Kensington Capital Partners Limited Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Kensington Capital Partners Limited has acquired 5 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Kensington Capital Partners Limited’s most common sectors for investment are building materials (12%) and food (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and growth capital (28%). In total, Kensington Capital Partners Limited has invested in 5 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Ceridian HCM Holding for $5.3B.

In the last 3 years, Kensington Capital Partners Limited has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Kensington Capital Partners Limited’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold The 41st Parameter for $324M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 2

Kensington Capital Partners Limited

95 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite 905,
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1N6
Canada
(416) 362-9000
www.kcpl.ca
rhu@kcpl.ca

Kensington Capital Partners is a Canadian alternative asset manager focused on hedge funds, private equity, and infrastructure assets. Kensington makes private equity investments through its fund-of-funds and direct co-investment programs. Kensington Capital was formed in 1996 and is based in Toronto.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Food, Media, Metals/Mining, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 50 500
values in millions of CAD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 8 2 3 3 2 - 18
vol $5.3B $5.3B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - - 2 - - 4
vol $474M $474M
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Agnora 2019-05-02 - Growth Capital
Collingwood, Ontario · www.agnora.com
Vaughn Mills Packaging Ltd. 2019-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Concord, Ontario
Kenona Industries, Inc. 2018-06-07 - Recapitalization
Grand Rapids, Michigan · www.kenona.net
Ceridian HCM Holding, Inc. 2018-04-23 - IPO
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.ceridian.com
Axis Auto Finance, Inc. 2018-03-31 - Stake Purchase
Mississauga, Ontario · www.axisautofinance.com
Mobile Service Center Canada Ltd. 2018-03-31 - Growth Capital
Ottawa, Ontario · www.mobileklinik.ca
CGL Manufacturing, Inc. 2018-01-01 - Sold to Management
Guelph, Ontario · www.cglmfg.ca
Ace Hill Beer Co., Inc. 2017-03-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Toronto, Ontario · www.drinkacehill.com
Walker Glass Co. Ltd. 2017-03-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Montreal, Quebec · www.walkerglass.com
White Swan Environmental Ltd. 2017-03-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Red Deer County, Alberta · www.whiteswanltd.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software - - 2 (11%) 5.3B (100%)
Building Materials 2 (15%) - 2 (11%) -
Food 1 (8%) - 2 (11%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (15%) - 2 (11%) -
Automotive 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Beverages 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Business Services 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Communications - - 1 (6%) -
Environmental 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Financial Services 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Machinery - - 1 (6%) -
Media 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 13 - 18 $5.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 10 (77%) - 13 (72%) -
  Ontario 7 (54%) - 10 (56%) -
  Quebec 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  British Columbia 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Alberta 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
United States 3 (23%) - 5 (28%) 5.3B (100%)
  Michigan 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Indiana 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Colorado 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (6%) 5.3B (100%)
  Arizona - - 1 (6%) -
Domestic 10 (77%) - 13 (72%) -
Cross-border 3 (23%) - 5 (28%) 5.3B (100%)
Total 13 - 18 $5.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (38%) - 6 (33%) -
Growth Capital 4 (31%) - 5 (28%) -
Venture 1 (8%) - 3 (17%) -
Going Private - - 1 (6%) 5.3B (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (8%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 13 - 18 $5.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (50%) 474M (100%)
IPO 1 (25%) -
Sold to Management 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $474M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $5.3B
TOTAL $5.3B
Largest Ceridian HCM Holding, Inc.
$5.3B (2007-11-14)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $474M
TOTAL $474M
Largest The 41st Parameter, Inc.
$324M (2013-10-01)

M&A Connections

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

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