Blackstone (NYSE: BX) announced that Blackstone Energy Partners has agreed to acquire Irth Solutions. Irth is a provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions that automate processes for damage prevention and asset protection across critical network infrastructure assets. Additionally, Irth collects and analyzes operational and environmental data and runs risk management analytics for its blue-chip customer base across the energy, utilities, telecom and media end-markets. Its products and services support electric grid resiliency, electric vehicle penetration, 5G infrastructure build-out, emissions reduction efforts and help improve the safety and efficiency of pipeline operations. The acquisition of Irth continues Blackstone Energy Partners’ focus on investing in companies that support critical infrastructure and the global energy transition.
Brad Gammons, CEO of Irth Solutions, said: “The entire team is thrilled to have the support of Blackstone and their resources. We believe their expertise in infrastructure, energy services, data science and technology will be invaluable as we increasingly look to scale and strengthen our services and capabilities.”
Following the acquisition, Irth Solutions will retain its name and continue to operate independently as a Blackstone portfolio company. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of December. Lazard and Lincoln International acted as financial advisors to Irth, and Ropes & Gray acted as the company’s legal advisor. Kirkland & Ellis served as legal advisor to Blackstone.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.