At Canec we advise various types of clients

  • Entrepreneurs and business owners who appreciate our entrepreneurial, boutique style, yet with a broad international reach
  • Multinational companies who use our cost efficient approach for their smaller acquisitions or divestitures in targeted niche markets
  • Private equity groups whose portfolio companies need an overseas strategic add-on acquisition or who prefer to exit their investment to an overseas buyer 

Click on any of the following industries to jump to details of where Canec has been successful

AEROSPACE
ANIMAL HEALTH
AUTOMOTIVE
CONSUMER GOODS
FLUID HANDLING EQUIPMENT
FOOD
HIGH-TECH MEDIA
METAL

NUTRACEUTICALS/PHARMA
PACKAGING
PERSONAL CARE
PLASTICS
PREFABRICATED CONCRETE PRODUCTS
PRIVATE EQUITY
PULP & PAPER

AEROSPACE

A premier Canadian developer of advanced computarized fluid dynamics (CFD) software, specialized in flight-icing simulation software and associated design, testing and certification services, was sold through an asset transaction to a US$950 million American global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software.

A €48 million French industrial group, specialized in complex wire harnesses, support in aircraft maintenance, as well as electronic and mechanical systems, has successfully acquired a significant interest in a North American manufacturer specializing in complex mechanical components for aerospace, defense, and medical industries, to reinforce its presence in North America and to offer integrated solutions.

A US$ 200 million American manufacturer of precision castings and metal assemblies for the aerospace and defence industries (and owned by a US private equity group) successfully acquired the assets of a French producer of aluminum and magnesium die cast components, in view of getting access to large European aerospace clients and establishing a platform for further expansion in Europe.

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ANIMAL HEALTH

A France-based global veterinary health company focused on the research, development, production and marketing of pharmaceutical products and vaccines for pets, livestock, swine and poultry, further expanded its footprint in North America through the acquisition of a producer and distributor of veterinary products for small and large animal veterinary practitioners. This acquisition with a broad range of products, including nutraceuticals, joint therapies and infection-control products, along with an experienced staff, will provide an excellent base to this group for its expansion in the Canadian market.

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AUTOMOTIVE

A € 100 million French producer (portfolio company of a European private equity group) of plastic packaging products for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries and precision parts for the automotive and electrical sectors was sold to a € 300 million Norwegian plastics manufacturer specializing in packaging and technical components.

A € 25 million French developer and manufacturer of automotive plastic components (seating environment) has been sold for € 11.5 million to a € 300 million Norwegian plastics manufacturer specializing in packaging and technical components.

A Europe-based diversified industrial group sold its US$ 35 million North American automotive injection molding company to the management team.

A US$ 200+ million American automotive company, owned by a US private equity group, purchased the shares of a € 50 million French company specializing in close tolerance machining and assembly of highly-engineered metal automotive and electrical components.

A US $ 400 million American molding group has sold its € 25 million German injection molding facility (predominantly for the automotive industry) to a local private equity buyer.

A € 85 million French injection molder of automotive, packaging and appliance components was sold to a US manufacturer.

A € 7 million French injection molder of automotive components, signed a licensing agreement with a US plastics company to produce climate control systems.

A € 50 million French industrial adhesives company and a US manufacturer and distributor of automotive electrical harness components, signed a joint venture agreement to cross-produce and cross-market proprietary cable sheathing technology.

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CONSUMER GOODS

A large US Private Equity group successfully sold its French luxury leather gloves business to its management.

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FLUID HANDLING EQUIPMENT

A leading European manufacturer of fluid handling equipment owned by a € 200 million industrial group, completed the purchase of some of the assets of an American pump manufacturer.

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FOOD

A € 250 million French producer of functional and savoury food ingredients acquired a € 50 million industrial flavouring business from a large Finnish food Group.

A € 320 million European natural ingredient producer purchased a US producer of vegetable concetrates and purees.

A European natural ingredient producer invested in a Chilean producer of natural beverage ingredients.

A € 300 million European natural ingredient producer purchased a US producer of cranberry extracts.

A French producer of natural food ingredients purchased an Indian company producing fruit powders and natural colors.

A European group acquired a company in Poland that produces fruit juice concentrates and pectin.

A French producer of functional ingredients acquired a Swedish producer of functional and seasoning blends for the food industry.

A € 100 million European group has acquired the € 85 million food ingredients division of a listed Spanish group, following which it became a global leader in specialized natural ingredients.

A US$ 100 million Brazilian producer of food and feed ingredients has acquired a US$ 8 million American producer of fermented ingredients for flavoring and anti-microbial applications.

A € 75 million European nutraceutical ingredient group acquired a producer of clinically tested and trademarked plant extracts for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic and food industries.

A € 75 million European food ingredient producer acquired a US$ 9 million American company specializing in the production of natural flavor ingredients for the beverage and flavor industries.

A € 65 million European natural ingredient producer purchased an Italian distributor of plant extracts for € 2.2 million.

A € 65 million European natural ingredient manufacturer purchased an Italian producer of plant extracts for € 10 million.

A € 35 million European ingredient producer purchased a public US botanical extract company for US$ 37 million.

A € 30 million European ingredient producer purchased strategic assets of a public US company out of receivership.

A € 15 million French producer of natural food ingredients acquired a US $7 million producer of botanical extracts in California.

A Canadian food technology center signed a licensing agreement with a French food processor to process and vacuum-pack vegetables using the French technology.

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HIGH-TECH MEDIA

A leading North American producer of video cassettes and CD/DVD's for the multi-media industry realized a € 125 million European build-up with acquisitions in France, Spain, The Netherlands and the UK.

