Sale to Schneider Electric SA

Technology & Services
Sale to Schneider Electric SA


Robert W. Baird & Co. served as the exclusive financial advisor to Summit


Summit Energy Services, Inc. (“Summit”), a portfolio company of Weston Presidio, was recently acquired by Schneider Electric SA (“Schneider Electric”) (ENXTPA: SU) for a total purchase price of $268 million.

Summit is the leading independent provider of outsourced energy management and sustainability services to industrial, commercial and institutional enterprises worldwide. Summit serves client facilities in more than 90 countries from 11 international offices across North America and Europe. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Summit’s 350 experienced professionals design and implement strategies to mitigate risk and manage the complex energy and environmental needs of some of the world’s largest organizations.

Weston Presidio is a leading private equity firm focused on growth capital investments across a range of sectors including business services, manufacturing and industrial and consumer and retail. Since its founding in 1991, it has managed five investment funds aggregating over $3.3 billion. The Weston Presidio team has helped identify, build and maximize value in over 300 leading growth companies.

Headquartered in Paris, France, Schneider Electric is a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries. Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, Schneider Electric’s 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of €19.6 billion in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Brian McDonagh (704) 553-6611
Les Cheek (617) 426-5789
Peter Kies (414) 765-7262
John Lanza (414) 298-7669
Jonathan Harrison 44 (0) 207 667 8414
Hubble Hausman (414) 298-5018
Technology & Services
Sale to Schneider Electric SA
April 2011
Summit Energy Services, Inc.
Technology & Services
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location