Sale of eSight Energy

PEM Corporate Finance acted as lead adviser to Simon Durrant on the sale of the company to BID Equity, a German private equity firm.

What we did

PEM Corporate Finance were appointed by eSight Energy Group, a leading developer and supplier of energy management software, to sell the company. We ran a comprehensive marketing process which attracted strong interest, and particularly from overseas buyers.  Our team was hands on throughout, project managing the sale process so the client could continue to focus on the business and other commitments.

Company background

For more than 20 years, eSight has created sophisticated solutions for tracking and improving customers’ energy consumption. It offers a market leading product which allows users to lower their energy consumption, whilst reducing costs and carbon emissions by up to 30%. eSight’s market spans facilities management, public sector, property, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and education, resulting in a truly blue chip client base across 60 countries worldwide. The company is headquartered in Cambridge.

What was special?

With only two weeks to completion, the preferred trade buyer withdrew from the process. As PEMCF was managing the sale process, we were able to quickly reopen negotiations with the second choice buyer despite their terms being very different to the initial deal.

Deal Structure

BID Equity acquired 100% of the shares from Simon Durrant.