ONCAP sees 53 pct return on sale of Mavis Discount Tire

ONCAP, the mid-market investment arm of Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp, has wrapped up its sale of Mavis Discount Tire, a Millwood, New York-based tire retailer and wholesaler. ONCAP, which acquired the company in 2014, earlier this year agreed to merge it with Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers, which is backed by Golden Gate Capital. ONCAP said it earned US$519 million in proceeds from a US$150 million investment in Mavis, resulting in a gross multiple of 3.8x in Canadian dollars (3.5x in U.S. dollars) and a 53 percent gross rate of return in Canadian dollars (48 percent in U.S. dollars).

PRESS RELEASE

ONCAP Completes Sale of Mavis Discount Tire

TORONTO, March 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Onex Corporation (“Onex”) (TSX:ONEX) today announced that ONCAP has completed the sale of Mavis Discount Tire (“Mavis”), a leading independent tire retailer and wholesaler.

ONCAP III and certain limited partners as co-investors (the “ONCAP III Group”) acquired Mavis in October 2014 and in total made an equity investment of $150 million. The ONCAP III Group has received total proceeds of $519 million, resulting in a gross multiple of invested capital of 3.8 times in Canadian dollars (3.5 times in U.S. dollars) and a 53% gross rate of return in Canadian dollars (48% in U.S. dollars). Onex’ portion of the proceeds was approximately $173 million.

About ONCAP

ONCAP is the mid-market private equity platform of Onex. In partnership with operating company management teams, ONCAP invests in and builds value in North American headquartered medium sized businesses that are leaders and possess meaningful growth potential. For more information on ONCAP, visit its website at www.oncap.com.

About ONEX

Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. At Onex Credit, Onex manages and invests in leveraged loans, collateralized loan obligations and other credit securities. Onex has more than $32 billion of assets under management, including $6.8 billion of Onex proprietary capital, in private equity and credit securities. With offices in Toronto, New York, New Jersey and London, Onex and the team are collectively the largest investors across Onex’ platforms.

Onex’ businesses have assets of $47 billion, generate annual revenues of $30 billion and employ approximately 162,000 people worldwide. Onex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the stock symbol ONEX. For more information on Onex, visit its website at www.onex.com. Onex’ security filings can also be accessed at www.sedar.com.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements that are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to known and unknown uncertainties and risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Onex is under no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein should material facts change due to new information, future events or otherwise.

For further information:
Emilie Blouin
Director, Investor Relations
Tel: 416.362.7711

Photo courtesy of Mavis Discount Tire