ARC Financial Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, ARC Financial has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

ARC Financial’s most common sectors for investment areoil/gas exploration (54%) and energy services and equipment (20%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (54%) and venture (14%). 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (72%). 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 Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • 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 (0.4/yr) # 13 - - - - 2 15
vol $1.4B $1.4B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 4 - - 2 1 - 7
vol $500M $109M $609M
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Silfab Solar, Inc. 2021-09-15 - Growth Capital
Mississauga, Ontario · www.silfabsolar.com
Kiwetinohk Resources Corp. 2021-04-01 - Going Private
Calgary, Alberta · www.kiwetinohk.com
Modern Resources, Inc. 2020-11-02 109M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Calgary, Alberta · www.modernresources.ca
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 4 (50%) 447M (58%) 8 (53%) 775M (70%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (25%) 330M (42%) 3 (20%) 330M (30%)
Renewable Energy 1 (13%) - 2 (13%) -
Environmental 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (7%) -
Total 8 $777M 15 $1.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 8 (100%) 777M (100%) 13 (87%) 1.0B (91%)
  Alberta 6 (75%) 777M (100%) 11 (73%) 1.0B (91%)
  Ontario 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
  British Columbia 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Colombia - - 1 (7%) 100M (9%)
United States - - 1 (7%) -
  Texas - - 1 (7%) -
Domestic 8 (100%) 777M (100%) 13 (87%) 1.0B (91%)
Cross-border - - 2 (13%) 100M (9%)
Total 8 $777M 15 $1.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (50%) 777M (100%) 8 (53%) 1.0B (91%)
PIPE - - 2 (13%) 100M (9%)
Growth Capital 2 (25%) - 2 (13%) -
Venture 1 (13%) - 2 (13%) -
Going Private 1 (13%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 8 $777M 15 $1.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (43%) 609M (100%)
Secondary Sale 2 (29%) -
Trade Sale 2 (29%) -
Total 7 $609M

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 2 $609M
TOTAL $609M
Largest C&C Energia Ltd.
$500M (2012-11-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Investor(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Strategic(s)
86%
6 (86%)

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