Ken Fowler Enterprises Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Ken Fowler Enterprises’ most common sectors for investment are leisure (50%) and real estate (50%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and growth capital (50%).

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Ken Fowler Enterprises’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Roadware Group for $16M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Ken Fowler Enterprises Ltd.

110 Hannover Drive, Suite 203B,
St. Catharines, Ontario L2W 1A4
Canada
(905)688-9740
www.kfe.on.ca
info@kfe.on.ca

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Distribution, Education, Financial Services, Food, Franchising, Infrastructure, Leisure, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 15
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $16M $16M
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
West 49, Inc. 2013-11-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Burlington, Ontario · www.west49.com
Cango, Inc. 2011-06-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Shanghai, China · www.cangoonline.com
Prudhommes Group Partnership 2009-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Toronto, Ontario
Roadware Group, Inc. 2008-02-13 16M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Mississauga, Ontario · www.roadware.com
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ltd 2008-02-13 - Growth Capital
Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia · www.fairmonthotsprings.com
Maracay Homes LLC 2006-02-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.maracayhomes.com
Manchu WOK, Inc. 2005-10-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Markham, Ontario · www.manchuwok.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Leisure 1 (50%) - 1 (50%) -
Real Estate 1 (50%) - 1 (50%) -
Total 2 - 2 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 2 (100%) - 2 (100%) -
  Ontario 1 (50%) - 1 (50%) -
  British Columbia 1 (50%) - 1 (50%) -
Total 2 - 2 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (50%) - 1 (50%) -
Growth Capital 1 (50%) - 1 (50%) -
Total 2 - 2 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (80%) 16M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $16M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $16M
TOTAL $16M
Largest Roadware Group, Inc.
$16M (2008-02-13)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
5 100%

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