West Fraser Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Forest ProductsCompany

West Fraser has acquired 8 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years.

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%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 - - - 1 1 8
vol $3.1B $300M $3.4B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  8

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Weldwood of Canada Ltd. 2004-12-31 - Divestiture
Vancouver, British Columbia
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Forest Products 8 (100%) 3.4B (100%) - -
Total 8 $3.4B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Canada 5 3.1B - -
  Alberta 3 - - -
  Ontario 1 3.1B - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
United States 3 300M - -
  Arkansas 2 - - -
  Texas 1 300M - -
Domestic 5 (63%) 3.1B (91%) - -
Cross-border 3 (38%) 300M (9%) - -
Total 8 $3.4B - -

Top M&A Advisors

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

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)
13%
1 (13%)

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