ARC Financial Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

ARC Financial’s most common sectors for investment are oil/gas exploration (67%) and energy services and equipment (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (59%) and pipe (17%). In total, ARC Financial has invested in 1 US state and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Kanata Energy Group for $330M.

In the last 3 years, ARC Financial has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). ARC Financial’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold C&C Energia for $500M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15

ARC Financial Corp.

4300, 400 - 3 Avenue South West,
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4H2
Canada,
(403) 292-0680
www.arcfinancial.com
genfeedback@arcfinancial.com

ARC Financial Corp is a specialist private equity firm that invests in Canadian energy companies. Specific areas of interest include emerging resources/drilling technologies, oil sands, and oilfield services. ARC looks to commit $25 to $100 million per transaction. Transaction types include buyouts, growth capital financings, and recapitalizations. ARC Financial Corp. was formed in 1989 and is headquartered in Calgary.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Energy Services and Equipment, Oil/Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 50 200
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of CAD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 12 - - - - - 12
vol $1.4B $1.4B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 - - - 2 - 6
vol $500M $500M
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
BluEarth Renewables, Inc. 2019-05-16 - Secondary Buyout
Calgary, Alberta · www.bluearthrenewables.com
Canbriam Energy, Inc. 2019-05-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Calgary, Alberta · www.canbriam.com
Steelhead Petroleum Ltd. 2015-10-22 - Acquisition Financing
Calgary, Alberta · www.steelheadpetroleum.com
Global Tubing LLC 2013-06-05 - Secondary Buyout
Dayton, Texas · www.global-tubing.com
Kanata Energy Group Ltd. 2013-01-31 330M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Calgary, Alberta · www.kanataenergy.com
Modern Resources, Inc. 2012-12-01 228M CAD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Calgary, Alberta · www.modernresources.ca
Huron Energy Corp. 2012-11-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Calgary, Alberta · www.huronenergy.ca
C&C Energia Ltd. 2012-11-20 500M USD Add-on Acquisition
Bogotá, Colombia · www.ccenergialtd.com
Sitka Exploration Ltd. 2012-07-26 - Venture
Calgary, Alberta
Beringer Energy, Inc. 2012-07-04 - Venture
Calgary, Alberta · www.beringerenergy.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Steelhead Petroleum Ltd. 2015-10-22 Toro Oil & Gas Ltd. 2017-02-01 1
Calgary, Alberta · www.steelheadpetroleum.com Calgary, Alberta · www.torooil.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 6 (86%) 675M (67%) 8 (67%) 775M (70%)
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (14%) 330M (33%) 2 (17%) 330M (30%)
Manufacturing - - 1 (8%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (8%) -
Total 7 $1.0B 12 $1.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 7 (100%) 1.0B (100%) 10 (83%) 1.0B (91%)
  Alberta 7 (100%) 1.0B (100%) 10 (83%) 1.0B (91%)
Colombia - - 1 (8%) 100M (9%)
United States - - 1 (8%) -
  Texas - - 1 (8%) -
Domestic 7 (100%) 1.0B (100%) 10 (83%) 1.0B (91%)
Cross-border - - 2 (17%) 100M (9%)
Total 7 $1.0B 12 $1.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (57%) 1.0B (100%) 7 (58%) 1.0B (91%)
PIPE - - 2 (17%) 100M (9%)
Venture 2 (29%) - 2 (17%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (14%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 7 $1.0B 12 $1.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (33%) 500M (100%)
Secondary Sale 2 (33%) -
Trade Sale 2 (33%) -
Total 6 $500M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $1.3B
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $1.4B
Largest Kanata Energy Group Ltd.
$330M (2013-01-31)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $500M
TOTAL $500M
Largest C&C Energia Ltd.
$500M (2012-11-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
29%
2 29%
Strategic(s)
71%
5 71%