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METAL

A US$ 200 million American manufacturer of precision castings and metal assemblies for the aerospace and defence industries (and owned by a US private equity group) successfully acquired the assets of a French producer of aluminum and magnesium die cast components, in view of getting access to large European aerospace clients and establishing a platform for further expansion in Europe.

A US$ 200+ million American automotive company, owned by a US private equity group, purchased the shares of a € 50 million French company specializing in close tolerance machining and assembly of highly-engineered metal automotive and electrical components.

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NUTRACEUTICALS/PHARMA

A US producer/supplier of vitamins, minerals, aminoacids, excipients and other ingredients, was successfully sold to a Swedish chemical group.  

A French producer of natural ingredients for the nutraceutical industry acquired a US developer and marketer of cranberry-based ingredients.

A European group acquired a French producer of nutraceutical and pharmaceutical ingredients with factories in France and Spain.

A € 75 million European nutraceutical ingredient group acquired a producer of clinically tested and trademarked plant extracts for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic and food industries.

A € 65 million European natural ingredient producer purchased an Italian distributor of plant extracts for € 2.2 million.

A € 65 million European natural ingredient manufacturer purchased an Italian producer of plant extracts for € 10 million.

A € 35 million European ingredient producer purchased a public US botanical extract company for US$ 37 million.

A € 15 million French producer of natural food ingredients acquired a US $7 million producer of botanical extracts in California.

A US$ 15 million Canadian biotech firm signed a research/licensing agreement with a French pharmaceutical company.

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PACKAGING

A € 100 million French producer (portfolio company of a European private equity group) of plastic packaging products for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries and precision parts for the automotive and electrical sectors was sold to a € 300 million Norwegian plastics manufacturer specializing in packaging and technical components.

A large North American multinational packaging group has sold its € 10 million French production unit of personal care and cosmetic packaging items.

A large North American multinational packaging group has sold its € 5 million Italian production unit of plastic cosmetic packaging items to its management.

A € 85 million French injection molder of automotive, packaging and appliance components was sold to a US manufacturer.

A € 15 million French producer of plastic closures and packaging components was sold to an American plastic closures producer.

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PERSONAL CARE

A US developer and marketer of natural ingredients for the cosmetics and personal care industries, including a valuable patent portfolio, was acquired by a Canadian distribution company.

A large German specialty chemicals company acquired a significant part of a US company specialized in producing personal care ingredients for skin care applications.

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PLASTICS

A € 100 million French producer (portfolio company of a European private equity group) of plastic packaging products for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries and precision parts for the automotive and electrical sectors was sold to a € 300 million Norwegian plastics manufacturer specializing in packaging and technical components.

A € 25 million French developer and manufacturer of automotive plastic components (seating environment) has been sold for € 11.5 million to a € 300 million Norwegian plastics manufacturer specializing in packaging and technical components.

A large North American multinational packaging group has sold its € 10 million French production unit of personal care and cosmetic packaging items.

A large North American multinational packaging group has sold its € 5 million Italian production unit of plastic cosmetic packaging items to its management.

A Europe-based diversified industrial group sold its US$ 35 million North American automotive injection molding company to the management team.

A € 100 million French compounder and masterbatch producer was sold to a US$ 2.4 billion American fine chemicals group.

A € 7 billion chemical group from Europe established a partnership to market new lines of thermoplastic elastomer alloys with a US$ 250 million American company.

A US $ 400 million American molding group has sold its € 25 million German injection molding facility (predominantly for the automotive industry) to a local private equity buyer.

A € 85 million French injection molder of automotive, packaging and appliance components was sold to a US manufacturer.

A € 15 million French producer of plastic closures and packaging components was sold to an American plastic closures producer.

A € 7 million French injection molder of automotive components, signed a licensing agreement with a US plastics company to produce climate control systems.

A € 50 million French industrial adhesives company and a US manufacturer and distributor of automotive electrical harness components, signed a joint venture agreement to cross-produce and cross-market proprietary cable sheathing technology.

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PREFABRICATED CONCRETE PRODUCTS

A large European private equity group sold its € 400 million French manufacturer of prefabricated concrete products, to another private equity group's concrete products platform for € 235 million.

A large European private equity group completed the LBO of a US$ 400 million leading French manufacturer of prefabricated concrete products, namely water pipes and rapid transit railway ties.

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PRIVATE EQUITY

A US$ 200 million American manufacturer of precision castings and metal assemblies for the aerospace and defence industries (and owned by a US private equity group) successfully acquired the assets of a French producer of aluminum and magnesium die cast components, in view of getting access to large European aerospace clients and establishing a platform for further expansion in Europe.

A € 100 million French producer (portfolio company of a European private equity group) of plastic packaging products for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries and precision parts for the automotive and electrical sectors was sold to a € 300 million Norwegian plastics manufacturer specializing in packaging and technical components.

A large European private equity group sold its € 400 million French manufacturer of prefabricated concrete products, to another private equity group's concrete products platform for € 235 million.

A large European private equity group completed the LBO of a US$ 400 million leading French manufacturer of prefabricated concrete products, namely water pipes and rapid transit railway ties.

A US$ 200+ million American automotive company, owned by a US private equity group, purchased the shares of a € 50 million French company specializing in close tolerance machining and assembly of highly-engineered metal automotive and electrical components.

A large US Private Equity group successfully sold its French luxury leather gloves business to its management.

A US $ 400 million American molding group has sold its € 25 million German injection molding facility (predominantly for the automotive industry) to a local private equity buyer.

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PULP & PAPER

A major North American paper recycler for the production of tissue paper set up a € 200 million greenfield facility in the French region of Picardie near Paris.

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