M&A Deal Summary

Fugro Acquires Roadware Group

On February 13, 2008, Fugro acquired technology hardware company Roadware Group from Ken Fowler Enterprises for 14M EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Fugro’s 1st transaction in the Technology Hardware sector.
  • This is Fugro’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Fugro’s 1st transaction in Canada.
  • This is Fugro’s 1st transaction in Ontario.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2008-02-13
Target Roadware Group
Sector Technology Hardware
Buyer(s) Fugro
Sellers(s) Ken Fowler Enterprises
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 14M EUR

Target

Roadware Group

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
website
Roadware Group Inc is a designer, assembler and supplier of custom built vehicles and has delivered over eighty such vehicles to international customers, primarily Government Road Authorities.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Fugro

Leidschendam, Netherlands

website


Category Company
Founded 1962
Sector Engineering
Employees9,000
Revenue 1.5B EUR (2021)
DESCRIPTION

Fugro is a provider of geotechnical, survey, subsea and geosciences services. The company services are specifically designed to support your engineering design and large structure. Fugro was founded in 1962 and is based in Leidschendam, the Netherlands.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 10
Sector (Technology Hardware) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 8
State (Ontario) 1 of 1
Country (Canada) 1 of 1
Year (2008) 2 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-02-05 Pavement Management Services Pty

Sydney, Australia

Pavement Management Services Pty Ltd. is a high technology civil engineering consultancy specialising in superior quality pavement testing, design, evaluation and management of roads, airports and ports.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-04-25 BKS Surveys

United Kingdom

BKS Surveys Ltd. is a supplier of aerial mapping services and products.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Ken Fowler Enterprises

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1972
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Ken Fowler Enterprises Ltd. (KFE) is a private equity firm that typically commits between $5 million to $15 million of capital per transaction. The firm seeks to invest in real estate, restaurants and hospitality, and specialty retailers. KFE also takes an active role in special situation investments. These investment opportunities lie outside the firm's normal focus, but add to the range of industries the firm invests in. These special situation investments include consumer finance, aerospace parts manufacturing, waste management, forestry, infrastructure technology, education and many other industries. Ken Fowler Enterprises Ltd. was formed in 1972 and is based in St. Catharines, Ontario.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 5
Sector (Technology Hardware) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 3 of 5
State (Ontario) 2 of 3
Country (Canada) 2 of 3
Year (2008) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-02-13 Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada

At the centre of BC's beautiful Columbia Valley, Fairmont Hot Springs boasts a full suite of year round recreational pursuits. This jewel in the Columbia Valley will become the quintessential Rocky Mountain community over the next 20 years.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-01-01 Prudhommes Group Partnership

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Prudhommes Landing is an 80-acre development site right on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.

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