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 10 companies. It has also invested in 12 others.

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s most common sectors for investment are financial services (10%) and business services (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (33%) and growth capital (28%). In total, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has invested in 8 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 Activity42
    • M&A Buy Activity40
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 12

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (5.8/yr) # 11 7 10 7 5 - 40
vol $4.4B $7.7B $7.7B $7.0B $26.8B
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - - 2 - 2
vol $746M $746M
  42

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Zevia LLC 2020-12-21 - Secondary Buyout
Los Angeles, California · www.zevia.com
CAE, Inc. 2020-11-18 - Stake Purchase
Saint-Laurent, Quebec · www.cae.com
Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc. 2020-11-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Middleburg Hts, Ohio · www​.bar​ret​te​out​door​liv​ing​.com
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
IEX Group, Inc. 2019-12-03 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.iextrading.com
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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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 16
Briarcliff Manor, New York · www.usi.biz 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 3
Santa Ana, California · www.aus.com Dallas, Texas · www.securadyne.com
Cirque du Soleil, Inc. 2015-04-20 VStar Entertainment Group 2018-07-09 3
Montreal, Quebec · www.cirquedusoleil.com Fridley, Minnesota · www.vstarentertainment.com
USI Insurance Services Corp. 2017-03-17 Key Insurance & Benefits Services, Inc. 2018-03-29 15
Briarcliff Manor, New York · www.usi.biz Buffalo, New York
Cirque du Soleil, Inc. 2015-04-20 Blue Man Productions LLC 2017-07-06 2
Montreal, Quebec · www.cirquedusoleil.com New York, New York · www.blueman.com
USI Insurance Services Corp. 2017-03-17 Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA Inc. 2017-06-27 14
Briarcliff Manor, New York · www.usi.biz Chicago, Illinois · wfis.wellsfargo.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Financial Services 4 (10%) 2.5B (9%) 4 (10%) 2.5B (9%)
Business Services 2 (5%) 5.2B (19%) 3 (8%) 5.2B (19%)
Healthcare Services 3 (8%) - 3 (8%) -
Insurance 2 (5%) 4.7B (17%) 2 (5%) 4.7B (17%)
Information Technology 2 (5%) 2.5B (9%) 2 (5%) 2.5B (9%)
Building Materials 2 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Engineering 2 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Transportation 2 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Utilities 2 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) 7.0B (26%) 1 (3%) 7.0B (26%)
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%) -
Beverages 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Communications 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Defense 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 39 $26.8B 40 $26.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 14 (36%) 17.2B (64%) 14 (35%) 17.2B (64%)
  California 3 (8%) 7.0B (26%) 3 (8%) 7.0B (26%)
  New York 3 (8%) 4.3B (16%) 3 (8%) 4.3B (16%)
  Illinois 3 (8%) 2.5B (9%) 3 (8%) 2.5B (9%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (3%) 3.4B (13%) 1 (3%) 3.4B (13%)
  Ohio 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
  Kentucky 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
  Florida 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
  Texas 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Canada 11 (28%) 1.5B (6%) 11 (28%) 1.5B (6%)
  Quebec 9 (23%) 1.5B (6%) 9 (23%) 1.5B (6%)
  Ontario 2 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
France 4 (10%) - 5 (13%) -
Australia 3 (8%) - 3 (8%) -
United Kingdom 2 (5%) 2.9B (11%) 2 (5%) 2.9B (11%)
Colombia 2 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Germany 1 (3%) 5.2B (19%) 1 (3%) 5.2B (19%)
India 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Mexico 1 (3%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 39 $26.8B 40 $26.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 13 (33%) 21.9B (82%) 13 (33%) 21.9B (82%)
Growth Capital 11 (28%) - 11 (28%) -
Stake Purchase 8 (21%) - 8 (20%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (8%) 1.5B (6%) 4 (10%) 1.5B (6%)
Divestiture 2 (5%) 3.4B (13%) 2 (5%) 3.4B (13%)
Going Private 2 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Total 39 $26.8B 40 $26.8B

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
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
BMO Capital Markets
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1
Stikeman Elliott LLP
1
McCarthy Tétrault 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)
38%
15 (38%)
Strategic(s)
5%
2 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)

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