Stern Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Stern Partners’ most common sectors for investment are forest products (25%) and agriculture (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (63%) and growth capital (13%). In total, Stern Partners has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries.

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

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Stern Partners, Inc.

Suite 2900 - P.O Box 11583, 650 W. Georgia Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4N8
Canada
(604) 681-8817
www.sternpartners.com
inquiries@sternpartners.com

Stern Partners is a diversified holding and investment firm focused on opportunities in Canada and the Western US. The Firm does not have any sector preferences but has experience in manufacturing, publishing, distribution, retail, and services. Stern will consider investing in a variety of securities, including equity, convertible securities, debentures, mezzanine and other investments. Prospective transaction situations include recapitalizations, divestitures, growth capital financings, special situations, take privates, and buyouts. Stern Partners is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Agriculture, Business Services, Distribution, Energy Services and Equipment, Forest Products, Manufacturing, Publishing, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: West US, Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 2 - - - - 8
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 1 - - - - 2
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Flexstar Packaging, Inc. 2016-10-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Richmond, British Columbia · www.flexstar.ca
Auld Phillips Ltd. 2016-06-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chilliwack, British Columbia · www.auldphillips.com/home.swf
Thinkingbox 2016-05-26 - Growth Capital
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.thinkingbox.ca
McRae’s Environmental Services Ltd. 2013-11-19 - Stake Purchase
Richmond, British Columbia · www.mcraesenviro.com
Port Hawkesbury Paper LP 2012-01-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia · www.porthawkesburypaper.com/mills/port-hawkesbury-paper.aspx
TerraLink Horticulture, Inc. 2009-01-01 - Secondary Buyout
Abbotsford, British Columbia · www.store.tlhort.com
Flexstar Packaging, Inc. 2005-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Richmond, British Columbia · www.flexstar.ca
West Linn Paper Co. 1997-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
West Linn, Oregon · www.wlinpco.com
Greenstar Plant Products, Inc. 1996-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Langley, British Columbia · www.getgreenstar.com
Alberta Newsprint Co. Ltd. 1990-08-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Whitecourt, Alberta · www.albertanewsprint.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Greenstar Plant Products, Inc. 1996-01-01 Greenstar Plant Products - Distribution Division 2017-12-04 1
Langley, British Columbia · www.getgreenstar.com Langley, British Columbia

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Forest Products 2 (29%) - 2 (25%) -
Agriculture 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Chemicals 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Environmental 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Marketing 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Packaging - - 1 (13%) -
Total 7 - 8 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 6 (86%) - 7 (88%) -
  British Columbia 5 (71%) - 6 (75%) -
  Alberta 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
United States 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
  Oregon 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 7 - 8 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (57%) - 5 (63%) -
Growth Capital 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (14%) - 1 (13%) -
Total 7 - 8 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) -
Total 2 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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