Westerkirk Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Westerkirk Capital’s most common sectors for investment are apparel/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
jlawson@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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $356M $356M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 1 - - - - 5
vol $2.3B $2.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Demers Ambulances 2016-11-22 - Secondary Buyout
Beloeil, Quebec · www.demers-ambulances.com
Array Marketing Group, Inc. 2015-12-07 - Secondary Buyout
Toronto, Ontario · www.arraymarketing.com
Gaspard & Sons Ltd. 2015-10-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Winnipeg, Manitoba · www.gaspard.ca
Shred-it International, Inc. 2015-07-15 2.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Oakville, Ontario · www.shredit.com
Sleep Country Canada 2015-07-10 - IPO
Toronto, Ontario · www.sleepcountry.ca
Demers Ambulances 2012-08-06 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Beloeil, Quebec · www.demers-ambulances.com
Array Marketing Group, 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
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Vista Broadcast Group, Inc. 2012-04-26 Haliburton Broadcasting Group, Inc. 2012-04-26 1
Courtenay, British Columbia · www.vistaradio.ca Toronto, Ontario · www.hbgradio.com

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 (100%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 1 - 6 $356M

Acquisitions By Geo

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

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (100%) - 5 (83%) 356M (100%)
Secondary Buyout - - 1 (17%) -
Total 1 - 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
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
60%
3 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
2 40%

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