Champlain Financial Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Champlain Financial’s most common sectors for investment are food (31%) and distribution (24%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (77%) and divestiture (8%).

In the last 3 years, Champlain Financial has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%). Champlain Financial’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Pro Hockey Life Sporting Goods for $85M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Champlain Financial Corporation

1010, Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1606,
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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 9 1 - - 3 - 13
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 1 - 1 - - 5
vol $85M $85M
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Dorval, Quebec · www.serrubec.com
Choisy Laboratories Ltd. 2019-07-18 - Divestiture
Louiseville, Quebec · www.choisy.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
Garda Background Screeing 2016-12-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.gardapreemployment.com
L.B. Maple Treat, Inc. 2016-02-10 - Secondary Buyout
Granby, Quebec · www.lbmapletreat.com
Choisy Laboratories Ltd. 2015-06-18 - Stake Purchase
Louiseville, Quebec · www.choisy.com
Kanuk 2015-02-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Montreal, Quebec · www.kanuk.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 4 (44%) - 4 (31%) -
Distribution 2 (22%) - 3 (23%) -
Building Materials 1 (11%) - 2 (15%) -
Retail 1 (11%) - 2 (15%) -
Consumer Products 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Environmental - - 1 (8%) -
Total 9 - 13 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 9 (100%) - 13 (100%) -
  Quebec 7 (78%) - 11 (85%) -
  Nova Scotia 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 9 - 13 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (78%) - 10 (77%) -
Divestiture 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (11%) - 1 (8%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (8%) -
Total 9 - 13 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (60%) 85M (100%)
Divestiture 1 (20%) -
Sold to Management 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $85M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $85M
TOTAL $85M
Largest Pro Hockey Life Sporting Goods, Inc.
$85M (2012-11-28)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Strategic(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
80%
4 (80%)

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