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Align Capital Partners acquires E Source

Align Capital Partners (ACP) has acquired E Source, a provider of customer-focused research, data, and consulting for utilities and their partners. 

Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, E Source provides subscription-based market intelligence services for thousands of utility employees and senior leaders across North America. The Company’s unique insights into key areas of demand side management, customer experience, and marketing, help utilities adapt to ever-changing business and market conditions. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“ACP’s investment is a significant milestone for our company, our employees, and our customers,” says E Source CEO, Wayne Greenberg. “We’ve already established ourselves as the market leader in the areas where utilities intersect with their customers, and now we have a financial and strategic partner who will help us leverage and build upon that position to accelerate our growth.”
ACP’s investment in E Source, the first institutional capital in the business, will help grow the Company’s existing portfolio of customer energy and customer experience solutions both organically and through add-on acquisitions. E Source will seek to increase value within its membership services, expand its consulting practice, and introduce software solutions to advance utility customer engagement efforts.  Specific growth avenues include enhancements surrounding distributed energy resources, innovation, and human centred-design.
“E Source sets the standard for best in class research, data, and consulting in the utility industry,” says Robert Langley, Align Capital Partners Managing Partner and Co-Founder. “We’re excited to partner with this talented and innovative company and believe that E Source’s market position and entrenched customer relationships will provide enhanced value for add-on acquisitions once they become part of the E Source family.”
Gino Porazzo, a veteran operating executive and former COO of CLEAResult, has agreed to join E Source’s Board of Directors as an Outside Board Member. Porazzo will help E Source achieve strategic organic growth initiatives and execute upon a buy and build strategy. 

Porazzo says: “Given E Source’s stellar market reputation and utility market intelligence capabilities, they are extremely well positioned to scale and I am excited to be a part of the Company’s next transformative growth phase.”
Operating Partner David Perotti, Vice President Matt Iodice and Associate Corey Roe worked alongside Langley on the transaction.  

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