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 4 others.

ARC Financial’s most common sectors for investment areoil/gas exploration (45%) and energy services and equipment (28%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (45%) and venture (23%). 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 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%). 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 Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • 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, Venture

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 13 - - - 2 3 18
vol $1.4B $1.4B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 4 - 2 1 1 - 8
vol $500M $109M $609M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cygnet Energy Ltd. 2022-09-14 - Growth Capital
Calgary, Alberta · www.cygnetenergy.ca
Westgen Technologies Inc. 2022-06-13 - Venture
Calgary, Alberta · www.westgentech.com
Carbicrete 2022-03-24 - Venture
Lachine, Quebec · www.carbicrete.com
Silfab Solar, Inc. 2021-09-15 - Growth Capital
Mississauga, Ontario · www.silfabsolar.com
Tangle Creek Energy Ltd. 2021-07-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Calgary, Alberta · www.tanglecreekenergy.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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (13%) - 8 (44%) 775M (70%)
Energy Services and Equipment 4 (50%) 330M (100%) 5 (28%) 330M (30%)
Renewable Energy 1 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
Building Materials 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Environmental 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (6%) -
Total 8 $330M 18 $1.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 8 (100%) 330M (100%) 16 (89%) 1.0B (91%)
  Alberta 5 (63%) 330M (100%) 13 (72%) 1.0B (91%)
  Quebec 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
  Ontario 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
  British Columbia 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Colombia - - 1 (6%) 100M (9%)
United States - - 1 (6%) -
  Texas - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 8 (100%) 330M (100%) 16 (89%) 1.0B (91%)
Cross-border - - 2 (11%) 100M (9%)
Total 8 $330M 18 $1.1B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (25%) 330M (100%) 8 (44%) 1.0B (91%)
Venture 2 (25%) - 4 (22%) -
Growth Capital 3 (38%) - 3 (17%) -
PIPE - - 2 (11%) 100M (9%)
Going Private 1 (13%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 8 $330M 18 $1.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (38%) 609M (100%)
Trade Sale 3 (38%) -
Secondary Sale 2 (25%) -
Total 8 $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)
25%
2 (25%)
Strategic(s)
88%
7 (88%)

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