E Source Expands Predictive Data Science Offering with Acquisition of StrategyWise

Align Capital Partners (“ACP”) announced today the closing of a fourth strategic add-on for its utility intelligence platform E Source.  StrategyWise (the “Company”) is a provider of predictive analytics services and artificial intelligence (“AI”) consulting to a growing number of utility customers.  The Company helps customers fully leverage their data in forecasting applications such as customer purchase propensities, asset generation curves and capital deployment decisions.

Based in Birmingham, AL, StrategyWise offers comprehensive services ranging from developing a data science strategy to providing custom machine learning solutions.  “StrategyWise was established with the goal of helping organizations use their data to thrive,” said Joshua Jones, CEO of StrategyWise.  “We’ve seen tremendous growth as a result of our recent focus in utilities, and we’re watching our clients save real dollars in O&M and capital costs,” said Jones, who will now serve as the VP of Market Innovation for E Source’s Data Science Division.  “We feel E Source is the perfect partner to take these tools to market.  Its nationwide platform will help us grow to the next level.”

E Source provides subscription, software and consulting-based services for thousands of utility employees and senior leaders across North America.  “StrategyWise is a great complement to our data science division,” said E Source CEO Wayne Greenberg.  “The Company’s success in helping utilities realize the power of their data, combined with its talented team, is a major enhancement.  We are looking forward to the StrategyWise team joining E Source.”

The StrategyWise acquisition represents continued efforts by E Source to bring industry-leading services to its customers to help them make data-driven decisions.  ACP acquired E Source in June of 2019 and announced earlier this year the acquisitions of QuadROI, UtiliWorks Consulting and Trove Predictive Data Science.  StrategyWise will be united under the E Source brand in the months ahead.

“With the addition of StrategyWise’s talented team of data scientists, E Source further solidifies itself as a valuable, data-driven and tactical solutions provider for utilities,” said Rob Langley, ACP Managing Partner and Co-Founder.  StrategyWise has been named to Inc.’s 5000 List for the past two years.

Operating Partner Dave Perotti, Vice President Matt Iodice and Associate Corey Roe worked alongside Mr. Langley on the transaction.

About E Source

E Source is the leading problem solver focused solely on electric, gas, and water utilities and municipalities.  The Company provides predictive analytics, market research, benchmarking data, and consulting services to more than 300 utilities, municipalities and their partners.  E Source’s data and experience helps customers make the best data-driven decisions to strengthen customer relationships, plan for tomorrow’s infrastructure needs, and further their environmental sustainability while becoming more innovative and responsive in the rapidly evolving market.  For more information, visit esource.com.