BDC Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, BDC Capital has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 11 others.

BDC Capital’s most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (15%) and information technology (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (62%) and venture (15%). In total, BDC Capital has invested in 1 US state and 3 different countries.

In the last 3 years, BDC Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). BDC Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold TeraXion for $159M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14

BDC Capital

5, Place Ville Marie, Suite 400,
Montreal, Quebec H3B 5E7
Canada
(877) 232-2269
www.bdc.ca/en/bdc-capital/growth-equity/pages/default.aspx
claude.miron@bdc.ca

BDC Capital is the direct investment arm of financial services firm BDC. BDC Capital looks to invest in and provide financing to venture and growth-stage Canadian companies. The Firm's growth-stage investment unit looks to commit $3 to $25 million for minority positions in mid-market companies focused on growth. The Group does not have any sector preferences but does prefer to invest in profitable companies. BDC Capital is headquartered in Montreal.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Products, Digital Media, E-Commerce, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Semiconductors, Software, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Venture

Geographic Preferences: Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 3 25
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of CAD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 2 5 2 4 5 3 21
Sell (0.6/yr) # - - - - 1 2 3
vol $159M $159M
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Groupe Lou-Tec, Inc. 2021-09-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Monteal, Quebec · www.loutec.com
TeraXion, Inc. 2021-08-31 159M USD Add-on Acquisition
Québec, Quebec · www.teraxion.com
Firmex, Inc. 2021-07-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.firmex.com
Agendrix, Inc. 2021-06-22 - Growth Capital
Sherbrooke, Quebec · www.agendrix.com
LiveBarn, Inc. 2021-03-09 - Venture
Montreal, Quebec · www.livebarn.com
NOBULL 2020-10-01 - Growth Capital
Boston, Massachusetts · www.nobullproject.com
Genacol Canada Corp. 2020-09-09 - Growth Capital
Blainville, Quebec · www.genacol.ca
Preciseley Microtechnology Corp. 2020-08-26 - Venture
Edmonton, Alberta · www.preciseley.com
Recover Energy Services, Inc. 2020-06-17 - Growth Capital
Calgary, Alberta · www.recover-energy.com
Beehivr Technology, Inc. 2020-06-01 - Growth Capital
Repentigny, Quebec · www.beehivr.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (11%) - 3 (14%) -
Information Technology 3 (17%) - 3 (14%) -
Software 2 (11%) - 2 (10%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Automotive 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Digital Media 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
E-Commerce 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (5%) -
Life Science 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (5%) -
Media 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Semiconductors 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Transportation 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 18 - 21 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 17 (94%) - 19 (90%) -
  Quebec 9 (50%) - 10 (48%) -
  Ontario 3 (17%) - 3 (14%) -
  Alberta 3 (17%) - 3 (14%) -
  British Columbia 1 (6%) - 2 (10%) -
  Saskatchewan 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
United States 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
France - - 1 (5%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (5%) -
Total 18 - 21 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 13 (72%) - 13 (62%) -
Venture 3 (17%) - 3 (14%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (6%) - 2 (10%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 2 (10%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (5%) -
Total 18 - 21 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) 159M (100%)
Merger 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $159M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $159M
TOTAL $159M
Largest TeraXion, Inc.
$159M (2021-08-31)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 (100%)

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