ARC Financial Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, ARC Financial has acquired 1 company.

ARC Financial’s most common sectors for investment are oil/gas exploration (58%) and energy services and equipment (22%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (58%) and pipe (15%). 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 Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 13 - - - - 1 14
vol $1.4B $1.4B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 - - 2 - - 6
vol $500M $500M
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kiwetinohk Resources Corp. 2021-04-01 - Going Private
Calgary, Alberta · www.kiwetinohk.com
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
Longshore Resources Ltd. 2016-06-16 - Growth Capital
Calgary, Alberta · www.longshore.ca
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 5 (63%) 675M (67%) 8 (57%) 775M (70%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (25%) 330M (33%) 3 (21%) 330M (30%)
Environmental 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (7%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (7%) -
Total 8 $1.0B 14 $1.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 8 (100%) 1.0B (100%) 12 (86%) 1.0B (91%)
  Alberta 7 (88%) 1.0B (100%) 11 (79%) 1.0B (91%)
  British Columbia 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Colombia - - 1 (7%) 100M (9%)
United States - - 1 (7%) -
  Texas - - 1 (7%) -
Domestic 8 (100%) 1.0B (100%) 12 (86%) 1.0B (91%)
Cross-border - - 2 (14%) 100M (9%)
Total 8 $1.0B 14 $1.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (63%) 1.0B (100%) 8 (57%) 1.0B (91%)
PIPE - - 2 (14%) 100M (9%)
Venture 1 (13%) - 2 (14%) -
Going Private 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Growth Capital 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 8 $1.0B 14 $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
Investor(s)
33%
2 (33%)
Strategic(s)
83%
5 (83%)

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