How has the exit activity for energy technology developed in the first half of 2019? This blog post explores energy technology exit metrics through Q2 2019 and compares them to previous years. The graph below shows the number of energy technology exits by year, stacked by quarters.
As the graphic demonstrates, energy technology has seen a total of 9 exit events through Q2 of this year. This represents 56% of the total exits in 2018, and 69% of the exits through Q2 in 2018. Some of the exit events in Q2 2019 include Archeio Technologies’ acquisition by Quorum Software, FirstFuel Software’s acquisition by Tendril, and Rive Technology’s acquisition by WR Grace.
A straight-line projection of the completed exit activity this year would come out to 18 exit events, which exceeds the total exits in 2018 by 13%. On the other hand, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 exit activity would come out to 11 exit events, which falls short of the total exits in 2018 by 31%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, energy technology exit activity in 2019 is projected to be relatively on par with the exit activity in 2018.