Birch Hill Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity 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 are business 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (47%). 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 Activity74
    • M&A Buy Activity42
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 33
  • 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 (0.6/yr) # 29 - - 3 - - 32
vol $11.6B $119M $11.7B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Cozzini Bros, Inc. 2017-03-10 - Recapitalization
Des Plaines, Illinois · www.cozzinibros.com
Carson Dellosa Education 2016-07-26 - Secondary Buyout
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.carsondellosa.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Terrapure Environmental 2015-03-02 Envirosystems, Inc. 2018-06-29 1
Burlington, Ontario · www.terrapureenv.com Dartmouth, Nova Scotia · www.envirosystemsglobal.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (13%) 116M (9%) 4 (10%) 116M (5%)
Retail 1 (6%) - 3 (7%) 356M (16%)
Software - - 3 (7%) 60M (3%)
Information Technology 1 (6%) 412M (32%) 2 (5%) 773M (35%)
Chemicals 2 (13%) 725M (56%) 2 (5%) 725M (33%)
Communications 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Distribution 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Food - - 2 (5%) -
Leisure - - 2 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (5%) -
Media - - 2 (5%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Renewable Energy - - 2 (5%) -
Education - - 1 (2%) 144M (6%)
Medical Products 1 (6%) 50M (4%) 1 (2%) 50M (2%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Beverages - - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Environmental 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Machinery - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation - - 1 (2%) -
Total 16 $1.3B 42 $2.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 14 (88%) 1.3B (100%) 37 (88%) 2.2B (100%)
  Ontario 9 (56%) 1.2B (91%) 23 (55%) 2.1B (95%)
  Quebec 3 (19%) 116M (9%) 4 (10%) 116M (5%)
  Alberta 2 (13%) - 4 (10%) -
  Nova Scotia - - 2 (5%) -
  British Columbia - - 2 (5%) -
  Newfoundland - - 1 (2%) -
  Manitoba - - 1 (2%) -
United States 1 (6%) - 4 (10%) -
  Illinois 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  South Carolina - - 1 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 14 (88%) 1.3B (100%) 37 (88%) 2.2B (100%)
Cross-border 2 (13%) - 5 (12%) -
Total 16 $1.3B 42 $2.2B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (31%) - 21 (50%) 560M (25%)
Divestiture 4 (25%) 775M (59%) 6 (14%) 775M (35%)
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 6 (14%) -
Going Private 3 (19%) 528M (41%) 5 (12%) 889M (40%)
Stake Purchase 2 (13%) - 2 (5%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 16 $1.3B 42 $2.2B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 11 (34%) 3.7B (31%)
Trade Sale 11 (34%) 319M (3%)
Secondary Sale 6 (19%) 7.7B (66%)
IPO 3 (9%) -
Stake Sale 1 (3%) -
Total 32 $11.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
3
TD Securities
1
National Bank Financial
1
Legal Deals
Stikeman Elliott LLP
1
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg 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 6 $2.4B
< $100M 3 $135M
TOTAL $11.7B
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)
19%
6 (19%)
Strategic(s)
50%
16 (50%)

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