Clearspring Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Clearspring Capital Partners has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 1 other.

Clearspring Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are automotive (13%) and communications (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and growth capital (25%).

In the last 3 years, Clearspring Capital Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Clearspring Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Maxxam Analytics International for $237M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 1

Clearspring Capital Partners

333 Bay Street Ste. 640 ,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2R2
Canada
(416) 868-4900
www.cscap.ca
info@cscap.ca

Callisto Capital is a private equity firm focused on ownership/control investments and minority interests in both private and public companies. In addition to equity, Callisto also provides 'near equity' capital including sub-debt with warrants and convertible debt. Callisto's target investment size is between $20 and $50 million. Callisto Capital is based in Toronto, Canada.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, Healthcare Services, Life Science, Media, Medical Products, Retail, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing, PIPE

Geographic Preferences: Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 20 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of CAD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 5 1 1 - 1 - 8
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - - - 1 - 4
vol $289M $289M
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Voyages Traditours 2019-06-10 - Secondary Buyout
Laval, Quebec · www.traditours.com
DME Brewing Solutions Ltd. (Diversified Metal Engineering) 2019-04-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island · www.dmebrewing.com
Telecon 2017-07-14 - Growth Capital
Montreal, Quebec · www.telecon.com
Demers Ambulances 2016-11-22 - Secondary Buyout
Beloeil, Quebec · www.demers-ambulances.com
DME Brewing Solutions Ltd. (Diversified Metal Engineering) 2015-11-02 - Growth Capital
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island · www.dmebrewing.com
Town Shoes Ltd. 2014-04-15 52M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Downsview, Ontario · www.townshoes.com
Town Shoes Ltd. 2012-02-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Downsview, Ontario · www.townshoes.com
CBI Health Group Ltd. 2011-01-04 - Secondary Buyout
Toronto, Ontario · www.cbi.ca
Medical Pharmacies Group Ltd. 2011-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Markham, Ontario · www.medicalpharmacies.com
AlarmForce Industries, Inc. 2009-12-18 - PIPE
Toronto, Ontario · www.alarmforce.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Medical Pharmacies Group Ltd. 2011-01-01 Desjardins Healthcare Group 2013-09-16 1
Markham, Ontario · www.medicalpharmacies.com Ottawa, Ontario

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Communications 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (13%) -
Leisure 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Life Science 1 (25%) - 1 (13%) -
Machinery - - 1 (13%) -
Retail - - 1 (13%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (13%) -
Total 4 - 8 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 4 (100%) - 8 (100%) -
  Ontario 1 (25%) - 4 (50%) -
  Quebec 3 (75%) - 3 (38%) -
  Prince Edward Island - - 1 (13%) -
Total 4 - 8 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (25%) - 3 (38%) -
Growth Capital 1 (25%) - 2 (25%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (50%) - 2 (25%) -
PIPE - - 1 (13%) -
Total 4 - 8 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (50%) 237M (82%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (25%) 52M (18%)
Trade Sale 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $289M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies LLC
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $237M
< $100M 1 $52M
TOTAL $289M
Largest Maxxam Analytics International Corp.
$237M (2008-09-10)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
67%
4 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
2 33%

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