PSP Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Pension Profile

In the last 3 years, PSP Investments has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

PSP Investments’ most common sectors for investment arehealthcare services (12%) and renewable energy (12%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (32%) and divestiture (20%). In total, PSP Investments has invested in 7 US states and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Galderma SA for $10.6B.

In the last 3 years, PSP Investments has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 10

PSP Investments

1 Rideau Street 7th floor,
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7
Canada
(613) 782-3095
www.investpsp.com
info@investpsp.ca

PSP Investments is a Canadian pension manager focused on a variety of investment strategies including public equities, real estate, private equity, infrastructure, private debt, and natural resources. The Firm's private equity group looks to back funds as well as make direct investments in partnership with managers. PSP will consider opportunities globally and will invest across a broad range of sectors, including financials, consumer, industrials, healthcare, technology, communications, and energy. PSP Investments is based in Ottawa.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Information Technology, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 13 4 3 3 - 1 24
vol $18.1B $12.3B $30.4B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 - - - - 2 3
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Angel Trains Ltd. 2021-09-03 - Stake Purchase
London, United Kingdom · www.angeltrains.co.uk
Cerba HealthCare SAS 2021-03-30 - Secondary Buyout
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France · www.cerbahealthcare.com
Alpha Trains Luxembourg S.à r.l. 2021-01-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.alphatrains.eu
AltaGas Canada, Inc. 2019-10-21 1.7B USD Going Private
Calgary, Alberta · www.altagascanada.ca
Webster Ltd. 2019-10-03 - Going Private
Leeton, Australia · www.websterltd.com.au
Galderma SA 2019-05-16 10.6B CHF Divestiture
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland · www.galderma.com
Forth Ports Ltd. 2018-10-03 - Secondary Buyout
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.forthports.co.uk
Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind 2018-08-14 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
, Quebec
United Talent Agency, Inc. 2018-08-07 - Growth Capital
Beverly Hills, California · www.unitedtalent.com
Groupe Fives-Lille 2017-12-22 - Secondary Buyout
Paris, France · www.fivesgroup.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Cerba HealthCare SAS 2021-03-30 lifebrain AG 2021-07-21 1
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France · www.cerbahealthcare.com Vienna, Austria · www.lifebrain.at
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. 2015-06-23 Confie Holding II Co. 2021-04-21 35
Newport Beach, California · www.alliant.com Huntington Beach, California · www.confie.com
Cubico Sustainable Investments Ltd. 2016-07-22 T-Solar Global SA 2020-12-15 1
London, United Kingdom · www.cubicoinvest.com Madrid, Spain · www.tsolar.com
Vantage Data Centers LLC 2017-03-27 Hypertec Systems - Hyperscale Data Center Operations 2020-11-20 4
Santa Clara, California · www.vantagedatacenters.com Saint-Laurent, Quebec
Galderma SA 2019-05-16 Galderma SA - Bubchen 2020-05-05 1
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland · www.galderma.com Soest, Germany
Vantage Data Centers LLC 2017-03-27 Next Generation Data Ltd. 2020-04-07 3
Santa Clara, California · www.vantagedatacenters.com London, United Kingdom · www.nextgenerationdata.co.uk
Vantage Data Centers LLC 2017-03-27 Etix Everywhere 2020-02-10 2
Santa Clara, California · www.vantagedatacenters.com Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.etixeverywhere.com
SitusAMC Holdings Corp. 2015-01-06 American Mortgage Consultants, Inc. 2019-06-19 11
New York, New York · www.situsamc.com New York, New York · www.amcfirst.com
Vantage Data Centers LLC 2017-03-27 4Degrees Colocation, Inc. 2018-12-18 1
Santa Clara, California · www.vantagedatacenters.com Saint-laurent, Quebec · www.4degrees-colo.com
SitusAMC Holdings Corp. 2015-01-06 Hatfield Philips International Ltd. 2016-11-02 10
New York, New York · www.situsamc.com London, United Kingdom · www.hatfieldphilips.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Healthcare Services 2 (9%) 10.6B (57%) 3 (12%) 10.6B (35%)
Renewable Energy 3 (14%) 1.2B (6%) 3 (12%) 1.2B (4%)
Transportation 1 (5%) - 2 (8%) 5.5B (18%)
Agriculture 2 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
Insurance 2 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (4%) 6.3B (21%)
Communications 1 (5%) 2.6B (14%) 1 (4%) 2.6B (9%)
Financial Services 1 (5%) 2.5B (13%) 1 (4%) 2.5B (8%)
Utilities 1 (5%) 1.7B (9%) 1 (4%) 1.7B (6%)
Business Services 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Engineering 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Marine 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Media 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 22 $18.6B 25 $30.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (36%) 3.7B (20%) 9 (36%) 10.0B (33%)
  California 3 (14%) - 3 (12%) -
  Illinois 1 (5%) 2.5B (13%) 1 (4%) 2.5B (8%)
  North Carolina 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
  New York 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
  Michigan 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
  Texas - - 1 (4%) 6.3B (21%)
United Kingdom 4 (18%) - 4 (16%) -
Canada 3 (14%) 4.3B (23%) 3 (12%) 4.3B (14%)
  Ontario 1 (5%) 2.6B (14%) 1 (4%) 2.6B (9%)
  Alberta 1 (5%) 1.7B (9%) 1 (4%) 1.7B (6%)
  Quebec 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
France 2 (9%) - 3 (12%) -
Australia 2 (9%) - 2 (8%) -
Switzerland 1 (5%) 10.6B (57%) 1 (4%) 10.6B (35%)
Austria 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Israel 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (4%) 5.5B (18%)
Total 22 $18.6B 25 $30.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 7 (32%) 2.5B (13%) 8 (32%) 2.5B (8%)
Divestiture 4 (18%) 14.4B (77%) 5 (20%) 19.9B (66%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (18%) - 4 (16%) -
Going Private 2 (9%) 1.7B (9%) 3 (12%) 8.0B (26%)
Stake Purchase 3 (14%) - 3 (12%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 22 $18.6B 25 $30.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Divestiture 1 (33%) -
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Gleacher Shacklock LLP
1
Legal Deals
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
1
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 7 $30.4B
TOTAL $30.4B
Largest Galderma SA
$10.6B (2019-05-16)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
48%
12 (48%)
Strategic(s)
16%
4 (16%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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