O2 Investment Partners is pleased to announce that through EMEX, LLC it has made an investment in and created a strategic alliance with Patriot Energy Group to expand both companies’ geographic reach and service offerings.

Daniel Marzuola, CEO of EMEX, LLC, commented, “EMEX’s success is driven by our commitment to provide our customers with industry-leading service and support, and we are honored to continue those efforts with Patriot Energy Group. Our partnership with Patriot Energy Group is another major milestone for EMEX and continues our forward trajectory. We are excited to have the opportunity to expand with our new partners.”

Patriot Energy Group is one of the largest and fastest growing retail electricity and natural gas management firms in the country. Patriot Energy Group is an energy solutions leader that operates in all competitive markets throughout the United States with a strong focus in the northeast.

Mark Ianni, CEO of Patriot Energy Group, commented, “As a trusted advisor to our clients, I am confident that our new strategic alliance with EMEX will increase our ability to offer innovative solutions to both current and future clients while continuing our rapid growth within our industry. I look forward to a strong future together.”

Joe Vallee of O2 Investment Partners added, “The partnership between EMEX and Patriot allows both companies to achieve tremendous market growth across North America. Patriot Energy Group is an excellent strategic partner for EMEX, and we believe the combination will create game-changing opportunities within the energy industry.”

About O2 Investment Partners:
O2 Investment Partners is a Midwestern based private equity firm that seeks to acquire a majority interest in lower middle market manufacturing, niche distribution, and select service and technology businesses. The firm invests in businesses with earnings growth potential and a clear path to the creation of shareholder value.