M&A Deal Summary

Northern Private Capital Acquires MDA

On December 30, 2019, private equity firm Northern Private Capital acquired technology hardware company MDA from Maxar for 1.0B CAD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Northern Private Capital’s 1st transaction in the Technology Hardware sector.
  • This is Northern Private Capital’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Northern Private Capital’s 1st transaction in Canada.
  • This is Northern Private Capital’s 1st transaction in Ontario.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2019-12-30
Target MDA
Sector Technology Hardware
Buyer(s) Northern Private Capital
Sellers(s) Maxar
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 1.0B CAD

Target

MDA

Brampton, Ontario, Canada
website
MDA is Canada’s largest space technology company and a world leader in space robotics, radar satellite technology and satellite components. MDA has delivered several world-leading and iconic space technologies including the Canadarm for the U.S. Space Shuttle program and the International Space Station.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Northern Private Capital

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2013
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Northern Private Capital (NPC) is a private investment firm focused on long-term company investments in partnership with management teams. NPC is a generalist investor and prefers proven businesses with high-growth potential and proprietary technology. Northern Private Capital was formed in 2013 and is headquartered in Toronto.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 2
Sector (Technology Hardware) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
State (Ontario) 1 of 1
Country (Canada) 1 of 1
Year (2019) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-09-01 Aspire Food Group

Austin, Texas, United States

Aspire uses a proprietary, innovative process to produce high-quality, low-cost crickets at commercial scale. Aspire’s crickets are sold as an affordable, sustainable and nutritious protein ingredient in both the pet and human food markets. Aspire’s operations also produce large volumes of cricket frass which are sold as an organic fertilizer.

Buy -

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Maxar

Westminster, Colorado, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1957
SectorCommunications
Employees4,400
Revenue 1.8B USD (2021)
DESCRIPTION

Maxar is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. Maxar business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, primarily in the Communications sector and the Surveillance and Intelligence sector. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development. Maxar was founded in 1969 and is based in Westminster, Colorado.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 4
Sector (Technology Hardware) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 4 of 4
State (Ontario) 2 of 2
Country (Canada) 2 of 2
Year (2019) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-02-24 DigitalGlobe

Westminster, Colorado, United States

DigitalGlobe, Inc. is a provider of commercial high‑resolution earth imagery products and services. The imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, Internet portals, and navigation technology. DigitalGlobe, Inc. was established in 1993 and is based in Westminster, Colorado.

Buy $3.6B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-06-23 Vricon

McLean, Virginia, United States

Vricon, Inc. is a provider of satellite-derived 3D data for defense and intelligence markets, with software and products that enhance 3D mapping, Earth intelligence data, military simulation and training, and precision-guided munitions. Vricon is based in McLean, Virginia.

Buy $140M