INVESTING IN INNOVATION

Growing innovators into high-impact performers

GEC provides growth capital to innovative energy technology, software and service companies aligned with the goal of improving the traditional and alternative energy supply chain. We concentrate on those businesses striving to decarbonize, enhance efficiencies and craft sustainable long-term solutions to the growing global demand for energy.

OUR INVESTMENT CRITERIA

At GEC, we invest in entrepreneur-owned lower middle-market companies with an enterprise value between $15 and $100 million, based primarily in North America with global market expansion potential.

ACCELERATING GROWTH

We partner with high performing companies generating attractive margins seeking to accelerate growth and expand market reach. We favor companies with strong competitive advantage gained through innovative, patented processes and technology.

To drive growth, we convene our Executives-in-Residence to augment management teams, guiding strategic and tactical action plans while leveraging our network to enhance opportunities.

LONG-TERM FLEXIBLE CAPITAL

GEC invests to build long-term value primarily through control investments of:
  • Growth capital as equity and/or convertible debt
  • Investment between $10 to $60 million
  • Disciplined value-oriented entry
  • Minimal use of leverage
  • Milestone-linked follow-on investment

OUR INVESTMENTS

GEC provides growth capital to innovative clean energy technology companies.

We invest in founder-led companies with products and services generally supported by proprietary patented technology. We actively work alongside our management teams to foster innovation and grow companies into new geographic markets.

  • Current
  • Realized

FREEDOM SOLAR
Entry: 2021

The largest residential and commercial solar installer in Texas and recently expanded to Colorado. Leading service platform combining design, installation, planning, certification, and execution.
freedomsolarpower.com

CUMULUS DIGITAL SYSTEMS
Entry: 2020

SaaS provider of safety and quality assurance solutions. Digitalizes bolted joint management for highly complex assets, such as wind turbines, solar farms, data centers and refineries.
cumulusds.com

STAGE
Entry: 2020

Step-change developer of patented multi-stage completions systems which drive massive cost savings and environmental benefits in completing an unconventional well.
stagecompletions.com

FLOWCO
Entry: 2017

Designs, manufactures, installs and services artificial lift equipment. North American market leader in gas lift and plunger lift systems.
flowcosolutions.com

LOCUS BIO-ENERGY
Entry: 2019

Provides effective, environmentally friendly, non-bacterial alternatives to traditional production and completions stimulation chemicals.
locusbioenergy.com

ESTIS COMPRESSION
Entry: 2019

Market leader in High Pressure Gas Lift compression, which replaces costly and failure prone ESPs as the initial artificial lift method used in a well.
estiscompression.com

DJR ENERGY
Entry: 2017

Carbon Neutral Upstream oil and gas company using technical expertise to build a premier position in the San Juan Basin.  2021 GHG Emission Reduction has been certified and verified.
djrllc.com

OLA
Entry: 2018

Independent consulting business providing unbiased chemical testing and analytics.
ola-us.com

GustoMSC
Entry: 2012 Exit: 2018

Global leader in offshore equipment engineering, including wind farm installation and maintenance.  The company was sold to National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV).
gustomsc.com

RINGERS
Entry: 2012 Exit: 2019

Leading provider of high-specification gloves demonstrated to cost-effectively mitigate hand injuries.  The company was sold to Ansell (ASX:ANN).
ansell.com

PREMIUM
Entry: 2012 Exit: 2017

Designed, engineered and distributed patented products for drilling rig equipment. The company was sold to Quantum Energy Partners.
premiumoilfield.com

VORTEX
Entry: 2008 Exit: 2012

Manufactured patented mixing, blending and separating equipment that combine bulk materials and fluids. The company was sold to Alfa Laval Group.
(Stockholm: ALFA)
alfalaval.nl

BASS DRILL
Entry: 2008 Exit: 2011

BassDrill operated tender assist, offshore drilling vessels. The company was sold to other investors.
atlanticatd.com

FRONTIER
Entry: 2008 Exit: 2010

Frontier Drilling owned and operated offshore drilling vessels. The company was sold to Noble Corp.
(US: NE).