Blue Earth said Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Kenmont Solutions for 1.75 million shares. Also, Donald R. Kendall, Jr. has been named Blue Earth Capital‘s CEO and president. Based in Houston, Kenmont Solutions is an investment management firm.
HENDERSON, NV–(Marketwired – February 05, 2014) – Blue Earth, Inc. (OTCQB: BBLU) a renewable energy and energy efficiency services company, announced today that it has closed on the acquisition of Kenmont Solutions Capital GP, LLC (“Kenmont Solutions”), a capital formation entity, for 1.75 million shares and other consideration. Donald R. Kendall, Jr. also becomes the CEO/President of Blue Earth Capital, Inc. As CEO/President, Mr. Kendall will focus on sourcing equity and debt capital for the Company’s combined heat and power (“CHP”) or cogeneration projects, solar PV projects and energy efficiency projects. The capital formation entity will also source capital for strategic acquisitions and joint development opportunities.
Donald R. Kendall, Jr., is the founding Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Kenmont Solutions, an investment management firm specializing in alternative investments and private equity. He also serves as a director of American Midstream Partners, LP, Solar City Corporation, Stream Energy and Tangent Energy Solutions, Inc.
Mr. Kendall utilized his extensive background in the power, energy and clean energy industries overseeing event driven, distressed, capital structure arbitrage and private equity investments in these sectors for Carlson Capital, L.P., while overseeing Kenmont Solutions private equity and venture capital fund of funds.
From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Kendall was President of Cogen Technologies Capital Company, L.P. (“Cogen”). His responsibilities included acquisitions, domestic and international project development, project and corporate financings, asset management, strategic planning and the initiation of Cogen’s planned reorganization, initial public offering and ultimate sale for $1.1 billion. Cogen developed, constructed, financed and/or acquired over 1,250 MW of power projects and completed over $1.5 billion of financings.
Previously Mr. Kendall ran project finance and leasing groups at Credit Suisse First Boston, Drexel Burnham and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Kendall’s activities concentrated heavily in the energy, alternative energy and clean fuel technologies, transportation and other heavily capital intensive industries. Mr. Kendall also established and managed private equity programs including one focused on hard assets (power plants, steel mills, auto manufacturing facilities, coal handling facilities, aircraft, and vessels, etc.) that exceeded $1.5 billion.
Mr. Kendall received a B.A. degree from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. magna cum laude from The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. He is on the Board of Overseers of The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College and is a Board member of Earthwatch International and the Prospect Park Alliance. He has also served as Co-Chairperson of The Jane Goodall Institute, The Houston Zoo and its Conservation Committee, and as a Trustee of Hamilton College, as well as a member of its Investment Committee. Mr. Kendall has been active in conservation projects globally and is currently involved in the formation of a trans-frontier wildlife park involving Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Mr. Kendall stated, “I am excited to work with the Blue Earth team to create value for our stakeholders and pursue creative financial solutions for Blue Earth and its customers.”
“We are delighted to add Mr. Kendall as an executive officer to our management team as CEO/President Blue Earth Capital, Inc. His finance and co-generation operating experiences are an ideal complement to our Blue Earth team. Existing CHP, Solar EPC and energy efficiency/technology projects are on schedule to meet the completion timelines presented in recent presentations. We expect the addition of Mr. Kendall to accelerate capital formation and bring other growth opportunities to each of these business units,” stated Johnny R. Thomas, CEO of Blue Earth, Inc.
BBLU is engaged in the clean technology industry with a primary focus on the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors. We strive to participate in the global movement for a sustainable planet by offering products and services that will optimize energy use, reduce harmful environmental emissions and substantially reduce energy costs to our customers. For more information about Blue Earth, Inc., please visit www.blueearthinc.com.