Champlain Financial Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Champlain Financial has acquired 6 companies.

Champlain Financial’s most common sectors for investment arefood (32%) and distribution (19%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (69%) and secondary buyout (19%).

In the last 3 years, Champlain Financial has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Champlain Financial’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold The Maple Treat for $160M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Champlain Financial Corporation

1000, Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Bureau 1700,
Montreal, Quebec H3A 3G4
Canada
(514) 282-3585
www.champlaincanada.com
info@champlaincanada.com

Champlain Financial Corporation is a private equity firm focused on acquiring lower middle-market, profitable ($3 to $10 million of EBITDA) companies throughout Canada. Champlain typically targets businesses with a history of sales growth and clearly differentiated products/services. Broad areas of interest include consumer, retail, distribution, healthcare, and niche manufacturing. Champlain Financial Corporation was established in 2004 and is headquartered in Montreal.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Environmental, Food, Healthcare Services, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 3 10
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of CAD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 10 - - 3 3 - 16
Sell (0.2/yr) # 5 - 1 - - - 6
vol $245M $245M
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Enjay Converters Ltd. 2021-06-29 - Secondary Buyout
Cobourg, Ontario · www.enjay.com
Dion Herbs & Spices, Inc. 2021-05-17 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
St-Jérôme, Quebec · www.epicesdion.com
Danone Naya Waters, Inc. 2021-03-22 - Secondary Buyout
Montreal, Quebec · www.naya.com
Bad Monkey Popcorn 2020-11-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Montreal, Quebec · www.badmonkeypopcorn.com
Boulangerie-Patisserie Dumas Inc. 2020-06-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Quebec, Quebec · www.boulangeriedumas.com
Serrubec, Inc. 2020-02-14 - Divestiture
Saint-Laurent, Quebec · www.serrubec.com
Choisy Laboratories Ltd. 2019-07-18 - Divestiture
Louiseville, Quebec · www.choisy.com
The Maple Treat Corp. 2017-08-07 160M USD Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.lbmapletreat.com
Chéticamp Fisheries International, Inc. 2017-05-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Cheticamp, Nova Scotia · www.cheticampfisheries.com
Produits Neptune, Inc. 2017-01-01 - Sold to Management
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec · www.produitsneptune.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 4 (36%) - 5 (31%) -
Distribution 2 (18%) - 3 (19%) -
Building Materials 1 (9%) - 2 (13%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (9%) - 1 (6%) -
Beverages 1 (9%) - 1 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (9%) - 1 (6%) -
Environmental - - 1 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (9%) - 1 (6%) -
Retail - - 1 (6%) -
Total 11 - 16 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 11 (100%) - 16 (100%) -
  Quebec 9 (82%) - 14 (88%) -
  Ontario 1 (9%) - 1 (6%) -
  Nova Scotia 1 (9%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 11 - 16 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (73%) - 11 (69%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (18%) - 3 (19%) -
Divestiture 1 (9%) - 1 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (6%) -
Total 11 - 16 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (67%) 245M (100%)
Divestiture 1 (17%) -
Sold to Management 1 (17%) -
Total 6 $245M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $160M
< $100M 1 $85M
TOTAL $245M
Largest The Maple Treat Corp.
$160M (2017-08-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
3 (19%)
Strategic(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
83%
5 (83%)

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