Generational Equity Advises Katko in Merger with Turning Basin Capital

By Generational Equity


Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the merger of its client, Katko, Ltd., with Basin Energy Group, an affiliate of Turning Basin Capital. The transaction closed November 3, 2017.

Headquartered in Carmichaels, PA, Katko has been an industry-leading production and midstream services firm for over 22 years by specializing in well hook up services, maintenance of midstream and production assets, and specialty welding services in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Its customers include natural gas and oil producers as well as midstream operators in the Appalachian region.

"I believe Turning Basin Capital, through its portfolio company Basin Energy Group, is the best partner for Katko to achieve its objectives," said John Bettem, president of Katko.

"This merger allows Katko and its employees to be part of one of the region's most comprehensive service firms with the capability to cover any producer or midstream operator focused on the Marcellus/Utica Basin."

Turning Basin Capital, a private equity firm based in Richmond, VA, focuses on lower middle market companies that cater to the energy and power sectors.

Turning Basin provides equity capital to fund growth initiatives and to facilitate ownership transition for companies in oil and gas development, production, and transportation; conventional as well as renewable/distributed power generation; and electric transmission and distribution.

With the addition of Katko, Basin Energy Group has grown to more than 300 employees operating in five offices covering seven states.

"We are excited to add John to the Basin Energy Group board of directors as we look to build Basin into the premier production services firm in the region," said Bill Johnson, president and CEO of Basin.

Generational Equity Managing Director Doug Smith's team, led by Vice President Ryan Johnson, successfully closed the deal. Generational Equity Senior Managing Director Thomas Hamm established the initial relationship with Katko.

"It was a pleasure to work with these companies to help them both find the optimal merger for their investors and their businesses," said Johnson. "Together, Katko and Basin Energy Group can take advantage of the rapidly changing and growing energy market in the Appalachian region."

About Generational Equity

Generational Equity is part of the Generational Group headquartered in Dallas and is one of the leading M&A advisory firms in North America.

With over 200 professionals located throughout North America, Generational Equity helps business owners release the wealth of their business by providing merger, acquisition and strategic growth advisory services. Their four-step approach features exit planning education, business valuation, value enhancement strategies, and M&A transactional services.

The M&A Advisor recently named the company its 2016 Investment Banking Firm of the Year. For more, visit or the Generational Equity press room.

About Generational

Headquartered in Dallas, Generational is one of the leading M&A advisory firms in North America.

With more than 350 professionals located throughout 17 offices in North America, the companies help business owners release the wealth of their business by providing growth consulting, merger, acquisition, and wealth management services. Their six-step approach features strategic and tactical growth consulting, exit planning education, business valuation, value enhancement strategies, M&A transactional services, and wealth management.

The M&A Advisor named the company Investment Banking Firm of the Year three years in a row, Valuation Firm of the Year in 2020, and North American Investment Bank of the Year in 2022 as well as Consulting Firm of the Year. For more information, visit