Clairvest Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Clairvest Group has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

Clairvest Group’s most common sectors for investment areenvironmental (16%) and business services (11%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (52%) and growth capital (29%). In total, Clairvest Group has invested in 13 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 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (44%). Clairvest Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Centaur Holdings for $1.7B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity62
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 30 1 2 2 4 - 39
vol $122M $32M $154M
Sell (1.8/yr) # 14 4 2 - 3 - 23
vol $686M $1.7B $122M $2.5B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Right Time Heating and Air Conditioning Canada, Inc. 2020-12-30 76M CAD Secondary Buyout
St. Catharines, Ontario · www.right-time.ca
Arrowhead Environmental Partners LLC 2020-06-17 - Growth Capital
Uniontown, Alabama · www.arrowheadenvironmentalpartners.com
NovaSource Power Services 2020-05-14 - Divestiture
Austin, Texas · www.novasourcepower.com
ChildSmiles FamilySmiles LLC 2020-03-02 - Stake Purchase
Elizabeth, New Jersey · www.childsmiles.com
Digital Media Solutions, Inc. 2020-02-06 - IPO
Clearwater, Florida · www.digitalmediasolutions.com
DTG Recycle 2020-01-20 32M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mill Creek, Washington · www.dtgrecycle.com
County Waste LLC 2020-01-02 46M USD Add-on Acquisition
Clifton Park, New York · www.county-recycling.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
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
NovaSource Power Services 2020-05-14 First Solar, Inc. - North American Operations & Maintenance Business 2020-08-06 1
Austin, Texas · www.novasourcepower.com Tempe, Arizona

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Environmental 3 (27%) 32M (100%) 6 (15%) 32M (21%)
Business Services 1 (9%) - 4 (10%) -
Gaming 1 (9%) - 4 (10%) -
Digital Media 2 (18%) - 3 (8%) -
Financial Services - - 3 (8%) -
Aerospace 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
Manufacturing - - 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%) -
Leisure - - 1 (3%) -
Life Science - - 1 (3%) -
Marketing - - 1 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (3%) -
Publishing - - 1 (3%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 $32M 39 $154M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (73%) 32M (100%) 20 (51%) 32M (21%)
  New York 1 (9%) - 4 (10%) -
  Texas 2 (18%) - 3 (8%) -
  New Jersey 2 (18%) - 2 (5%) -
  Connecticut 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) -
  Washington 1 (9%) 32M (100%) 1 (3%) 32M (21%)
  Alabama 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (3%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) -
Canada 1 (9%) - 15 (38%) 115M (75%)
  Ontario 1 (9%) - 11 (28%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (3%) 115M (75%)
  Quebec - - 1 (3%) -
  Nova Scotia - - 1 (3%) -
  New Brunswick - - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
India 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Australia - - 1 (3%) 7M (5%)
Chile - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 1 (9%) - 15 (38%) 115M (75%)
Cross-border 10 (91%) 32M (100%) 24 (62%) 39M (25%)
Total 11 $32M 39 $154M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (9%) 32M (100%) 20 (51%) 39M (25%)
Growth Capital 5 (45%) - 11 (28%) -
Recapitalization 1 (9%) - 2 (5%) 115M (75%)
Divestiture 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
PIPE 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (3%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Venture 1 (9%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 11 $32M 39 $154M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 10 (43%) 2.4B (97%)
Secondary Sale 5 (22%) 76M (3%)
Trade Sale 3 (13%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (9%) -
IPO 1 (4%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) -
Total 23 $2.5B

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
> $1B 1 $1.7B
$100M to $1B 2 $587M
< $100M 4 $221M
TOTAL $2.5B
Largest Centaur Holdings LLC
$1.7B (2017-11-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
22%
5 (22%)
Strategic(s)
48%
11 (48%)

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