Bartek is a specialty chemical manufacturer serving the food & beverage and industrial end markets. Founded in 1969, Bartek is a global leader in the production and distribution of malic acid and fumaric acid. Bartek’s specialty products improve flavor profiles, food safety, and profitability in food and beverages, add nutritive benefits while displacing antibiotics in animal nutrition formulations, and contribute to the quality, safety and efficacy of industrial applications. Bartek distributes to more than 35 countries around the world and employs 115 people across two production facilities in Southern Ontario. TorQuest was attracted to Bartek due to its market leadership, growing demand for its products, and its strong global customer base. In 2018, TorQuest completed an initial investment in Bartek and is supporting the Company as it pursues opportunities to accelerate its growth.