TransAlta - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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TransAlta M&A Summary

TransAlta has acquired 5 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

TransAlta’s largest acquisition to date was in 2009, when it acquired Canadian Hydro Developers for $1.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2020, when it sold Pioneer Pipeline to TC Energy for $255M. TransAlta has acquired in 1 US state, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include renewable energy (50%) and utilities (25%).

TransAlta Business Overview

Where is TransAlta headquartered?

TransAlta is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.

What is TransAlta’s revenue?

TransAlta disclosed revenue of 2,976M CAD for 2022 and 2,721M CAD for 2021.

How many employees does TransAlta have?

TransAlta has 1,476 employees.

What sector is TransAlta in?

TransAlta is an utilities company.

When was TransAlta founded?

TransAlta was founded in 1909.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 3

TransAlta

TransAlta Corp.

110-12th Avenue SW, PO Box 1900,
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M1
Canada,
(403) 267-7110
www.transalta.com

TransAlta is a power generation and wholesale marketing company focused on creating long-term shareholder value. TransAlta’s focus is to efficiently operate wind, hydro, natural gas and coal facilities in order to provide customers with a reliable, low-cost source of power. TransAlta was founded in 1909 and is based in Calgary, Canada.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 2 - - - 2 - 4
vol $2.5B $1.3B $3.8B
Sell (0.6/yr) # - 3 - - - - 3
vol $449M $449M
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Heartland Generation Ltd. 2023-11-02 658M USD Add-on Acquisition
Calgary, Alberta · www.heartlandgeneration.com
TransAlta Renewables, Inc. 2023-07-11 608M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Calgary, Alberta · www.transaltarenewables.com
TransAlta Corp. - Three MW Portfolio 2020-12-23 - Divestiture
Calgary, Alberta
TransAlta Corp. - Pioneer Pipeline 2020-10-01 194M CAD Divestiture
Calgary, Alberta
Pioneer Pipeline 2020-06-18 255M USD Divestiture
Calgary, Alberta
Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc. 2009-10-01 1.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
Calgary, Alberta
Trans-Elect Development Co. LLC 2006-05-12 866M USD Add-on Acquisition
Reston, Vermont · www.trans-elect.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
TransAlta Cogeneration, L.P.    - Meridian Cogeneration Plant 2011-02-28 1
Calgary, Alberta Lloydminster, Alberta

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Renewable Energy 2 (50%) 2.2B (60%) 1 (33%) -
Utilities 1 (25%) 658M (17%) 1 (33%) 194M (43%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (25%) 866M (23%) - -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (33%) 255M (57%)
Total 4 $3.8B 3 $449M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Canada 3 2.9B 3 449M
  Alberta 3 2.9B 3 449M
United States 1 866M - -
  Vermont 1 866M - -
Domestic 3 (75%) 2.9B (77%) 3 (100%) 449M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (25%) 866M (23%) - -
Total 4 $3.8B 3 $449M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs
1
Legal Deals
Norton Rose Fulbright
1
Burness Paull
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.6B
$100M to $1B 3 $2.1B
TOTAL $3.8B
Largest Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc.
$1.6B (2009-10-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $449M
TOTAL $449M
Largest Pioneer Pipeline
$255M (2020-06-18)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
50%
2 (50%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 (100%)

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