InvestEco Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

InvestEco Capital’s most common sectors for investment are food (47%) and manufacturing (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (62%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (24%). In total, InvestEco Capital has invested in 1 US state and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired Pure360 for $16M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). InvestEco Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold UV Pure Technologies for $3M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

InvestEco Capital

70 The Esplanade, Suite 400,
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1R2
Canada
(416) 304-1750
www.investeco.com
info@investeco.com

InvestEco Capital is an environmental private equity firm that seeks to invest in both private and public companies in North America. The Firm targets smaller-sized companies with at least $2 million in revenue involved in fulfilling the demand for environmental products and services. Investeco has particular interest in companies specializing in alternative power, water technologies, organic and natural foods and environmental technologies. InvestEco Capital was formed in 2002 and is based in Toronto, Ontario.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Energy Services and Equipment, Environmental, Food, Forest Products, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Marketing, Oil/Gas Exploration, Renewable Energy, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 1 30
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 11 1 1 - - - 13
vol $16M $16M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 1 - - - - 3
vol $3M $3M
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
San Jose Lopez SA (San Jose & Lopez) 2017-04-10 - Secondary Buyout
Oiartzun, Spain · www.sjl.es
Farms & Forks, Inc. 2016-02-29 - Merger
Vaughan, Ontario · www.organicfooddelivery.com
Mama Earth Organics 2016-02-22 - Growth Capital
Toronto, Ontario · www.mamaearth.ca
Maple Hill Creamery LLC 2015-07-01 - Growth Capital
Kinderhook, New York · www.maplehill.com
Farms & Forks, Inc. 2015-03-02 - Growth Capital
Vaughan, Ontario · www.organicfooddelivery.com
100km Foods, Inc. 2015-03-02 - Growth Capital
Toronto, Ontario · www.100kmfoods.com
UV Pure Technologies, Inc. 2014-11-19 3M USD Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.uvpure.com
Pure360 2013-07-08 16M GBP Secondary Buyout
Brighton, United Kingdom · www.pure360.com
Schneider Power, Inc. 2010-04-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.schneiderpower.com
Woodland Biofuels, Inc. 2008-03-25 - Growth Capital
Mississauga, Ontario · www.woodlandbiofuels.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Food 4 (40%) - 6 (46%) -
Manufacturing 2 (20%) - 2 (15%) -
Marketing 1 (10%) 16M (100%) 1 (8%) 16M (100%)
Chemicals 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Forest Products 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Renewable Energy - - 1 (8%) -
Transportation 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 $16M 13 $16M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 7 (70%) - 10 (77%) -
  Ontario 6 (60%) - 9 (69%) -
  British Columbia 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
United Kingdom 1 (10%) 16M (100%) 1 (8%) 16M (100%)
United States 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
  New York 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Spain 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Domestic 7 (70%) - 10 (77%) -
Cross-border 3 (30%) 16M (100%) 3 (23%) 16M (100%)
Total 10 $16M 13 $16M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 7 (70%) - 8 (62%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (10%) - 3 (23%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (20%) 16M (100%) 2 (15%) 16M (100%)
Total 10 $16M 13 $16M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (33%) 3M (100%)
Merger 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $3M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $16M
TOTAL $16M
Largest Pure360
$16M (2013-07-08)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $3M
TOTAL $3M
Largest UV Pure Technologies, Inc.
$3M (2014-11-19)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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