PSP Investments Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, PSP Investments has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

PSP Investments’ most common sectors for investment are renewable energy (15%) and insurance (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (34%) and divestiture (20%). In total, PSP Investments has invested in 6 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired Kinetic Concepts for $6.3B.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 18
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 5

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 6 6 3 4 2 - 21
vol $14.4B $3.7B $1.7B $19.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Wittur GmbH 2018-12-28 - Secondary Buyout
Scheibbs, Austria · www.wittur.at
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
Vantage Data Centers LLC 2017-03-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.vantagedatacenters.com
Cerba HealthCare SAS 2017-01-22 - Secondary Buyout
Saint Ouen l’Aumône, France · www.cerbahealthcare.com
AlixPartners LLP 2016-11-07 2.5B USD Secondary Buyout
Chicago, Illinois · www.alixpartners.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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
SitusAMC 2015-01-06 rSquared CRE LLC 2020-11-03 8
Houston, Texas · www.situs.com Chicago, Illinois · www.rsquaredcre.com
SitusAMC 2015-01-06 ComplianceEase 2020-09-15 7
Houston, Texas · www.situs.com Burlingame, California · www.ComplianceEase.com
AlixPartners LLP 2016-11-07 Freeh Group International Solutions LLC 2020-08-03 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.alixpartners.com Wilmington, Delaware · www.freehgroup.com
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. 2015-06-23 Senior Market Sales, Inc. 2020-07-29 25
Newport Beach, California · www.alliant.com Omaha, Nebraska · www.seniormarketsales.com
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
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. 2015-06-23 The LifeBalance Program 2020-03-04 24
Newport Beach, California · www.alliant.com Portland, Oregon · www.sales.lifebalanceprogram.com
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. 2015-06-23 Pend Oreille Insurance 2020-03-03 23
Newport Beach, California · www.alliant.com Ponderay, Idaho · www.pendoreilleinsurance.com
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 2015-01-06 Alan King and Co. Inc. 2020-01-21 6
Houston, Texas · www.situs.com San Ramon, California · www.sbo2000.net

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Renewable Energy 3 (15%) 1.2B (9%) 3 (14%) 1.2B (6%)
Insurance 2 (10%) - 2 (10%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (5%) 6.3B (32%)
Transportation 1 (5%) 5.5B (41%) 1 (5%) 5.5B (28%)
Communications 1 (5%) 2.6B (19%) 1 (5%) 2.6B (13%)
Financial Services 1 (5%) 2.5B (18%) 1 (5%) 2.5B (13%)
Utilities 1 (5%) 1.7B (13%) 1 (5%) 1.7B (9%)
Agriculture 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Engineering 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Marine 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Media 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $13.5B 21 $19.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (40%) 3.7B (27%) 9 (43%) 10.0B (50%)
  California 3 (15%) - 3 (14%) -
  Texas 1 (5%) - 2 (10%) 6.3B (32%)
  Illinois 1 (5%) 2.5B (18%) 1 (5%) 2.5B (13%)
  North Carolina 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
  Michigan 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Canada 3 (15%) 4.3B (32%) 3 (14%) 4.3B (22%)
  Ontario 1 (5%) 2.6B (19%) 1 (5%) 2.6B (13%)
  Alberta 1 (5%) 1.7B (13%) 1 (5%) 1.7B (9%)
  Quebec 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
United Kingdom 3 (15%) - 3 (14%) -
France 2 (10%) - 2 (10%) -
Luxembourg 1 (5%) 5.5B (41%) 1 (5%) 5.5B (28%)
Australia 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Austria 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Israel 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $13.5B 21 $19.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 7 (35%) 2.5B (18%) 7 (33%) 2.5B (13%)
Divestiture 4 (20%) 9.3B (69%) 4 (19%) 9.3B (47%)
Going Private 2 (10%) 1.7B (13%) 3 (14%) 8.0B (40%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (15%) - 3 (14%) -
Stake Purchase 2 (10%) - 2 (10%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Growth Capital 1 (5%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $13.5B 21 $19.8B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
National Bank Financial
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
1
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 6 $19.8B
TOTAL $19.8B
Largest Kinetic Concepts, Inc.
$6.3B (2011-10-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
81%
13 81%
Strategic(s)
19%
3 19%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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