West Fraser - M&A Summary and Business Overview

Forest ProductsCompany

West Fraser M&A Summary

West Fraser has acquired 9 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 2 assets.

West Fraser’s largest acquisition to date was in 2020, when it acquired Norbord for $3.1B. West Fraser has acquired in 2 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include forest products (100%).

West Fraser Business Overview

Where is West Fraser headquartered?

West Fraser is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.

What is West Fraser’s revenue?

West Fraser disclosed revenue of 10,518M USD for 2021 and 4,588M USD for 2020.

How many employees does West Fraser have?

West Fraser has 11,000 employees.

What sector is West Fraser in?

West Fraser is a forest products company.

When was West Fraser founded?

West Fraser was founded in 1955.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 3

West Fraser

West Fraser Timber Co., Ltd.

858 Beatty Street Suite 501,
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1C1
Canada,
(604) 895-2700
www.westfraser.com

West Fraser is a wood products company producing lumber, newprint, wood chips, plywood, panels and pulp and paper products. West Fraser was founded in 1955 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 6 1 1 - 1 - 9
vol $3.1B $300M $3.4B
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - - 2 - 2
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Quesnel River Pulp 2023-09-22 - Divestiture
Quesnel, British Columbia
Slave Lake Pulp 2023-09-22 - Divestiture
Slave Lake, Alberta
Spray Lake Sawmills 2023-09-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Cochrane, Alberta · www.spraylakesawmills.com
Angelina Forest Products 2021-10-12 300M USD Add-on Acquisition
Lufkin, Texas · www.angelinaforestproducts.com
Norbord, Inc. 2020-11-19 3.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.norbord.com
Manning Diversified Forest Products Ltd. 2015-10-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Manning, Alberta · www.mdfp.ca
Freeman Brothers, Inc. (dba Bibler Brothers Lumber Co.) 2014-04-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Russellville, Arkansas
Buchanan Lumber 2014-04-03 - Add-on Acquisition
High Prairie, Alberta · www.buchananlumber.ca
Travis Lumber Co. Inc. 2014-03-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Mansfield, Arkansas
Edson Forest Products 2012-10-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Edson, Alberta
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Forest Products 9 (100%) 3.4B (100%) 2 (100%) -
Total 9 $3.4B 2 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Canada 6 3.1B 2 -
  Alberta 4 - 1 -
  British Columbia 1 - 1 -
  Ontario 1 3.1B - -
United States 3 300M - -
  Arkansas 2 - - -
  Texas 1 300M - -
Domestic 6 (67%) 3.1B (91%) 2 (100%) -
Cross-border 3 (33%) 300M (9%) - -
Total 9 $3.4B 2 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
TD Securities
3
Scotia Capital, Inc. (Scotiabank - Global Banking and Markets)
1
Legal Deals
McMillan
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.1B
$100M to $1B 1 $300M
TOTAL $3.4B
Largest Norbord, Inc.
$3.1B (2020-11-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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