The Westaim Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

The Westaim’s most common sector for investment is insurance (100%). The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (100%). In total, The Westaim has invested in 1 US state.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). The Westaim’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold Jevco Insurance for $530M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity2
    • M&A Buy Activity1
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1
  • M&A Advisors 3

The Westaim Corporation

70 York Street Suite 1700,
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1S9
Canada
(416) 969-3333
www.westaim.com
info@westaim.com

The Westaim Corporation is a publicly traded Canadian investment company that specializes in providing long-term capital to businesses operating primarily within the global financial services industry. Westaim invests, directly and indirectly, through acquisitions, joint ventures and other arrangements, with the objective of providing its shareholders with capital appreciation and real wealth preservation. Westaim was formed in 1996 and is based in Toronto.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Financial Services, Insurance

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada

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 (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $530M $530M
  2

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Houston International Insurance Group, Ltd. 2014-03-11 - Stake Purchase
Houston, Texas · www.hiig.com
Jevco Insurance Co. 2012-05-02 530M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mississauga, Ontario · www.jevco.ca
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Insurance 1 (100%) - 1 (100%) -
Total 1 - 1 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 1 (100%) -
  Texas 1 (100%) - 1 (100%) -
Total 1 - 1 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 1 (100%) - 1 (100%) -
Total 1 - 1 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (100%) 530M (100%)
Total 1 $530M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
GMP Securities LP
1
Legal Deals
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
1
Heenan Blaikie LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $530M
TOTAL $530M
Largest Jevco Insurance Co.
$530M (2012-05-02)

M&A Connections

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

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