC 2012-06-01 1
Houston, Texas · www.rockwaterenergy.com Odessa, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 3 (20%) 45M (100%) 12 (34%) 45M (100%)
Business Services 4 (27%) - 5 (14%) -
Manufacturing 1 (7%) - 5 (14%) -
Environmental 1 (7%) - 2 (6%) -
Machinery - - 2 (6%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Communications 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Distribution - - 1 (3%) -
Diversified 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Electronics - - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Marine 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Software 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 $45M 35 $45M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (53%) - 19 (54%) -
  Texas 6 (40%) - 16 (46%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Louisiana 1 (7%) - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
Canada 2 (13%) 45M (100%) 8 (23%) 45M (100%)
  Alberta 1 (7%) - 5 (14%) -
United Kingdom 2 (13%) - 5 (14%) -
Australia 3 (20%) - 3 (9%) -
Domestic 8 (53%) - 19 (54%) -
Cross-border 7 (47%) 45M (100%) 16 (46%) 45M (100%)
Total 15 $45M 35 $45M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (27%) - 21 (60%) -
Growth Capital 4 (27%) - 4 (11%) -
Divestiture 2 (13%) 45M (100%) 3 (9%) 45M (100%)
Consolidation 3 (20%) - 3 (9%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (13%) - 2 (6%) -
PIPE - - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Total 15 $45M 35 $45M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 7 (35%) 1.8B (100%)
Trade Sale 7 (35%) -
Merger 4 (20%) -
IPO 2 (10%) -
Total 20 $1.8B

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $45M
TOTAL $45M
Largest Complete Production Services - Canadian wireline operations
$45M (2012-02-02)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 1 $533M
< $100M 1 $19M
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest Flint Energy Services Ltd.
$1.3B (2012-05-14)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
40%
2 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
3 60%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
13%
1 13%
Strategic(s)
88%
7 88%

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