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 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (38%). 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 Activity40
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 1

Parallel49 Equity

225 East Deerpath Road, Suite 200,
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
United States
(847) 295-4410
www.p49equity.com
jwesterman@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 $150 million and are profitable with $5 to $30 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, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Forest Products, Healthcare Services, Infrastructure, Leisure, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Real Estate, Safety/Security, Technology Hardware, Transportation, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Consolidation, Divestiture, Going Private, 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 30
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 25 150
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 21 2 1 - - - 24
Sell (0.4/yr) # 14 - - 1 - 1 16
vol $1.6B $1.6B
  40

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
BFG Supply Co. LLC 2020-02-04 - Secondary Buyout
Burton, Ohio · www.bfgsupply.com
Avison Young, Inc. 2018-08-24 - Secondary Buyout
Toronto, Ontario · www.avisonyoung.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 Companies 2016-05-11 - Secondary Buyout
The Woodlands, 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.goldstandardbaking.com
Certified Recycling, Inc. 2015-03-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Anaheim, California · www.certifiedwastesolutions.com
Tiger Calcium Services, Inc. 2014-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Calgary, Alberta · www.tigercalcium.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Certified Recycling, Inc. 2015-03-31 The Paper Depot 2018-04-04 1
Anaheim, California · www.certifiedwastesolutions.com 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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Packaging - - 4 (16%) -
Food 1 (14%) - 3 (12%) -
Chemicals 1 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
Metals/Mining - - 2 (8%) -
Automotive - - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials - - 1 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Distribution - - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Engineering - - 1 (4%) -
Environmental 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (4%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Media - - 1 (4%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 25 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 1 (14%) - 13 (52%) -
  British Columbia - - 6 (24%) -
  Ontario - - 4 (16%) -
  Alberta 1 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
  Saskatchewan - - 1 (4%) -
United States 6 (86%) - 12 (48%) -
  Illinois 2 (29%) - 2 (8%) -
  Nebraska 1 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
  California 1 (14%) - 2 (8%) -
  Texas 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
  Indiana 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
  Washington - - 1 (4%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (4%) -
  Kansas - - 1 (4%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 1 (14%) - 13 (52%) -
Cross-border 6 (86%) - 12 (48%) -
Total 7 - 25 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (57%) - 15 (60%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (29%) - 4 (16%) -
Divestiture - - 2 (8%) -
Consolidation 1 (14%) - 1 (4%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (4%) -
PIPE - - 1 (4%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (4%) -
Total 7 - 25 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 5 (31%) -
Secondary Sale 4 (25%) -
Trade Sale 3 (19%) 905M (58%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (19%) 653M (42%)
Sold to Management 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $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)
40%
4 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
6 60%

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