EdgeStone Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

EdgeStone Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are software (32%) and business services (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (36%) and venture (36%). In total, EdgeStone Capital Partners has invested in 3 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Custom Direct for $151M.

In the last 3 years, EdgeStone Capital Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (68%). EdgeStone Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Continental Alloys & Services for $415M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity50
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 32

EdgeStone Capital Partners

1920 Yonge Street Suite 300,
Toronto, Ontario M4S 3E2
Canada
(416) 860-3740
www.edgestone.com
info@edgestone.com

EdgeStone Capital Partners, Inc. is a private equity firm that targets middle market companies located in the Canada. The Firm targets to invest in companies with an EBITDA range $10 - $50 million and Enterprise value of $50 - $250 million. It seeks to invest in equity and equity related instruments and seeks to hold majority position and board seat in portfolio companies. Specific areas of interest include light manufacturing, business services, and consumer services. Type of transaction includes MBO, recapitalizations, growth capital, divestiture or non-core business and succession planning. EdgeStone Capital Partners, Inc. is based in Toronto, Ontario.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Building Materials, Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Food, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Retail, Technology Hardware, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 10 50
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 50 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 25 - - - - - 25
vol $183M $183M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 22 2 1 - - - 25
vol $776M $285M $1.1B
  50

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
EZShield, Inc. 2017-04-03 - Secondary Buyout
Palo Alto, California · www.ezshield.com
Aurigen Capital Ltd. 2016-10-20 285M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Hamilton, Bermuda · www.aurigenre.com
Solace Systems, Inc. 2016-04-06 - Secondary Buyout
Ottawa, Ontario · www.solacesystems.com
Varicent 2012-04-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.varicent.com
New Food Classics, Inc. 2012-02-21 - Bankruptcy
Calgary, Alberta · www.newfoodclassics.com
Work.com, Inc. 2011-12-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Monica, California · www.work.com
Continental Alloys & Services, Inc. 2011-08-03 415M USD Add-on Acquisition
Spring, Texas · www.contalloy.com
Protus IP Solutions, Inc. 2010-12-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Ottawa, Ontario · www.protus.com
Solace Systems, Inc. 2010-11-02 - Venture
Ottawa, Ontario · www.solacesystems.com
Work.com, Inc. 2010-09-29 - Venture
Santa Monica, California · www.work.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
TimberRock Energy Corp. 2008-01-01 All Points Energy Ltd. 2012-11-29 1
Calgary, Alberta · www.timberrockenergy.com Calgary, Alberta

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 3 (50%) - 8 (32%) -
Business Services - - 2 (8%) 151M (83%)
Internet Software and Services - - 2 (8%) 2M (1%)
Electronics - - 1 (4%) 30M (16%)
Aerospace - - 1 (4%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Food - - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (4%) -
Insurance - - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) -
Media 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Packaging - - 1 (4%) -
Retail 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (4%) -
Total 6 - 25 $183M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 4 (67%) - 19 (76%) 32M (17%)
  Ontario 3 (50%) - 16 (64%) 32M (17%)
  Alberta 1 (17%) - 2 (8%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (4%) -
United States 1 (17%) - 4 (16%) 151M (83%)
  California - - 2 (8%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (4%) 151M (83%)
Ireland 1 (17%) - 1 (4%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 4 (67%) - 19 (76%) 32M (17%)
Cross-border 2 (33%) - 6 (24%) 151M (83%)
Total 6 - 25 $183M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (17%) - 9 (36%) 151M (83%)
Venture 4 (67%) - 9 (36%) -
Growth Capital - - 4 (16%) 32M (17%)
Divestiture 1 (17%) - 2 (8%) -
PIPE - - 1 (4%) -
Total 6 - 25 $183M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 14 (56%) 1.1B (100%)
IPO 4 (16%) -
Secondary Sale 3 (12%) -
Trade Sale 3 (12%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Total 25 $1.1B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $151M
< $100M 2 $32M
TOTAL $183M
Largest Custom Direct LLC
$151M (2007-06-02)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $910M
< $100M 2 $151M
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Continental Alloys & Services, Inc.
$415M (2011-08-03)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
15%
3 15%
Strategic(s)
85%
17 85%

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