Birch Hill Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Birch Hill Equity Partners has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Birch Hill Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment arebusiness services (10%) and retail (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and divestiture (15%). In total, Birch Hill Equity Partners has invested in 4 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired Superior Plus - Specialty Chemicals Business for $725M.

In the last 3 years, Birch Hill Equity Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). Birch Hill Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2007 when it sold Holiday Retirement for $6.9B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity76
    • M&A Buy Activity42
    • M&A Sell Activity34
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 34
  • M&A Advisors 5

Birch Hill Equity Partners

100 Wellington Street West, CP Tower, Suite 2300,
Toronto, Ontario M5K 1A1
Canada
(416) 775-3800
www.birchhillequity.com
info@birchhillequity.com

Birch Hill Equity Partners Management, Inc. is a middle-market private equity firm focused on investments in Canadian companies. Birch Hill targets growth oriented businesses valued between C$30 and C$600 million. Sectors of interest include agriculture, communications, energy, environmental, entertainment, distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, software, and technology. Birch Hill will not consider investments in real estate, pure commodity companies or start ups. Birch Hill Equity Partners Management, Inc. was formed in 1994 and is based in Toronto, Canada.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 30 600
values in millions of CAD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 36 2 1 2 - 1 42
vol $1.5B $725M $2.2B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 29 - - 3 - 2 34
vol $11.6B $119M $705M $12.4B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
HomEquity Bank 2021-09-22 - Secondary Buyout
Toronto, Ontario · www.chip.ca
Terrapure Environmental Ltd. 2021-03-15 705M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Burlington, Ontario · www.terrapureenv.com
Superior Plus Corp. - Specialty Chemicals Business 2021-02-18 725M USD Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario
Uni-Select, Inc. 2019-12-18 - Stake Purchase
Boucherville, Quebec · www.uniselect.com
Marsulex Environmental Technologies Corp. 2019-12-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Lebanon, Pennsylvania · www.met.net
Creation Technologies LP 2019-07-17 - Secondary Buyout
Burnaby, British Columbia · www.creationtech.com
Sigma Systems Canada LP 2019-05-01 119M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.sigma-systems.com
Campus Energy Partners LP 2019-02-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Calgary, Alberta · www.campusenergy.ca
Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. 2018-09-10 - Stake Purchase
Calgary, Alberta · www.tidewatermidstream.com
Sport Maska, Inc. 2017-07-27 - Divestiture
Montreal, Quebec · www.ccmhockey.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (14%) 116M (9%) 4 (10%) 116M (5%)
Retail 1 (7%) - 3 (7%) 356M (16%)
Software - - 3 (7%) 60M (3%)
Information Technology 1 (7%) 412M (32%) 2 (5%) 773M (35%)
Chemicals 2 (14%) 725M (56%) 2 (5%) 725M (33%)
Communications 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Distribution 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Food - - 2 (5%) -
Leisure - - 2 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (5%) -
Media - - 2 (5%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (7%) - 2 (5%) -
Renewable Energy - - 2 (5%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) 144M (6%)
Medical Products 1 (7%) 50M (4%) 1 (2%) 50M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Beverages - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Environmental - - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 14 $1.3B 42 $2.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 12 (86%) 1.3B (100%) 37 (88%) 2.2B (100%)
  Ontario 7 (50%) 1.2B (91%) 23 (55%) 2.1B (95%)
  Quebec 3 (21%) 116M (9%) 4 (10%) 116M (5%)
  Alberta 2 (14%) - 4 (10%) -
  Nova Scotia - - 2 (5%) -
  British Columbia - - 2 (5%) -
  Newfoundland - - 1 (2%) -
  Manitoba - - 1 (2%) -
United States 1 (7%) - 4 (10%) -
  Illinois 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 12 (86%) 1.3B (100%) 37 (88%) 2.2B (100%)
Cross-border 2 (14%) - 5 (12%) -
Total 14 $1.3B 42 $2.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (36%) - 21 (50%) 560M (25%)
Divestiture 3 (21%) 775M (59%) 6 (14%) 775M (35%)
Growth Capital 1 (7%) - 6 (14%) -
Going Private 2 (14%) 528M (41%) 5 (12%) 889M (40%)
Stake Purchase 2 (14%) - 2 (5%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (7%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 14 $1.3B 42 $2.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 12 (35%) 4.4B (35%)
Trade Sale 11 (32%) 319M (3%)
Secondary Sale 7 (21%) 7.7B (62%)
IPO 3 (9%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Total 34 $12.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
3
National Bank Financial
1
TD Securities
1
Legal Deals
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
1
Stikeman Elliott LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 6 $2.1B
< $100M 2 $110M
TOTAL $2.2B
Largest Superior Plus Corp. - Specialty Chemicals Business
$725M (2021-02-18)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $9.2B
$100M to $1B 7 $3.1B
< $100M 3 $135M
TOTAL $12.4B
Largest Holiday Retirement Corp.
$6.9B (2007-02-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Strategic(s)
17%
7 (17%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
21%
7 (21%)
Strategic(s)
50%
17 (50%)

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