Parallel49 Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Parallel49 Equity has acquired 1 company.

Parallel49 Equity’s most common sectors for investment are packaging (16%) and food (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (60%) and secondary buyout (16%). In total, Parallel49 Equity has invested in 9 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Parallel49 Equity has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). Parallel49 Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2001 when it sold Pacifica Papers for $905M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity39
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 1

Parallel49 Equity

1055 West Hastings Street Suite 1060,
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 2E9
Canada
(604) 260-9570
www.p49equity.com

Parallel49 Equity is a private equity firm that invests in mid-sized companies in Canada and the US. The Firm concentrates its investment efforts in the Western and Mid-western regions of both countries. Target businesses generally have enterprise values of $25 to $250 million and are profitable with $5 to $25 million of EBITDA. Parallel49 pursues acquisitions of public or private companies, management-led buyouts, recapitalizations and sales of subsidiaries of larger companies. Broad areas of interest include manufacturing, service, and distribution. Parallel49 will not invest in start-ups, new technologies, turnarounds or companies active in real estate development, gaming, restaurant or primary resource sectors. Parallel49 was formerly known as Tricor Pacific Capital. The Firm has offices in Vancouver, British Columbia and Chicago, Illinois.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Distribution, Education, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Food, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Infrastructure, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Real Estate, Technology Hardware, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, PIPE, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA 5 25
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of CAD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 21 2 1 - - - 24
Sell (0.2/yr) # 14 - - - - 1 15
vol $1.6B $1.6B
  39

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
BFG Supply Co. LLC 2020-02-04 - Secondary Buyout
Burton, Ohio · www.bfgsupply.com
Road Safety Services, Inc. 2017-11-30 - Consolidation
Omaha, Nebraska
Kinetrex Energy 2016-12-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.kinetrexenergy.com
Questco LLC 2016-05-11 - Secondary Buyout
Conroe, Texas · www.questco.net
CPI Card Group, Inc. 2015-10-08 - IPO
Littleton, Colorado · www.cpicardgroup.com
Advance Engineered Products Ltd. 2015-10-01 - Secondary Buyout
Regina, Saskatchewan · www.advanceengineeredproducts.com
Gold Standard Baking, Inc. 2015-05-01 - Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.gsbaking.com
Certified Recycling, Inc. 2015-04-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Anaheim, California · www.usa-recycling.net
Tiger Calcium Services, Inc. 2014-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nisku, Alberta · www.tigercalcium.com
Golden Boy Foods Ltd. 2014-02-03 243M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Burnaby, British Columbia · www.goldenboyfoods.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Certified Recycling, Inc. 2015-04-14 The Paper Depot 2018-04-04 1
Anaheim, California · www.usa-recycling.net Orange, California · www.thepaperdepot.com
Road Safety Services, Inc. 2017-11-30 Sir Lines-A-Lot LLC 2017-11-30 1
Omaha, Nebraska Edina, Minnesota · www.linesalot.com
Strong Precision Technologies, Inc. 2011-06-01 MedTorque, Inc. 2012-10-26 1
Elk Grove Village, Illinois · www.strongprecision.com Kenosha, Wisconsin · www.medtorque.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Packaging 1 (10%) - 4 (16%) -
Food 1 (10%) - 3 (12%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (10%) - 3 (12%) -
Chemicals 2 (20%) - 2 (8%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Distribution - - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Engineering - - 1 (4%) -
Environmental 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (4%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (4%) -
Media - - 1 (4%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Real Estate 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 25 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 3 (30%) - 13 (52%) -
  British Columbia - - 6 (24%) -
  Ontario 2 (20%) - 4 (16%) -
  Alberta 1 (10%) - 2 (8%) -
  Saskatchewan - - 1 (4%) -
United States 7 (70%) - 12 (48%) -
  Illinois 2 (20%) - 2 (8%) -
  Nebraska 1 (10%) - 2 (8%) -
  California 1 (10%) - 2 (8%) -
  Texas 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
  Kansas 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
  Indiana 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
  Washington - - 1 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 3 (30%) - 13 (52%) -
Cross-border 7 (70%) - 12 (48%) -
Total 10 - 25 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (50%) - 15 (60%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (20%) - 4 (16%) -
Divestiture 1 (10%) - 2 (8%) -
Consolidation 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (10%) - 1 (4%) -
PIPE - - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) -
Total 10 - 25 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 5 (33%) -
Trade Sale 3 (20%) 905M (58%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (20%) 653M (42%)
Secondary Sale 3 (20%) -
Sold to Management 1 (7%) -
Total 15 $1.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.6B
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest Pacifica Papers, Inc.
$905M (2001-08-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
80%
8 80%
Strategic(s)
20%
2 20%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
3 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
6 67%

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