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

Profile

In the last 3 years, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has acquired 14 companies. It has also invested in 18 others.

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s most common sectors for investment arefinancial services (10%) and business services (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (31%) and secondary buyout (31%). In total, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has invested in 9 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 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (20%). 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 Activity58
    • M&A Buy Activity53
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 16

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
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

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (7.8/yr) # 14 7 11 7 5 9 53
vol $4.4B $7.7B $7.7B $7.0B $26.8B
Sell (1.0/yr) # - - - - 3 2 5
vol $746M $746M
  58

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
WestConnex 2021-09-19 - Stake Purchase
, Australia · www.westconnex.com.au
Wizeline, Inc. 2021-09-01 - Secondary Buyout
San Francisco, California · www.wizeline.com
Medical Solutions LLC 2021-08-30 - Secondary Buyout
Omaha, Nebraska · www.medicalsolutions.com
Beyond Technologies 2021-08-12 - Stake Purchase
Montreal, Quebec · www.beyondtechnologies.com
ApplyBoard, Inc. 2021-08-04 - Growth Capital
Kitchener, Ontario · www.applyboard.com
Reno De Medici S.p.A. 2021-07-05 - Stake Purchase
Milan, Italy · www.rdmgroup.com
New Look Vision Group, Inc. 2021-05-26 - Going Private
Saint-Laurent, Quebec · www.newlookvision.ca
Ermewa Group 2021-04-23 - Divestiture
Levallois-Perret, France · www.ermewa-group.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Allied Universal 2019-02-20 MSA Security, Inc. 2021-09-20 5
Santa Ana, California · www.aus.com New York, New York · www.msasecurity.net
Demers Ambulances 2016-11-22 Medix Specialty Vehicles LLC 2021-04-13 1
Beloeil, Quebec · www.demers-ambulances.com Elkhart, Indiana · www.medixambulance.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 17
Valhalla, New York · www.usi.com Minnetonka, Minnesota · www.associatedbrc.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
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
Invenergy Renewables LLC 2018-05-22 Invenergy - 109 MW Prairie Breeze II and Prairie Breeze III Projects 2019-11-07 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.invenergyllc.com , Nebraska
Allied Universal 2019-02-20 Securadyne Systems LLC 2019-04-10 4
Santa Ana, California · www.aus.com Dallas, Texas · www.securadyne.com
USI Insurance Services Corp. 2017-03-17 Key Insurance & Benefits Services, Inc. 2018-03-29 16
Valhalla, New York · www.usi.com Buffalo, New York
USI Insurance Services Corp. 2017-03-17 Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA Inc. 2017-06-27 15
Valhalla, New York · www.usi.com Chicago, Illinois · wfis.wellsfargo.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 4 (8%) 5.2B (20%) 5 (9%) 5.2B (19%)
Financial Services 5 (10%) 2.5B (10%) 5 (9%) 2.5B (9%)
Information Technology 4 (8%) 2.5B (10%) 4 (8%) 2.5B (9%)
Healthcare Services 4 (8%) - 4 (8%) -
Insurance 3 (6%) 4.7B (19%) 3 (6%) 4.7B (17%)
Building Materials 3 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Infrastructure 3 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Transportation 3 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Engineering 2 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Staffing 2 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Utilities 2 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Safety/Security 1 (2%) 7.0B (28%) 1 (2%) 7.0B (26%)
Environmental 1 (2%) 3.4B (13%) 1 (2%) 3.4B (13%)
Media - - 1 (2%) 1.5B (6%)
Aerospace 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Automotive 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Beverages 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Products 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Defense 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Life Science 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Machinery 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (2%) -
Renewable Energy 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 50 $25.3B 53 $26.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 17 (34%) 17.2B (68%) 17 (32%) 17.2B (64%)
  California 4 (8%) 7.0B (28%) 4 (8%) 7.0B (26%)
  New York 4 (8%) 4.3B (17%) 4 (8%) 4.3B (16%)
  Illinois 3 (6%) 2.5B (10%) 3 (6%) 2.5B (9%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (2%) 3.4B (13%) 1 (2%) 3.4B (13%)
  Nebraska 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Florida 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Texas 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Canada 14 (28%) - 16 (30%) 1.5B (6%)
  Quebec 12 (24%) - 13 (25%) 1.5B (6%)
  Ontario 2 (4%) - 3 (6%) -
France 5 (10%) - 6 (11%) -
Australia 5 (10%) - 5 (9%) -
United Kingdom 2 (4%) 2.9B (12%) 2 (4%) 2.9B (11%)
India 2 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Colombia 2 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Mexico 2 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
Germany 1 (2%) 5.2B (20%) 1 (2%) 5.2B (19%)
Total 50 $25.3B 53 $26.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 15 (30%) 21.9B (87%) 16 (30%) 21.9B (82%)
Growth Capital 16 (32%) - 16 (30%) -
Stake Purchase 11 (22%) - 11 (21%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (4%) - 4 (8%) 1.5B (6%)
Divestiture 3 (6%) 3.4B (13%) 3 (6%) 3.4B (13%)
Going Private 3 (6%) - 3 (6%) -
Total 50 $25.3B 53 $26.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Stake Sale 2 (40%) 746M (100%)
Bankruptcy 1 (20%) -
Merger 1 (20%) -
Trade Sale 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $746M

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
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
1
Simmons & Simmons 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
$100M to $1B 1 $746M
TOTAL $746M
Largest IPL Plastics Plc
$746M (2020-07-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
34%
18 (34%)
Strategic(s)
6%
3 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
40%
2 (40%)
Strategic(s)
40%
2 (40%)

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