PowerSecure buys Lime Energy’s energy services arm

PowerSecure has acquired Lime Energy‘s (LIME) energy services company (ESCO) support business, which serves major ESCOs in delivering energy efficiency upgrades for large facilities, for $1.9 million in cash. PowerSecure also will assume $3.7 million of net liabilities related to projects in progress.

PowerSecure takes over about $27 million of projects previously awarded to Lime Energy and expects to recognize the revenue and profit from these projects as they are completed.

PowerSecure expects that the transaction will be accretive to EBIDTA and earnings in 2013, subject to finalization of the accounting related to the amortization of intangible assets. PowerSecure will reflect these projects in its reported revenue backlog as customer transition, permitting and bonding matters are finalized.

With the acquisition, PowerSecure adds to its portfolio of energy efficient facility technologies and expertise, which now includes lighting solutions, HVAC system upgrades, building envelope upgrades, transformer efficiency upgrades and water conservation systems.

The business serves ESCOs by providing energy efficiency solutions across a range of facilities, including high-rise office buildings, distribution facilities, manufacturing plants, retail sites, mixed use complexes, large government sites and small, local facilities.

PowerSecure’s strong financial position is a catalyst for the transaction, given the projects’ stringent performance bonding requirements, PowerSecure’s exceptional balance sheet and track record of success on large infrastructure projects.

PowerSecure International Inc. is a provider of utility and energy technologies to electric utilities, and their industrial, institutional and commercial customers. PowerSecure provides products and services in the areas of distributed generation, energy efficiency and utility infrastructure.

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