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Onex Corporation
Company typePublic
TSXONEX
IndustryPrivate Equity
Founded1984; 40 years ago (1984)
FounderGerry Schwartz
HeadquartersToronto, Canada
Key people
Robert Le Blanc (CEO)
ProductsPrivate equity funds, investment vehicles, equity and debt strategies
AUMIncrease CA$48.4 billion (June 30, 2022)[1]
Number of employees
536
Websitewww.onex.com

Onex Corporation is a Canadian investment management firm founded by Gerry Schwartz in 1984. In December 2023, it had $49.6 billion Canadian dollars under management.

History

Schwartz founded Onex in 1984 and took the company public in 1987.[2]

In June 2007, General Motors sold Allison Transmission to financial investors Carlyle Group and Onex Corporation.

In 2010, Onex and the Canada Pension Plan acquired English engineering firm Tomkins, though Onex only held 14% of shares.[3]

At the end of 2017, Onex acquired SMG. The company was sold off in 2019 to merge with AEG Facilities to form ASM Global.[4]

In 2019, Onex acquired Gluskin Sheff, a Toronto-based wealth management firm.[5][6]

In May 2020, Onex blamed a first-quarter net loss of $1.1 billion US dollars on the COVID-19 pandemic.[7]

Private equity investments

In December 2019, Onex Corporation purchased WestJet for CA$5.0 billion (equivalent to $5.2 billion in 2021), through its subsidiary Kestrel Bidco.[8]

Current Portfolio

Company Sector Since
Acacium Group Healthcare September 2020
Advanced Integration Technology Aerospace & Transportation

Automation & Industrial Technology

December 2014
Analytic Partners Business Services & Software April 2022
ASM Global Business Services & Software January 2018
BBAM Aerospace & Transportation December 2012
Clarivate Business Services & Software October 2016
Convex Financial Services April 2019
Emerald Expositions Business Services & Software June 2013
Fidelity Building Services Group Building Products & Construction December 2021
Imagine Learning Business Services & Software March 2021
Morson Group Business Services & Software February 2024
Newport Healthcare Healthcare July 2021
OneDigital Financial Services November 2020
Parkdean Resorts Business Services & Software March 2017
PowerSchool Group Business Services & Software August 2018
Resource Environmental Solutions Environmental & Engineering Services March 2022 - Present
SCP Health Healthcare July 2015 - Present
Sedgwick Claims Management Services Financial Services October 2014 - Present
Tes Global

Business Services & Software

February 2022 - Present
Wealth Enhancement Group Financial Services September 2021 - Present
WestJet Aerospace & Transportation December 2019 - Present
WireCo WorldGroup Industrial Manufacturing & Services September 2016 - Present

Realized Portfolio

Company Sector Duration
Allison Transmission Automotive Aftermarket

Industrial Manufacturing & Services

August 2007 - June 2014
BrightSpring Health Services Healthcare June 2004 - March 2019
Carestream Health Healthcare April 2007 - September 2022
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Healthcare January 2005 - July 2012
Compagnie Générale de Géophysique Industrial Manufacturing & Services

Environmental & Engineering Services

November 2004 - June 2005
Cosmetic Essence Consumer Products & Services

Industrial Manufacturing & Services

December 2004 - May 2009
Emergency Medical Services Corporation Healthcare February 2005 - May 2011
Genesis Healthcare Healthcare December 2005 - August 2017
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Aerospace & Transportation

Industrial Manufacturing & Services

March 2007 - May 2012
Husky International Automation & Industrial Technology

Industrial Manufacturing & Services

Packaging

December 2007 - June 2011
Jack's Family Restaurants Food & Beverage

Restaurants & Retail

July 2015 - August 2019
JELD-WEN Holding Building Products & Construction

Industrial Manufacturing & Services

October 2011 - August 2021
KraussMaffei Group Automation & Industrial Technology

Industrial Manufacturing & Services

Packaging

December 2012 - April 2016
Magellan Health Services Healthcare January 2004 - November 2005
Partou Consumer Products & Services November 2018 - August 2022
RSI Home Products Consumer Products & Services

Building Products & Construction

Industrial Manufacturing & Services

October 2008 - February 2013
Ryan Business Services & Software October 2018 - August 2023
Save-A-Lot Consumer Products & Services

Food & Beverage

Restaurants & Retail

December 2016 - April 2020
sgsco Consumer Products & Services

Packaging

October 2012 - November 2021
SIG Combibloc Group Consumer Products & Services

Industrial Manufacturing & Services

Packaging

March 2015 - December 2020
Spirit AeroSystems Aerospace & Transportation

Industrial Manufacturing & Services

June 2005 - August 2014
Survitec Group Aerospace & Transportation

Industrial Manufacturing & Services

March 2015 - January 2020
The Warranty Group Financial Services November 2006 - August 2014
TMS International Industrial Manufacturing & Services January 2007 - October 2013
Tomkins Limited Automotive Aftermarket

Industrial Manufacturing & Services

September 2010 - July 2014
Tropicana Las Vegas Leisure & Gaming May 2009 - August 2015
USI Insurance Services Financial Services December 2012 - May 2017

References

  1. ^ "2019 Annual Report". Onex Corp.
  2. ^ "Canada's very own private-equity giant Onex quietly tops returns of big-name U.S. rivals". Financial Post. Bloomberg News. June 26, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2020.
  3. ^ "Onex, Canada Pension to Buy Tomkins for $4.5 Billion". Bloomberg.com. July 27, 2010. Retrieved July 25, 2022.
  4. ^ Chapple, Jon (December 11, 2017). "SMG sold to PE firm Onex Corporation". IQ. Retrieved July 25, 2022.
  5. ^ "Onex to buy wealth manager Gluskin Sheff in $445 million deal | Financial Post". Financial Post. March 25, 2019. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  6. ^ Vandaelle, Ian (March 22, 2019). "Onex snaps up wealth manager Gluskin Sheff in $445M deal". BNN Bloomberg. Retrieved November 3, 2020.
  7. ^ Onex reports US$1.1B Q1 loss on COVID-19 disruption
  8. ^ "Gerald Schwartz controlled Onex closes $5B acquisition of WestJet". December 12, 2019.
  9. ^ "Portfolio of Investments". www.onex.com. Retrieved February 14, 2024.
  10. ^ "Portfolio of Investments". www.onex.com. Retrieved February 14, 2024.