Stern Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

Stern Partners’ most common sectors for investment areforest products (22%) and retail (22%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and stake purchase (22%). In total, Stern Partners has invested in 1 US state and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Stern Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). Stern Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Greenstar Plant Products for $83M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Stern Partners

Suite 2900 650 West 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
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 13 1 - - - - 14
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - - - 1 2
vol $83M $83M
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Greenstar Plant Products, Inc. 2021-08-03 83M USD Add-on Acquisition
Langley, British Columbia · www.getgreenstar.com
The Portables Exhibit Systems Ltd. 2017-06-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Richmond, British Columbia · www.theportables.com
OUTtv 2016-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.outtv.ca
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
Thinkingbox 2016-05-26 - Growth Capital
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.thinkingbox.ca
SCM Leasing Limited Partnership 2016-01-01 - Stake Purchase
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.mcmynnleasing.com
Comark, Inc. 2015-08-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Mississauga, Ontario · www.comark.ca
McRae’s Environmental Services Ltd. 2013-11-19 - Stake Purchase
Richmond, British Columbia · www.mcraesenviro.com
Port Hawkesbury Paper LP 2012-01-04 - Special Situations/Distressed
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia · www.porthawkesburypaper.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Forest Products 2 (18%) - 3 (21%) -
Retail 3 (27%) - 3 (21%) -
Business Services 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Chemicals 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Distribution - - 1 (7%) -
Environmental 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Financial Services 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Marketing 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Media 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Packaging - - 1 (7%) -
Total 11 - 14 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 11 (100%) - 13 (93%) -
  British Columbia 8 (73%) - 10 (71%) -
  Ontario 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
  Nova Scotia 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
  Alberta 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
United States - - 1 (7%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (7%) -
Total 11 - 14 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (36%) - 7 (50%) -
Stake Purchase 3 (27%) - 3 (21%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Growth Capital 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (9%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 11 - 14 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (100%) 83M (100%)
Total 2 $83M

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $83M
TOTAL $83M
Largest Greenstar Plant Products, Inc.
$83M (2021-08-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
2 (14%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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