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

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has acquired 11 companies. It has also invested in 13 others.

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s most common sectors for investment are business services (9%) and financial services (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (32%) and secondary buyout (29%). In total, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has invested in 7 US states and 9 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 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold IPL Plastics for $746M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity37
    • M&A Buy Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 25
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 10

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

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


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

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (5.6/yr) # 7 4 7 9 6 2 35
vol $1.5B $2.5B $7.7B $7.7B $7.0B $26.4B
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - - - 2 2
vol $746M $746M
  37

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Groupe Moreau 2020-08-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Indre-et-Loire, France · www.groupe-moreau.com
IPL Plastics Plc 2020-07-29 746M CAD Going Private
Montreal, Quebec · www.iplglobal.com
Plenary Americas 2020-03-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Los Angeles, California · www.plenarygroup.com
Canam Group, Inc. - Canadian Operations 2020-01-20 - Divestiture
, Quebec
Sydney Metro Pty Ltd. 2019-11-27 - Growth Capital
Sydney, Australia · www.sydneymetro.info
Piramal Enterprises Ltd. 2019-10-25 - Stake Purchase
Mumbai, India · www.piramal.com
Neuvoo 2019-09-19 - Growth Capital
Montreal, Quebec · www.neuvoo.com
Healthscope Ltd. 2019-08-29 - Growth Capital
Melbourne, Australia · www.healthscope.com.au
Hilco Trading LLC 2019-03-21 - Stake Purchase
Northbrook, Illinois · www.hilcoglobal.com
Allied Universal 2019-02-20 7.0B USD Secondary Buyout
Santa Ana, California · www.aus.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
AlixPartners LLP 2016-11-07 Freeh Group International Solutions LLC 2020-08-03 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.alixpartners.com Wilmington, Delaware · www.freehgroup.com
Invenergy Renewables LLC 2018-05-22 Invenergy Renewables LLC - Beech Ridge II Wind Facility 2020-05-21 3
Chicago, Illinois · www.invenergyllc.com Greenbrier County, West Virginia
USI Insurance Services Corp. 2017-03-17 Associated Financial Group LLC 2020-05-04 15
Briarcliff Manor, New York · www.usi.biz Minnetonka, Minnesota · www.associatedbrc.com
USI Insurance Services Corp. 2017-03-17 Full Service Insurance Agency, Inc. 2020-03-02 14
Briarcliff Manor, New York · www.usi.biz Franklin, Tennessee · www.fullserviceins.com
USI Insurance Services Corp. 2017-03-17 Forté Benefits 2020-02-24 13
Briarcliff Manor, New York · www.usi.biz Fort Worth, Texas · www.discoverforte.com
FNZ Group 2018-10-09 Irish Progressive Services International Ltd. 2020-02-10 1
London, United Kingdom · www.fnz.com Dublin, Ireland · www.ipsi.ie
USI Insurance Services Corp. 2017-03-17 Orgill Singer & Associates, Inc. 2020-02-10 12
Briarcliff Manor, New York · www.usi.biz Las Vegas, Nevada · www.orgillsinger.com
Invenergy Renewables LLC 2018-05-22 Blooming Grove Wind Energy Center 2020-01-27 2
Chicago, Illinois · www.invenergyllc.com Lexington, Illinois · mcleancountywind.invenergyllc.com
Allied Universal 2019-02-20 APG Security 2019-12-02 2
Santa Ana, California · www.aus.com South Amboy, New Jersey · www.apgsecurity.com
Allied Universal 2019-02-20 Vinson Guard Service, Inc. 2019-11-18 1
Santa Ana, California · www.aus.com New Orleans, Louisiana · www.vinsonguard.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 2 (6%) 5.2B (20%) 3 (9%) 5.2B (20%)
Financial Services 3 (9%) 2.5B (9%) 3 (9%) 2.5B (9%)
Healthcare Services 3 (9%) - 3 (9%) -
Information Technology 2 (6%) 2.5B (10%) 2 (6%) 2.5B (10%)
Engineering 2 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Transportation 2 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Utilities 2 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) 7.0B (26%) 1 (3%) 7.0B (26%)
Insurance 1 (3%) 4.3B (16%) 1 (3%) 4.3B (16%)
Environmental 1 (3%) 3.4B (13%) 1 (3%) 3.4B (13%)
Leisure 1 (3%) 1.5B (6%) 1 (3%) 1.5B (6%)
Aerospace 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Automotive 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Building Materials 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Communications 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Infrastructure 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Life Science 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Real Estate 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Staffing 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 34 $26.4B 35 $26.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (32%) 17.2B (65%) 11 (31%) 17.2B (65%)
  Illinois 3 (9%) 2.5B (9%) 3 (9%) 2.5B (9%)
  California 2 (6%) 7.0B (26%) 2 (6%) 7.0B (26%)
  New York 2 (6%) 4.3B (16%) 2 (6%) 4.3B (16%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (3%) 3.4B (13%) 1 (3%) 3.4B (13%)
  Texas 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
  Kentucky 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Canada 10 (29%) 1.5B (6%) 10 (29%) 1.5B (6%)
  Quebec 8 (24%) 1.5B (6%) 8 (23%) 1.5B (6%)
  Ontario 2 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
France 4 (12%) - 5 (14%) -
Australia 3 (9%) - 3 (9%) -
Colombia 2 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Germany 1 (3%) 5.2B (20%) 1 (3%) 5.2B (20%)
United Kingdom 1 (3%) 2.5B (10%) 1 (3%) 2.5B (10%)
India 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Mexico 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 34 $26.4B 35 $26.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 11 (32%) - 11 (31%) -
Secondary Buyout 10 (29%) 21.5B (81%) 10 (29%) 21.5B (81%)
Stake Purchase 7 (21%) - 7 (20%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (6%) 1.5B (6%) 3 (9%) 1.5B (6%)
Divestiture 2 (6%) 3.4B (13%) 2 (6%) 3.4B (13%)
Going Private 2 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Total 34 $26.4B 35 $26.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Stake Sale 1 (50%) 746M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $746M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
BMO Capital Markets
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
1
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 7 $26.4B
TOTAL $26.4B
Largest Allied Universal
$7.0B (2019-02-20)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $746M
TOTAL $746M
Largest IPL Plastics Plc
$746M (2020-07-29)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
88%
15 88%
Strategic(s)
12%
2 12%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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