The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire the Aberdeen-headquartered mechanical and electrical services specialist EnerMech Group from Lime Rock Partners.
The transaction is expected to close in Q4 2018, subject to customary anti-trust and regulatory approvals.
Equity for this investment will come from Carlyle International Energy Partners (CIEP), a $2.5 billion fund that invests in the global oil and gas sector outside North America. The Fund’s mandate includes exploration & production, mid-stream, downstream and oil field services. Credit Suisse, Lloyds and DNB have underwritten the all-senior rated loan financing the acquisition.
EnerMech provides a range of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation services to the global energy and infrastructure industries. With operations in Australia, the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Caspian, Africa and Asia, the business provides innovative integrated solutions that maximise efficiencies across multiple phases of the asset lifecycle from pre-commissioning, commissioning, maintenance and operations support, through to late life support.
EnerMech employs 3,500 staff across 40 locations in the UK, Norway, the Middle East, Caspian, Asia, Africa, Australia and Americas. The company works on large scale projects across the oil and gas, LNG, renewables, defence, power, infrastructure and petrochemicals sectors.
Doug Duguid, CEO of EnerMech, said: “This transaction marks the beginning of a new chapter for EnerMech as we continue to develop our business, grow our global footprint and enter new markets. We are excited to be partnering with CIEP, whose expertise and track record in the energy space will provide valuable support for our strategy and next phase of growth.”
Marcel van Poecke, Head of Carlyle International Energy Partners, said: “EnerMech is an attractive, well-positioned international integrated energy, infrastructure and industrial services company, led by a strong team. The company has multiple avenues for growth. We believe potential synergies across CIEP’s portfolio companies as well as the broader Carlyle family are attractive. We look forward to working with the team and supporting EnerMech’s continued growth.”
John Reynolds, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Lime Rock Partners, said: “We have greatly valued our partnership with Doug Duguid, Michael Buchan and the entire EnerMech team as we supported the business’s growth and transformation since inception. We are confident that the company will continue to thrive under Carlyle’s ownership.”