Ara Partners, an industrial decarbonization-focused private equity firm, has acquired Anesco Holdings, the parent company of the Anesco Group, through its portfolio company Aksiom Services Group, a technical and commercial service provider to the European infrastructure market.
The acquisition of Anesco is the second by Aksiom Services Group, following the April 2021 acquisition of Stockton-on-Tees-based Px Group, which provides integrated infrastructure solutions.
Anesco is a UK-based renewable energy company that manages the development, design, construction, maintenance and market optimization of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The company has developed and constructed solar farms and energy storage facilities
Charles Cherington, co-founder and managing partner of Ara Partners, said, “Our focus is on accelerating decarbonization by investing in and building ambitious companies such as Anesco that have energy efficiency and sustainability at their heart. Anesco is an outstanding acquisition to Aksiom Services Group and we look forward to working with Mark Futyan and the entire team to grow the business.”
Mark Futyan, who joined Anesco as CEO in 2020, will continue to lead the business with the support of the senior management team.
Futyan commented, “This is a pivotal moment for Anesco, as we gear up to deliver the next wave of large scale, subsidy-free solar and energy storage capacity. Ara Partners and Aksiom Services Group are ideal partners for Anesco, due to their strong focus on the services business model and commitment to supporting the net zero energy transition. We look forward to working with our new investors to accelerate Anesco’s growth in both our core business areas and by entering new markets.”