M&A Deal Summary

The North West Acquires North Star Air

On April 28, 2017, The North West acquired airliner North Star Air for 31M CAD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is The North West’s 1st transaction in the Airlines sector.
  • This is The North West’s 2nd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is The North West’s 1st transaction in Canada.
  • This is The North West’s 1st transaction in Ontario.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-04-28
Target North Star Air
Sector Airlines
Buyer(s) The North West
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 31M CAD


North Star Air

Pickle Lake, Ontario, Canada
North Star Air Ltd. is a provider of cargo and passenger services within northwestern Ontario. NSA is a privately-held airline that was founded in 1997. It has grown rapidly over the past three years and today operates a fleet of 11 aircraft providing cargo and passenger services, primarily within northwestern Ontario, with bases in Thunder Bay, Pickle Lake and Red Lake.

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The North West

Winnipeg, Canada


Category Company
Founded 1978
Sector Retail

The North West Company is a retailer to underserved rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs.

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Sector (Airlines) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 2
State (Ontario) 1 of 1
Country (Canada) 1 of 1
Year (2017) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 2
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Road Town, Virgin Islands (British)

Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd. has seven retail outlets, one Cash and Carry, and one wholesale operation serving the British Virgin Islands.

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