La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has acquired 11 companies. It has also invested in 19 others.

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s most common sectors for investment areinternet software and services (9%) and information technology (8%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (39%) and secondary buyout (22%). In total, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has invested in 13 US states and 10 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Allied Universal for $7.0B.

In the last 3 years, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has exited 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (28%). La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2022 when it sold Barrette Outdoor Living for $1.9B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity96
    • M&A Buy Activity85
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 36
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 36
  • M&A Advisors 19

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Centre CDP Capital)

65, rue Sainte-Anne, 14th Floor,
Québec, G1R 3X5
Canada
(418) 684-2334
www.cdpq.com/en/investments/private-equity
info@cdpq.com


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Manufacturing

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Central Asia/India

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 125 1,000
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of CAD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (8.4/yr) # 43 12 9 6 12 3 85
vol $12.1B $7.7B $7.0B $26.8B
Sell (2.0/yr) # 1 - 1 3 5 1 11
vol $746M $1.9B $2.6B
  96

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cozey 2022-06-21 - Growth Capital
Montréal, Quebec · www.cozey.ca
Bouthillette Parizeau 2022-06-09 - Growth Capital
Montreal, Quebec · www.bpa.ca
Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc. 2022-06-03 1.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Middleburg Hts, Ohio · www​.bar​ret​te​out​door​liv​ing​.com
Crossroads Treatment Centers 2022-01-11 - Recapitalization
Greenville, South Carolina · www.crossroadstreatmentcenters.com
QIMA Ltd. 2021-12-08 - Growth Capital
Hong Kong, China · www.qima.com
M3 Financial Group 2021-11-09 - Growth Capital
Montreal, Quebec · www.m3-grp.com
Grupo Diagnóstico Aries 2021-10-18 - Growth Capital
Puebla, Mexico · www.grupodiagnosticoaries.com
Spirit Music Group, Inc. 2021-10-14 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.spiritmusicgroup.com
AvidXchange, Inc. 2021-10-13 - IPO
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.avidxchange.com
WestConnex 2021-09-19 - Stake Purchase
Sydney, Australia · www.westconnex.com.au
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
WSP Global, Inc. 2015-08-25 John Wood Group - Environment & Infrastructure business 2022-09-21 13
Montreal, Quebec · www.wsp.com Aberdeen, United Kingdom
WSP Global, Inc. 2015-08-25 Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure Ltd. 2022-08-02 12
Montreal, Quebec · www.wsp.com London, United Kingdom · www.capitaproperty.co.uk
WSP Global, Inc. 2015-08-25 GL Hearn Ltd. 2022-08-02 11
Montreal, Quebec · www.wsp.com London, United Kingdom · www.glhearn.com
FNZ Group 2018-10-09 New Access SA 2022-07-20 3
London, United Kingdom · www.fnz.com Geneva, Switzerland · www.newaccess.ch
Howden Group Holdings Ltd. 2013-03-27 TigerRisk Partners LLC 2022-06-09 1
London, United Kingdom · www.howdengroupholdings.com Stamford, Connecticut · www.tigerrisk.com
Allied Universal 2019-02-20 Attenti Electronic Monitoring, Ltd. 2022-04-05 13
Santa Ana, California · www.aus.com Tel Aviv, Israel · www.attentigroup.com
Invenergy Renewables LLC 2018-05-22 Invenergy Renewables - 150 Megawatt Solar Facility 2022-02-16 4
Chicago, Illinois · www.invenergyllc.com Chicago, Illinois
USI Insurance Services Corp. 2017-03-17 Insurance Services Group, Inc. 2022-01-21 1
Valhalla, New York · www.usi.com Edmonds, Washington · www.insuranceservicesgroup.com
Carestream Dental LLC 2017-04-13 Carestream Dental's Intra-Oral Scanner (IOS) Business 2021-12-22 1
Atlanta, Georgia · www.carestreamdental.com Atlanta, Georgia
FNZ Group 2018-10-09 Appway AG 2021-12-07 2
London, United Kingdom · www.fnz.com Zurich, Switzerland · www.appway.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 6 (8%) - 7 (8%) -
Business Services 5 (7%) 5.2B (20%) 6 (7%) 5.2B (19%)
Information Technology 6 (8%) 2.5B (10%) 6 (7%) 2.5B (9%)
Healthcare Services 6 (8%) - 6 (7%) -
Financial Services 5 (7%) 2.5B (10%) 5 (6%) 2.5B (9%)
Insurance 4 (5%) 4.7B (19%) 4 (5%) 4.7B (17%)
Renewable Energy 4 (5%) - 4 (5%) -
Building Materials 2 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Consumer Products 3 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Engineering 3 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Infrastructure 2 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
Transportation 3 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Environmental 2 (3%) 3.4B (13%) 2 (2%) 3.4B (13%)
Media 1 (1%) - 2 (2%) 1.5B (6%)
Automotive 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Beverages 1 (1%) - 2 (2%) -
Marine 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Real Estate 1 (1%) - 2 (2%) -
Staffing 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Utilities 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Safety/Security 1 (1%) 7.0B (28%) 1 (1%) 7.0B (26%)
Aerospace 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Defense 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Digital Media 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Food - - 1 (1%) -
Furniture 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Life Science 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Machinery 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Medical Products 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Publishing 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Software - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 76 $25.3B 85 $26.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 32 (42%) - 36 (42%) 1.5B (6%)
  Quebec 30 (39%) - 33 (39%) 1.5B (6%)
  Ontario 2 (3%) - 3 (4%) -
United States 19 (25%) 17.2B (68%) 23 (27%) 17.2B (64%)
  California 5 (7%) 7.0B (28%) 6 (7%) 7.0B (26%)
  New York 5 (7%) 6.8B (27%) 5 (6%) 6.8B (25%)
  Illinois 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (1%) 3.4B (13%) 1 (1%) 3.4B (13%)
  Georgia 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  South Carolina 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  New Jersey 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Nebraska 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Kentucky 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
  Florida - - 1 (1%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (1%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (1%) -
France 7 (9%) - 8 (9%) -
Australia 6 (8%) - 6 (7%) -
India 4 (5%) - 4 (5%) -
United Kingdom 2 (3%) 2.9B (12%) 2 (2%) 2.9B (11%)
Colombia 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Mexico 2 (3%) - 2 (2%) -
Germany 1 (1%) 5.2B (20%) 1 (1%) 5.2B (19%)
China 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 76 $25.3B 85 $26.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 30 (39%) - 33 (39%) -
Secondary Buyout 16 (21%) 21.9B (87%) 18 (21%) 21.9B (82%)
Stake Purchase 16 (21%) - 16 (19%) -
Divestiture 4 (5%) 3.4B (13%) 4 (5%) 3.4B (13%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (1%) - 4 (5%) 1.5B (6%)
Venture 3 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
Going Private 3 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) - 1 (1%) -
Total 76 $25.3B 85 $26.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 3 (27%) -
Stake Sale 2 (18%) 746M (28%)
Trade Sale 2 (18%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (9%) 1.9B (72%)
Bankruptcy 1 (9%) -
Merger 1 (9%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (9%) -
Total 11 $2.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
2
BMO Capital Markets
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
2
Latham & Watkins
1
White & Case LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 7 $26.4B
$100M to $1B 1 $385M
TOTAL $26.8B
Largest Allied Universal
$7.0B (2019-02-20)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.9B
$100M to $1B 1 $746M
TOTAL $2.6B
Largest Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc.
$1.9B (2022-06-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
26%
22 (26%)
Strategic(s)
5%
4 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
27%
3 (27%)
Strategic(s)
36%
4 (36%)

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