FirstService Corp.

FirstService Building, 1140 Bay Street,
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2B4
Canada,
(416)960-9500
www.firstservice.com

FirstService Corporation is rapidly growing real estate services sector, one of the largest markets in the world. FirstService manages more than 2.5 billion square feet of residential and commercial properties through its three industry-leading service platforms: Colliers International, one of the largest global players in commercial real estate services; FirstService Residential, North America's largest manager of residential communities; and FirstService Brands, one of North America's largest providers of essential property services delivered through individually branded franchise systems and company-owned operations.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 1 1 - - 7 - 9
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
vol $55M $55M
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Largest Field Asset Services
$55M (2013-10-01)

According to our data here at Mergr, FirstService has acquired 9 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold Field Asset Services to Assurant Specialty Property for $55M. FirstService has acquired in 7 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include real estate (45%) and consumer services (23%).

When analyzing the real estate sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 110 real estate companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 10 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 5 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic real estate acquirer over the past 3 years is Avison Young, with 13 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the real estate sector over the past 3 years is Jaguar Growth Partners LLC with 3 platform acquisitions.

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