OMERS Infrastructure Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, OMERS Infrastructure has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

OMERS Infrastructure’s most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (33%) and infrastructure (18%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (65%) and secondary buyout (15%). In total, OMERS Infrastructure has invested in 5 US states and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2014 when it acquired Caruna for $2.9B.

In the last 3 years, OMERS Infrastructure has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). OMERS Infrastructure’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Detroit River Tunnel for $312M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity32
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

OMERS Infrastructure

EY Tower 900 - 100 Adelaide St. W.,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 0E2
Canada
(416) 369-2400
www.omersinfrastructure.com

OMERS Infrastructure is the infrastructure investment arm of Canadian pension plan OMERS. OMERS targets 'large-scale' infrastructure investments valued in excess of $1 billion where the firm can commit at least $200 million of equity capital. Prospective opportunities generally possess significant governmental or regulatory barriers to entry, as well as stable cash-flows linked to long-term contracts. Specific areas of interest include energy (generation, transmission and distribution networks), transportation (transportation gateways, rail corridors, ports and airports), institutional facilities (hospitals, long-term care facilities and schools), and government-regulated services (laboratory diagnostic services, satellite and other communications networks and land registry services). OMERS was formed in 1990 and is based in Toronto.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Infrastructure, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Scandinavia

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 200 -
Enterprise Value 1,000 -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 23 1 3 - 1 - 28
vol $2.9B $2.0B $4.9B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - 1 - 1 - 4
vol $312M $312M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Detroit River Tunnel Co. 2020-10-16 312M USD Add-on Acquisition
Detroit, Michigan
Deutsche Glasfaser 2020-02-10 - Secondary Buyout
Borken, Germany · www.deutsche-glasfaser.de
SFR FTTH 2018-11-30 2.0B EUR Divestiture
, France
BridgeTex Pipeline Co. LLC 2018-08-21 - Stake Purchase
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Puget Energy, Inc. 2018-08-08 - Stake Purchase
Bellevue, Washington · www.pugetenergy.com
Airports Worldwide, Inc. 2018-04-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Sanford, Florida · www.airportsworldwide.com
GNL Quintero S.A. 2017-04-11 - Stake Purchase
Santiago, Chile · www.gnlquintero.com
TransGrid 2015-12-15 - Stake Purchase
Sydney, Australia · www.transgrid.com.au
Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH 2015-08-03 - Secondary Buyout
Bonn, Germany · www.tank.rast.de
Fortum Distribution AB 2015-03-15 - Divestiture
Fortum, Finland · www.fortum.com/en/corporation/our-business/distribution/
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Teranet, Inc. 2008-10-28 DoProcess LP 2020-12-10 1
Toronto, Ontario · www.teranet.ca Toronto, Ontario · www.doprocess.com
LifeLabs, Inc. 2007-02-26 LifeLabs, Business and Operations in Quebec 2012-03-28 1
Toronto, Ontario · www.lifelabs.com , Quebec

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 7 (29%) 2.9B (59%) 9 (32%) 2.9B (59%)
Infrastructure 4 (17%) 2.0B (41%) 5 (18%) 2.0B (41%)
Utilities 4 (17%) - 4 (14%) -
Healthcare Services 3 (13%) 1M (< 1%) 3 (11%) 1M (< 1%)
Communications 2 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Airlines - - 1 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 24 $4.9B 28 $4.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 9 (38%) 1M (< 1%) 11 (39%) 1M (< 1%)
  Ontario 7 (29%) 1M (< 1%) 8 (29%) 1M (< 1%)
  Prince Edward Island 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  Nova Scotia 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
United States 4 (17%) - 6 (21%) -
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 2 (7%) -
  Texas 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  Washington 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  Florida - - 1 (4%) -
United Kingdom 3 (13%) - 3 (11%) -
Finland 2 (8%) 2.9B (59%) 2 (7%) 2.9B (59%)
Germany 2 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
France 1 (4%) 2.0B (41%) 1 (4%) 2.0B (41%)
Australia 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Chile 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Czech Republic 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 9 (38%) 1M (< 1%) 11 (39%) 1M (< 1%)
Cross-border 15 (63%) 4.9B (100%) 17 (61%) 4.9B (100%)
Total 24 $4.9B 28 $4.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 14 (58%) 2.9B (59%) 18 (64%) 2.9B (59%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (17%) - 4 (14%) -
Stake Purchase 4 (17%) - 4 (14%) -
Divestiture 2 (8%) 2.0B (41%) 2 (7%) 2.0B (41%)
Total 24 $4.9B 28 $4.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (25%) 312M (100%)
Merger 1 (25%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (25%) -
Trade Sale 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $312M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.9B
< $100M 1 $1M
TOTAL $4.9B
Largest Caruna
$2.9B (2014-03-24)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $312M
TOTAL $312M
Largest Detroit River Tunnel Co.
$312M (2020-10-16)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
4 (14%)
Strategic(s)
7%
2 (7%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
50%
2 (50%)

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