Kensington Capital Partners Limited Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Kensington Capital Partners Limited has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 3 others.

Kensington Capital Partners Limited’s most common sectors for investment aresoftware (15%) and food (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%) and growth capital (29%). 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 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (60%). 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 Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 16
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 13 3 2 - - 3 21
vol $5.3B $5.3B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 2 2 - - 1 - 5
vol $474M $474M
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Resolute Health Corporation Ltd. 2022-06-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bedford, Nova Scotia · www.resolutehealthcorp.com
Minus Global Holdings 2022-03-08 - Growth Capital
Toronto, Ontario · www.minusglobal.com
Deep Genomics 2022-02-15 - Venture
Toronto, Ontario · www.deepgenomics.com
Kinetrex Energy 2021-07-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.kinetrexenergy.com
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
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 1 (7%) - 3 (14%) 5.3B (100%)
Building Materials 2 (13%) - 2 (10%) -
Food 1 (7%) - 2 (10%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (13%) - 2 (10%) -
Automotive 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Beverages 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Business Services 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Communications - - 1 (5%) -
Distribution 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (5%) -
Environmental 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Financial Services 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Life Science 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Machinery - - 1 (5%) -
Media 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 15 - 21 $5.3B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 13 (87%) - 16 (76%) -
  Ontario 9 (60%) - 12 (57%) -
  Nova Scotia 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  British Columbia 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Alberta 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Quebec 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
United States 2 (13%) - 5 (24%) 5.3B (100%)
  Michigan 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Colorado 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
  Minnesota - - 1 (5%) 5.3B (100%)
  Indiana - - 1 (5%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (5%) -
Domestic 13 (87%) - 16 (76%) -
Cross-border 2 (13%) - 5 (24%) 5.3B (100%)
Total 15 - 21 $5.3B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (33%) - 7 (33%) -
Growth Capital 5 (33%) - 6 (29%) -
Venture 2 (13%) - 4 (19%) -
Going Private - - 1 (5%) 5.3B (100%)
Recapitalization 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (7%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 15 - 21 $5.3B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (60%) 474M (100%)
IPO 1 (20%) -
Sold to Management 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $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
Investor(s)
5%
1 (5%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
60%
3 (60%)

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