CAI Capital Management Co. (CAI Private Equity)


CAI is a private equity firm specializing in buyouts, restructurings, acquisitions, recapitalizations and other corporate growth transactions in the US and Canada. CAI looks to invest between $20 and $75 million of equity capital in companies with minimum annual revenues of $50 million and at least $10 million in cash-flow. Prospective transaction situations include family successions, non-core divestitures, highly leveraged businesses in need of restructuring, businesses in rapidly changing in industries, or companies seeking consolidation opportunities. CAI will not invest in companies requiring less than $20 million of capital, start-ups, real estate companies, or certain commodity based businesses. CAI was formed in 1989 and has offices in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and New York City.

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In the last 3 years, CAI Capital Management has acquired 1 company.

CAI Capital Management’s most common sectors for investment are communications (10%) and energy services and equipment (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (75%) and divestiture (5%). In total, CAI Capital Management has invested in 7 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Tervita for $3.5B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (74%). CAI Capital Management’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2003 when it sold Vista Midstream Solutions for $99M.

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