Crown Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Crown Capital Partners has acquired 6 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 (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (43%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (23%). In total, Crown Capital Partners has invested in 4 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2020 when it acquired Galaxy Broadband Communications for $8M.

In the last 3 years, Crown Capital Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity57
    • M&A Buy Activity45
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

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 (2.8/yr) # 31 1 4 3 3 3 45
vol $8M $8M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 11 - - - - 1 12
  57

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Corridor Communications, Inc. 2020-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Calgary, Alberta · www.cciwireless.ca
Galaxy Broadband Communications, Inc. 2020-09-22 8M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Mississauga, Ontario · www.galaxybroadband.ca
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
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (12%) - 7 (16%) -
Business Services 1 (6%) - 4 (9%) -
Communications 2 (12%) 8M (100%) 3 (7%) 8M (100%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 2 (12%) - 3 (7%) -
Construction - - 2 (4%) -
Food - - 2 (4%) -
Information Technology 2 (12%) - 2 (4%) -
Life Science 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (6%) - 2 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (4%) -
Transportation 2 (12%) - 2 (4%) -
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 $8M 45 $8M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 16 (94%) 8M (100%) 39 (89%) 8M (100%)
  Ontario 9 (53%) 8M (100%) 15 (34%) 8M (100%)
  Alberta 5 (29%) - 11 (25%) -
  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%) 8M (100%) 39 (89%) 8M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (6%) - 5 (11%) -
Total 17 $8M 44 $8M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 5 (29%) - 19 (42%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (29%) 8M (100%) 10 (22%) 8M (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (6%) - 6 (13%) -
Stake Purchase 5 (29%) - 5 (11%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (6%) - 4 (9%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Total 17 $8M 45 $8M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 5 (42%) -
Bankruptcy 3 (25%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (17%) -
IPO 1 (8%) -
Merger 1 (8%) -
Total 12 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $8M
TOTAL $8M
Largest Galaxy Broadband Communications, Inc.
$8M (2020-09-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
7 100%

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