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Energy & Sustainability M&A Activity – December 2019

Recent M&A Activity:

  • November 1, 2019: Enbridge St. Lawrence Gas was acquired by Liberty Utilities, a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., from Enbridge Gas for $70 million.
  • November 1, 2019: Ambit Energy was acquired by Vistra Energy for approximately $475 million. The acquisition will consolidate Vistra Energy’s position among the leading residential retail electric providers in Texas and will help it gain a new complementary sales channel.
  • November 4, 2019: Zona Energy reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Principal Solar through a reverse merger.
  • November 4, 2019: White Star Petroleum was acquired by Contango Oil & Gas for $133 million. Following adjustment for the results of operations for the period between the effective and closing dates, and other estimated customary closing adjustments, Contango paid a total cash consideration of $95.8 million, which includes the previously funded cash deposit of $12.5 million.
  • November 4, 2019: Integrated Control Solutions (Midland) was acquired by SitePro for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is expected to increase SitePro’s service availability in the operating regions it serves.
  • November 5, 2019: Coking was acquired by CRU International for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition enables CRU International to take a prominent position in the refining industry conference space.
  • November 8, 2019: Equinor’s Eagle Ford stake was acquired by Repsol Oil & Gas Canada, a subsidiary of Repsol, for $325 million.
  • November 11, 2019: CUI Power Business, a business of CUI Global, was acquired by Bel Fuse for $32 million. The acquisition enables Bel Fuse to grow and utilize CUI’s success with electronic catalog distributors.
  • November 14, 2019: Banner Energy Services Corp acquired Mount Tam Biotechnologies through a reverse merger, resulting in the combined entity trading on the OTC Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BANM. Following the closing of the merger, the existing Mount Tam shareholders will have a combined ownership position of approximately 10% and the former Banner shareholders will collectively own approximately 90% of the outstanding stock.
  • November 20, 2019: Liberty Utilities reached a definitive agreement to acquire New York American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, for $608 million.
  • November 20, 2019: Central States Water Resources acquired Airview Utilities, Brooklyn Utilities, and Flushing Meadows Water System, each for an undisclosed amount.
  • November 20, 2019: W&W Energy Services was acquired by Petrofac for $22 million. The acquisition enables Petrofac to create a platform to grow its Engineering and Production Services division, using a low-risk reimbursable services model in the US onshore services market.
  • November 21, 2019: APR Energy reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Seaspan for $750 million. The transaction amount includes debt as well as the equity component valued at $425 million.

*Source: PitchBook


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Thomas R. Burton, III

Member / Chair, Energy & Sustainability Practice

Tom Burton has helped to shape the clean energy industry by drawing on his passion for innovation. As a Mintz attorney, Tom counsels investors, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 100 companies. He also guides start-up organizations and accelerators to foster the next generation of energy leaders.

Sahir Surmeli

Member / Co-chair, Energy & Sustainability Practice

Sahir Surmeli is a Mintz business counselor who advises companies, boards, entrepreneurs, investment banks, and venture and private equity investors as they build and grow companies. He handles public offerings, 144A and private financings, acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships.