Clairvest Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Clairvest Group has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

Clairvest Group’s most common sectors for investment are gaming (17%) and environmental (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and growth capital (25%). In total, Clairvest Group has invested in 12 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2002 when it acquired Reliance Protectron Security Services for $115M.

In the last 3 years, Clairvest Group has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). Clairvest Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Cogeco Peer 1 for $483M.

Join Mergr to view Clairvest Group’s full profile and discover more large private equity firms just like it.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity54
    • M&A Buy Activity37
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 1

Clairvest Group, Inc.

22 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 1700,
Toronto, Ontario M4T 2S3
Canada,
(416)925-9270
www.clairvest.com

Clairvest Group is a generalist Canadian private equity firm focused on mid-market businesses with C$5 to C$50 million of EBITDA. While Clairvest does not have any sector preferences, the Firm prefers fragmented sectors with recurring revenue business models and economies of scale. Clairvest will consider both minority and majority investment positions and invests in the range of C$15- C$100 million per transaction. Clairvest was formed in 1987 and is based in Toronto.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Business Services, Electronics, Environmental, Financial Services, Gaming, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Medical Products, Publishing, Safety/Security

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 50
Investment Size 15 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of CAD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 31 - 1 2 2 1 37
vol $122M $32M $154M
Sell (1.2/yr) # 11 1 3 2 - - 17
vol $686M $686M
  54

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DTG Recycle 2020-01-20 32M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mill Creek, Washington · www.dtgrecycle.com
FSB Technology (UK) Ltd. 2019-07-29 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.fsbtech.com
Durante Rentals LLC 2019-07-02 - Recapitalization
Flushing, New York · www.duranterentals.com
Right Time Heating and Air Conditioning Canada, Inc. 2018-11-27 - Growth Capital
St. Catharines, Ontario · www.right-time.ca
Rivers Casino LLC 2018-10-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Des Plaines, Illinois · www.riverscasino.com
Meriplex Communications, Ltd. 2018-10-03 - Growth Capital
Houston, Texas · www.meriplex.com
MAG Aerospace Corp. 2018-06-07 - Secondary Buyout
Sterling, Virginia · www.magaero.com
CRS Contractors Rental Supply LP 2017-07-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Brantford, Ontario · www.contractorsrentalsupply.ca
Head Infotech India Pvt. Ltd. 2017-04-28 - Venture
Hyderabad, India · www.headinfotech.com
Lyophilization Services of New England, Inc. (LSNE) 2017-03-27 - Secondary Buyout
Bedford, New Hampshire · www.lyophilization.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Landauer Metropolitan, Inc. 2002-12-01 A&J Care, Inc. 2008-09-05 2
Mount Vernon, New York · www.landmetro.com Glendale, New York
Landauer Metropolitan, Inc. 2002-12-01 COPD Services, Inc. 2008-09-05 1
Mount Vernon, New York · www.landmetro.com Runnemede, New Jersey

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Gaming 4 (24%) - 6 (16%) -
Environmental 3 (18%) 32M (100%) 5 (14%) 32M (21%)
Business Services 3 (18%) - 4 (11%) -
Aerospace 2 (12%) - 3 (8%) -
Digital Media 2 (12%) - 3 (8%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 3 (8%) -
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (5%) -
Medical Products 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) 115M (75%)
Electronics - - 1 (3%) 7M (5%)
Automotive - - 1 (3%) -
Beverages - - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (3%) -
Publishing - - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 $32M 37 $154M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (59%) 32M (100%) 17 (46%) 32M (21%)
  New York 2 (12%) - 3 (8%) -
  Virginia 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  Texas 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  Connecticut 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  Washington 1 (6%) 32M (100%) 1 (3%) 32M (21%)
  Vermont 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (3%) -
Canada 4 (24%) - 16 (43%) 115M (75%)
  Ontario 3 (18%) - 11 (30%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (3%) 115M (75%)
  Quebec - - 1 (3%) -
  Nova Scotia - - 1 (3%) -
  New Brunswick - - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
India 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Chile 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Australia - - 1 (3%) 7M (5%)
Domestic 4 (24%) - 16 (43%) 115M (75%)
Cross-border 13 (76%) 32M (100%) 21 (57%) 39M (25%)
Total 17 $32M 37 $154M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (41%) 32M (100%) 22 (59%) 39M (25%)
Growth Capital 6 (35%) - 9 (24%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) 115M (75%)
PIPE 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (3%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Venture 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 17 $32M 37 $154M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (47%) 686M (100%)
Secondary Sale 3 (18%) -
Trade Sale 3 (18%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (6%) -
Merger 1 (6%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) -
Total 17 $686M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Colonnade Advisors LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $115M
< $100M 2 $39M
TOTAL $154M
Largest Reliance Protectron Security Services
$115M (2002-06-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $587M
< $100M 2 $99M
TOTAL $686M
Largest Cogeco Peer 1, Inc.
$483M (2012-12-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
25%
3 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
9 75%

 Subscribe to unlock this and 147,882
investor and company profiles

Sign-up today to get full access

  • check  Unlimited Searches
  • check  Unlimited Profile Views
  • check  Build and Export Lists of
    • PE Backed Companies
    • Direct Investors & Acquirers
    • Advisors
    • Deals
    • & More

What's Mergr?

We built Mergr to save people the arduous and time-consuming process of tracking when companies are bought, sold, and who currently owns them.

Every day, new opportunities emerge around M&A and we help professionals of all types comb through transactions, investors, and corporate acquirers via an easy-to-use web database that is accessible to anyone.

Try us for 1 week free today!

Mergr, the Easiest-to-Use PE and M&A DB


Key Benefits

  • Stay informed on events in your industry
  • M&A research that takes seconds (not all afternoon)
  • Better understand your customers and prospects
  • Discover active buyers (or sellers)
Search
  • 3.8K Private Equity Firms
  • 135K M&A Transactions
  • 144K Companies Involved in M&A
    (Buyer, Seller, or Target)
  • 3.0K M&A Advisors
    (Investment Banks and Law Firms)
  • 37K M&A Contacts
    (PE and M&A Advisors)

Ready to try?

Join FREE for 1 Week

No obligation. Cancel anytime.