White Deer Energy Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, White Deer Energy has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

White Deer Energy’s most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (65%) and oil/gas exploration (24%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (24%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (18%). In total, White Deer Energy has invested in 4 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired O-Tex Pumping for $52M.

In the last 3 years, White Deer Energy has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%). White Deer Energy’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Accelerated Companies for $430M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 1

White Deer Energy

700 Louisiana, Suite 4770,
Houston, Texas 77002
United States
(713) 581-6900
www.whitedeerenergy.com

White Deer Energy is a specialist private equity investment group focused on the energy sector. White Deer targets equity investments of $50 to $150 million in companies active in oil and gas production, oil service and equipment manufacturing and midstream infrastructure. Prospective transaction situations include companies in need of capital for growth, companies with follow-on opportunities, or management teams looking to continue to operate their companies. The Firm prefers control or co-control positions. White Deer Energy was formed in 2008 and has offices in Houston, Texas and New York, New York.


Investment Criteria

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

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, PIPE, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 150
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 12 2 - 1 1 1 17
vol $52M $52M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 3 1 3 - 1 - 8
vol $430M $589M $1.0B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Unicat Catalyst Technologies, Inc. 2020-09-17 - Growth Capital
Alvin, Texas · www.unicatcatalyst.com
On Point Oilfield Holdings LLC 2019-11-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.onpointoilfield.com
TorcSill Foundations LLC 2019-10-23 - Secondary Buyout
Pasadena, Texas · www.torcsill.com
Sun Energy Services 2018-07-06 - Secondary Buyout
Zelienople, Pennsylvania · www.deepwellservices.com
O-Tex Pumping LLC 2017-10-25 133M USD Add-on Acquisition
Midland, Texas · www.otexpumping.com
Epic Midstream LLC 2017-08-02 172M USD Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.epic-midstream.com
RockPile Energy Services LLC 2017-05-18 285M USD Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.rockpileenergy.com
RockPile Energy Services LLC 2016-09-08 - Divestiture
Denver, Colorado · www.rockpileenergy.com
Global Petro Storage (GPS Group) 2016-09-01 - Growth Capital
Singapore, Singapore · www.gpsgroup.com
Emerald Oil, Inc. 2016-03-22 - Bankruptcy
Denver, Colorado · www.emeraldoil.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Acteon Group Ltd. 2012-10-01 Viking SeaTech Ltd. 2017-08-16 3
Norwich, United Kingdom · www.acteon.com Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.vikingseatech.com
Acteon Group Ltd. 2012-10-01 Mirage Machines Ltd. 2017-08-16 1
Norwich, United Kingdom · www.acteon.com Derby, United Kingdom · www.miragemachines.com
Acteon Group Ltd. 2012-10-01 Bruce Anchor 2017-01-05 2
Norwich, United Kingdom · www.acteon.com Isle of Man, United Kingdom · www.bruceanchor.co.uk
Legacy Measurement Solutions, Inc. 2013-08-28 Wedge Energy Services LLC 2016-05-02 1
Addison, Texas · www.legacymeasurement.com Joshua, Texas · www.wedgeenergyservices.com
Acteon Group Ltd. 2012-10-01 UTEC Survey, Inc. 2014-11-01 1
Norwich, United Kingdom · www.acteon.com Houston, Texas · www.utecsurvey.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 7 (58%) - 11 (65%) 52M (100%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 3 (25%) - 4 (24%) -
Diversified 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Manufacturing 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 12 - 17 $52M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (83%) - 15 (88%) 52M (100%)
  Texas 5 (42%) - 8 (47%) 52M (100%)
  Oklahoma 4 (33%) - 4 (24%) -
  Colorado - - 2 (12%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
United Kingdom 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Singapore 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 12 - 17 $52M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 4 (33%) - 4 (24%) -
Growth Capital 2 (17%) - 3 (18%) 52M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (8%) - 3 (18%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (17%) - 3 (18%) -
Divestiture 1 (8%) - 2 (12%) -
Recapitalization 2 (17%) - 2 (12%) -
Total 12 - 17 $52M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (50%) 563M (55%)
Trade Sale 3 (38%) 456M (45%)
Bankruptcy 1 (13%) -
Total 8 $1.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Locke Lord LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $52M
TOTAL $52M
Largest O-Tex Pumping LLC
$52M (2011-01-07)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.0B
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest Accelerated Companies LLC
$430M (2014-10-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
71%
5 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
2 29%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
6 100%

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