British Columbia Investment Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, British Columbia Investment Management has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

British Columbia Investment Management’s most common sectors for investment are utilities (19%) and aerospace (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (55%) and growth capital (28%). In total, British Columbia Investment Management has invested in 4 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities for $840M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 7

British Columbia Investment Management Corp. (BCI)

750 Pandora Ave,
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 0E4
Canada
(778) 410-7100
www.bci.ca

British Columbia Investment Management Corp. (BCI) is large asset manager focused on providing investment management services to British Columbia’s public sector. The Firm looks to invest in a range of asset categories and will consider opportunities globally. BCI's private equity practice was established in 1995 and seeks leverage buyout and growth equity opportunities that include market leading companies with tangible downside protection. Portfolio companies have a sustainable competitive advantage, offer value-added products and services, and are led by talented management teams. British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Transportation, Utilities

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific, Australia/New Zealand

Transaction Criteria Min Max
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 3 1 1 2 3 1 11
vol $840M $840M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pete and Gerry’s Organics LLC 2021-05-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lebanon, New Hampshire · www.peteandgerrys.com
Compre Holdings Ltd. 2020-11-30 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.compre-group.com
ClearMacro Ltd. 2020-02-04 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.clearmacro.com
Waterlogic International 2020-01-28 - Secondary Buyout
Dublin, Ireland · www.waterlogic.com
Valence Surface Technologies, Inc. 2019-07-08 - Secondary Buyout
The Woodlands, Texas · www.valencesurfacetech.com
BMS Group Ltd. 2019-06-05 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.bmsgroup.com
Springs Window Fashions LLC 2018-04-24 - Secondary Buyout
Middleton, Wisconsin · www.springswindowfashions.com
Hayfin Capital Management LLP 2017-01-31 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.hayfin.com
Pilot Freight Services, Inc. 2016-10-26 - Growth Capital
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania · www.pilotdelivers.com
The Corix Group 2012-11-05 - Secondary Buyout
Richmond, British Columbia · www.corix.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Waterlogic International 2020-01-28 Tipperary Pure Irish Water 2020-10-21 4
Dublin, Ireland · www.waterlogic.com Dublin, Ireland · www.tipperarywater.ie
Hayfin Capital Management LLP 2017-01-31 Novartis AG - TOBRADEX & NATACYN 2019-10-16 3
London, United Kingdom · www.hayfin.com Basel, Switzerland

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Utilities 2 (18%) - 2 (18%) -
Real Estate 1 (9%) 840M (100%) 1 (9%) 840M (100%)
Aerospace 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
Agriculture 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
Building Materials 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
Business Services 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
Financial Services 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
Insurance 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
Software 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
Transportation 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $840M 11 $840M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 4 (36%) - 4 (36%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
  Texas 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
  New Hampshire 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
United Kingdom 4 (36%) - 4 (36%) -
Canada 2 (18%) 840M (100%) 2 (18%) 840M (100%)
  Alberta 1 (9%) 840M (100%) 1 (9%) 840M (100%)
  British Columbia 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
Ireland 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $840M 11 $840M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 6 (55%) - 6 (55%) -
Growth Capital 3 (27%) - 3 (27%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (9%) 840M (100%) 1 (9%) 840M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (9%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $840M 11 $840M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Macquarie Capital
1
KAL Capital Markets LLC
1
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
1
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1
Allen & Overy LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $840M
TOTAL $840M
Largest Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities, Inc.
$840M (2010-10-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
45%
5 (45%)

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