Brault & Bouthillier Ltée

Investment date : January 2012

Quebec’s largest distributor of school supplies, founded in 1946 and serving the Quebec and Ontario markets.

Business description

  • Quebec’s largest distributor of school supplies, founded in 1946 and serving the Quebec and Ontario markets
  • Counts over 4,000 customers with 8,000+ active products
  • Products include arts & craft supplies, educational games, scholastic aids and classroom infrastructure products
  • Customer segments include daycares, elementary schools and high schools with a small retail presence

 

 

Investment rationale

  • Chronically undermanaged company with a dominant market share and very stable market demand
  • Market presents high barriers to entry for new competitors
  • Fragmented industry in Eastern Canada with a consolidation opportunity
  • Diversified revenue source across multiple market segments
  • Favorable demographic trends amongst school age children

Value creation opportunities

  • Implementing performance management practices and revamping customer interface IT systems
  • Financial engineering from stable cash flow profile
  • Market consolidation opportunity from fragmented competitor base

Investment partners

  • Private investors
  • ROYNAT
  • Management
  • Kruger Pension Fund

 

Website : https://bb.ca/en/

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