Perseis Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Perseis Partners’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (25%) and electronics (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (88%) and growth capital (13%).

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Perseis Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Optic Direct for $18M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Perseis Partners, Inc.

258 Adelaide Street East, Suite 201,
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1N1
Canada
(416) 361-2676
www.perseispartners.com
info@perseispartners.com

Perseis Partners, Inc. is a private equity firm that invests in small to mid-sized Canadian companies. The Firm generally looks to invest $15 to $60 million in companies valued from $30 to $250 million. Target sectors include professional services, specialized retail, energy services, healthcare, transportation, industrial, and consumer products. Perseis Partners was formed in 2001 and is based in Toronto, Ontario.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Consumer Products, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Publishing, Retail, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 15 60
Enterprise Value 30 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $18M $18M
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Optic Direct, Inc. 2014-08-06 18M USD Add-on Acquisition
St-Laurent, Quebec · www.greiche-scaff.com
Vansco Electronics, LP 2008-04-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Winnipeg, Manitoba · www.vansco.ca
Groupe Santé Sedna, Inc. 2007-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.groupesedna.ca
Chenelière Education 2006-08-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.cheneliere.ca
First Asset Management, Inc. 2005-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.firstassetfunds.com
Holiday Group, Inc. 2005-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Montreal, Quebec · www.holiday.ca
Vansco Electronics, LP 2004-09-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Winnipeg, Manitoba · www.vansco.ca
MMM Group Ltd. 2003-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Thornhill, Ontario · www.mmm.ca
Graf Canada Ltd. 2003-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Calgary, Alberta · www.grafcanada.com
Optic Direct, Inc. 2003-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
St-Laurent, Quebec · www.greiche-scaff.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products - - 2 (25%) -
Electronics - - 1 (13%) -
Engineering - - 1 (13%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (13%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (13%) -
Publishing - - 1 (13%) -
Retail - - 1 (13%) -
Total - - 8 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada - - 8 (100%) -
  Quebec - - 4 (50%) -
  Ontario - - 2 (25%) -
  Manitoba - - 1 (13%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (13%) -
Total - - 8 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 7 (88%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (13%) -
Total - - 8 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (80%) 18M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $18M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $18M
TOTAL $18M
Largest Optic Direct, Inc.
$18M (2014-08-06)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
5 100%

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