Westerkirk Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Asset Manager Profile

Westerkirk Capital’s most common sectors for investment areapparel/textiles (17%) and automotive (17%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (84%) and secondary buyout (17%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2008 when it acquired Sleep Country Canada for $356M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). Westerkirk Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Shred-it International for $2.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Westerkirk Capital, Inc.

747 Fort Street Suite 1100,
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3E9
Canada
(250) 381-9959
www.westerkirk.ca

Westerkirk Capital is an investment firm focused on partnering with business owners and managers to pursue growth opportunities. The Firm manages private capital for a single Canadian investor and generally takes a long-term approach when investing. Westerkirk is a generalist investor, with interest in transportation, apparel, media, manufacturing, business services, aerospace, consumer products, and real estate. Westerkirk Capital is based in Victoria, British Columbia.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Consumer Products, Leisure, Manufacturing, Media, Real Estate, Transportation

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

Geographic Preferences: Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $356M $356M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $2.3B $2.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Demers Ambulances 2016-11-22 - Secondary Sale
Beloeil, Quebec · www.demers-ambulances.com
Array Canada, Inc. 2015-12-07 - Secondary Sale
Toronto, Ontario · www.arraymarketing.com
Gaspard & Sons Ltd. 2015-10-15 - Trade Sale
Winnipeg, Manitoba · www.gaspard.ca
Shred-it International, Inc. 2015-07-15 2.3B USD Trade Sale
Oakville, Ontario · www.shredit.com
Sleep Country Canada 2015-07-10 - IPO
Brampton, Ontario · www.sleepcountry.ca
Demers Ambulances 2012-08-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Beloeil, Quebec · www.demers-ambulances.com
Array Canada, Inc. 2012-06-12 - Secondary Buyout
Toronto, Ontario · www.arraymarketing.com
Vista Broadcast Group, Inc. 2012-04-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Courtenay, British Columbia · www.vistaradio.ca
Shred-it International, Inc. 2009-06-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oakville, Ontario · www.shredit.com
Gaspard & Sons Ltd. 2009-05-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Winnipeg, Manitoba · www.gaspard.ca
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Retail - - 1 (17%) 356M (100%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (17%) -
Automotive - - 1 (17%) -
Business Services - - 1 (17%) -
Marketing - - 1 (17%) -
Media - - 1 (17%) -
Total - - 6 $356M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada - - 6 (100%) 356M (100%)
  Ontario - - 3 (50%) 356M (100%)
  Manitoba - - 1 (17%) -
  British Columbia - - 1 (17%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (17%) -
Total - - 6 $356M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 5 (83%) 356M (100%)
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (17%) -
Total - - 6 $356M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (40%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (20%) 2.3B (100%)
IPO 1 (20%) -
Trade Sale 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $2.3B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $356M
TOTAL $356M
Largest Sleep Country Canada
$356M (2008-09-24)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.3B
TOTAL $2.3B
Largest Shred-it International, Inc.
$2.3B (2015-07-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
1 (17%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
40%
2 (40%)
Strategic(s)
40%
2 (40%)

FAQ

What type of investor is Westerkirk Capital, Inc.?

Westerkirk Capital, Inc. is an asset manager.

Where is Westerkirk Capital, Inc. headquartered?

Westerkirk Capital, Inc. is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia.

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