Kensington Capital Partners Limited Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Kensington Capital Partners Limited has acquired 1 company.

Kensington Capital Partners Limited’s most common sectors for investment are media (19%) and software (19%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (28%) and growth capital (28%). In total, Kensington Capital Partners Limited has invested in 4 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2006 when it acquired iHeartMedia for $26.7B.

In the last 3 years, Kensington Capital Partners Limited has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). 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 Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 3

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 (0.2/yr) # 10 - - 1 - - 11
vol $32.0B $32.0B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - 1 - - 3
vol $474M $474M
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Protenergy Natural Foods Corp. 2014-04-21 150M USD Add-on Acquisition
Richmond Hill, Ontario · www.protenergyfoods.com
Touch Bistro, Inc. 2014-03-24 - Venture
Toronto, Ontario · www.touchbistro.com
The 41st Parameter, Inc. 2013-10-01 324M USD Add-on Acquisition
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.the41.com
CGL Manufacturing, Inc. 2013-06-10 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Guelph, Ontario · www.cglmfg.ca
The 41st Parameter, Inc. 2012-05-30 - Venture
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.the41.com
Blue Ant Media, Inc. 2011-12-21 - Growth Capital
Toronto, Ontario · www.blueantmedia.ca
Protenergy Natural Foods Corp. 2011-10-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Richmond Hill, Ontario · www.protenergyfoods.com
D-Wave Systems, Inc. 2010-12-02 - Growth Capital
Burnaby, British Columbia · www.dwavesys.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
iHeartMedia, Inc. 2006-11-16 Radiojar Information Technology S.A. 2019-02-26 3
New York, New York · www.iheartmedia.com Athens, Greece · www.radiojar.com
iHeartMedia, Inc. 2006-11-16 Jelli, Inc. 2018-11-19 2
New York, New York · www.iheartmedia.com San Mateo, California · www.jelli.com
iHeartMedia, Inc. 2006-11-16 Stuff Media LLC 2018-09-13 1
New York, New York · www.iheartmedia.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.stuffmedia.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 2 (29%) 26.7B (100%) 2 (18%) 26.7B (83%)
Software - - 2 (18%) 5.3B (17%)
Communications - - 1 (9%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
Food - - 1 (9%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
Machinery 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
Manufacturing 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 7 $26.7B 11 $32.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 5 (71%) - 7 (64%) -
  Ontario 3 (43%) - 5 (45%) -
  British Columbia 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
  Alberta 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
United States 2 (29%) 26.7B (100%) 4 (36%) 32.0B (100%)
  New York 1 (14%) 26.7B (100%) 1 (9%) 26.7B (83%)
  Michigan 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (9%) 5.3B (17%)
  Arizona - - 1 (9%) -
Domestic 5 (71%) - 7 (64%) -
Cross-border 2 (29%) 26.7B (100%) 4 (36%) 32.0B (100%)
Total 7 $26.7B 11 $32.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (29%) 26.7B (100%) 3 (27%) 26.7B (83%)
Growth Capital 3 (43%) - 3 (27%) -
Venture 1 (14%) - 3 (27%) -
Going Private - - 1 (9%) 5.3B (17%)
Recapitalization 1 (14%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 7 $26.7B 11 $32.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (67%) 474M (100%)
IPO 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $474M

Top M&A Advisors

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

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $32.0B
TOTAL $32.0B
Largest iHeartMedia, Inc.
$26.7B (2006-11-16)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $474M
TOTAL $474M
Largest The 41st Parameter, Inc.
$324M (2013-10-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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