Crown Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Crown Capital Partners has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 7 others.

Crown Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (16%) and business services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (44%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (21%). In total, Crown Capital Partners has invested in 4 US states and 4 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (46%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity55
    • M&A Buy Activity44
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10

Crown Capital Partners, Inc.

333 Bay Street Suite 2730,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2R2
Canada
(416) 640-6715
www.crowncapital.ca
chris.johnson@crowncapital.ca

Crown Capital Partners, Inc. is a Canadian investment manager that provides alternative debt financing for private equity backed and non-sponsored middle market transactions. The Firm typically invests $5 to $25 million in the form of subordinated debt and bridge loans to support acquisitions, management buy-outs, growth financings and recapitalizations. Crown Capital Partners was founded in 2000 and is based in Toronto with an additional office in Calgary.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Energy Services and Equipment, Information Technology, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Real Estate, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Acquisition Financing

Geographic Preferences: Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 30 500
Target EBITDA 2 50
Investment Size 5 25
Enterprise Value 5 200
values in millions of CAD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 31 1 4 3 3 2 44
Sell (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
  55

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Centric Health Corp. 2020-03-30 - Stake Purchase
Toronto, Ontario · www.centrichealth.ca
KCE, Inc. 2020-02-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Glen Saint Mary, Florida · www.kceonline.net
WireIE Holdings International, Inc. 2019-07-15 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Richmond Hill, Ontario · www.wireie.com
Rokstad Power Corp. 2019-04-29 - Growth Capital
Coquitlam, British Columbia · www.rokstadpower.com
Triple Five Intercontinental Group Ltd. 2019-03-14 - Growth Capital
Edmonton, Alberta
VIQ Solutions, Inc. 2018-11-28 - Stake Purchase
Mississauga, Ontario · www.viqsolutions.com
Mill Street & Co. 2018-05-17 - Growth Capital
Thornhill, Ontario · www.millstreetco.com
DATA Communications Management Corp. 2018-05-01 - Stake Purchase
Brampton, Ontario · www.datacm.com
Canadian Helicopters Ltd. 2017-12-29 - Acquisition Financing
Les Cedres, Quebec · www.canadianhelicopters.com
Active Exhaust Corp. 2017-12-21 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Toronto, Ontario · www.activexhaust.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (12%) - 7 (16%) -
Business Services 1 (6%) - 4 (9%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 2 (12%) - 3 (7%) -
Communications 2 (12%) - 2 (5%) -
Construction - - 2 (5%) -
Food - - 2 (5%) -
Information Technology 2 (12%) - 2 (5%) -
Life Science 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (5%) -
Transportation 2 (12%) - 2 (5%) -
Agriculture - - 1 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Distribution - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Furniture - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (2%) -
Marketing 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Packaging - - 1 (2%) -
Real Estate 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (2%) -
Restaurants - - 1 (2%) -
Utilities 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 - 44 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 16 (94%) - 38 (88%) -
  Ontario 8 (47%) - 14 (33%) -
  Alberta 6 (35%) - 11 (26%) -
  Saskatchewan - - 4 (9%) -
  Quebec 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
  British Columbia 1 (6%) - 2 (5%) -
United States 1 (6%) - 4 (9%) -
  Florida 1 (6%) - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom - - 1 (2%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 16 (94%) - 38 (88%) -
Cross-border 1 (6%) - 5 (12%) -
Total 17 - 43 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (35%) - 19 (43%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (24%) - 9 (20%) -
Recapitalization 1 (6%) - 6 (14%) -
Stake Purchase 5 (29%) - 5 (11%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (6%) - 4 (9%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 - 44 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (36%) -
Bankruptcy 3 (27%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (18%) -
IPO 1 (9%) -
Merger 1 (9%) -
Total 11 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
6 100%

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