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 12 companies. It has also invested in 12 others.

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s most common sectors for investment are business services (10%) and financial services (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (31%) 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 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (34%). 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 Activity46
    • M&A Buy Activity43
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 28
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • 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 (6.2/yr) # 12 7 10 7 5 2 43
vol $4.4B $7.7B $7.7B $7.0B $26.8B
Sell (0.6/yr) # - - - - 2 1 3
vol $746M $746M
  46

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Avison Young, Inc. 2021-03-15 - Merger
Toronto, Ontario · www.avisonyoung.com
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
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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 16
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
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
Valhalla, New York · www.usi.com 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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services 3 (7%) 5.2B (19%) 4 (9%) 5.2B (19%)
Financial Services 4 (10%) 2.5B (9%) 4 (9%) 2.5B (9%)
Building Materials 3 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
Insurance 2 (5%) 4.7B (17%) 2 (5%) 4.7B (17%)
Information Technology 2 (5%) 2.5B (9%) 2 (5%) 2.5B (9%)
Engineering 2 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Transportation 2 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Utilities 2 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Safety/Security 1 (2%) 7.0B (26%) 1 (2%) 7.0B (26%)
Environmental 1 (2%) 3.4B (13%) 1 (2%) 3.4B (13%)
Leisure 1 (2%) 1.5B (6%) 1 (2%) 1.5B (6%)
Aerospace 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Automotive 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Beverages 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Communications 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%) -
Infrastructure 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%) -
Staffing 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 41 $26.8B 43 $26.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 14 (34%) 17.2B (64%) 14 (33%) 17.2B (64%)
  California 3 (7%) 7.0B (26%) 3 (7%) 7.0B (26%)
  New York 3 (7%) 4.3B (16%) 3 (7%) 4.3B (16%)
  Illinois 3 (7%) 2.5B (9%) 3 (7%) 2.5B (9%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (2%) 3.4B (13%) 1 (2%) 3.4B (13%)
  Texas 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
  Florida 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Canada 12 (29%) 1.5B (6%) 13 (30%) 1.5B (6%)
  Quebec 11 (27%) 1.5B (6%) 11 (26%) 1.5B (6%)
  Ontario 1 (2%) - 2 (5%) -
France 5 (12%) - 6 (14%) -
Australia 3 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
United Kingdom 2 (5%) 2.9B (11%) 2 (5%) 2.9B (11%)
Colombia 2 (5%) - 2 (5%) -
Germany 1 (2%) 5.2B (19%) 1 (2%) 5.2B (19%)
India 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Mexico 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 41 $26.8B 43 $26.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 12 (29%) 21.9B (82%) 13 (30%) 21.9B (82%)
Growth Capital 12 (29%) - 12 (28%) -
Stake Purchase 8 (20%) - 8 (19%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (7%) 1.5B (6%) 4 (9%) 1.5B (6%)
Divestiture 3 (7%) 3.4B (13%) 3 (7%) 3.4B (13%)
Going Private 3 (7%) - 3 (7%) -
Total 41 $26.8B 43 $26.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Stake Sale 1 (33%) 746M (100%)
Merger 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $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)
35%
15 (35%)
Strategic(s)
7%
3 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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