Canadian Business Growth Fund Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Canadian Business Growth Fund has invested in 13 companies.

Canadian Business Growth Fund’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (25%) and information technology (19%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (94%) and acquisition financing (7%).

In the last 3 years, Canadian Business Growth Fund has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Canadian Business Growth Fund’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold PayBright for $258M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF)

730-145 King Street West,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J8
Canada
(833) 459-2243
www.cbgf.com
contact@cbgf.com


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, Environmental, Financial Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 3 20
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # - 3 5 4 4 - 16
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - 1 - - 1
vol $258M $258M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kudos, Inc. 2021-12-06 - Growth Capital
Calgary, Alberta · www.kudos.com
Neovation Corp. 2021-11-30 - Growth Capital
Winnipeg, Manitoba · www.neovation.com
Homestyle Selections LP 2021-10-21 - Growth Capital
Edmonton, Alberta · www.homestyleselectionslp.com
Stephano Group Ltd. 2021-09-29 - Growth Capital
Etobicoke, Ontario · www.stephanosbakedgoods.com
PayBright 2020-12-03 258M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.paybright.com
Pitch Perfect Software, Inc. 2020-06-09 - Growth Capital
Halifax, Nova Scotia · www.proposify.com
MaxSold, Inc. 2020-06-02 - Growth Capital
Kingston, Ontario · www.maxsold.com
Xello 2020-05-07 - Growth Capital
Toronto, Ontario · www.xello.world
Environmental 360 Solutions Ltd. 2020-03-11 - Growth Capital
Aurora, Ontario · www.e360s.ca
Unyte Health, Inc. 2019-11-04 - Acquisition Financing
Toronto, Ontario · www.unyte.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 4 (27%) - 4 (25%) -
Information Technology 2 (13%) - 3 (19%) -
Business Services 2 (13%) - 2 (13%) -
Software 2 (13%) - 2 (13%) -
Automotive 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Consumer Services 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Digital Media 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Environmental 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Food 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 15 - 16 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 15 (100%) - 16 (100%) -
  Ontario 7 (47%) - 8 (50%) -
  British Columbia 3 (20%) - 3 (19%) -
  Alberta 2 (13%) - 2 (13%) -
  Manitoba 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
  Saskatchewan 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
  Nova Scotia 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 15 - 16 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 14 (93%) - 15 (94%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (7%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 15 - 16 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (100%) 258M (100%)
Total 1 $258M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $258M
TOTAL $258M
Largest PayBright
$258M (2020-12-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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