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November 12, 2018

TorQuest Partners Completes Acquisition of Bartek Ingredients

Toronto, Ontario, November 13, 2018 – TorQuest Partners (“TorQuest”) today announced the acquisition of Bartek Ingredients Inc. (“Bartek” or the Company”), a specialty chemical manufacturer serving food & beverage and industrial end markets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

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November 12, 2018

Powerhouses in PE: Up Close With a Veteran of Canada’s Middle-Market

Brent Belzberg, who founded TorQuest Partners in 2001, saw an opportunity to help entrepreneurs build and scale businesses into first-rate enterprises.

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November 8, 2018

TorQuest Partners Invests in Cando Rail Services Ltd.

Toronto, Ontario – November 8, 2018 – TorQuest Partners (“TorQuest”) today announced an investment into Cando Rail Services Ltd. (“Cando”), a provider of specialized rail support services that allow industrial customers to optimize their bulk material supply chain and connect to Class 1 railways. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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October 10, 2018

Polycor Inc. Expands Its Geographic Presence by Merging with Indiana Limestone

Quebec City, October 11, 2018 – The largest producer of natural stone in North America, Polycor Inc., is pleased to announce the completion of its merger with Indiana Limestone Company (“ILCO”), a leading dimensional limestone quarrier and building products producer headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana. This announcement comes shortly after Polycor’s recent acquisition of four limestone quarries in France in July, now positioning the company as a global leader in the natural stone industry.

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July 3, 2018

TorQuest Partners Completes Sale of Spinrite

Toronto, Ontario, July 3, 2018 – TorQuest Partners announced today that the firm and its co-investors have completed the sale of their majority interest in Spinrite LP (“Spinrite” or the Company”) to Comvest Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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June 29, 2018

Terrapure Completes Acquisition of Envirosystems Incorporated

Burlington, Ont., June 29, 2018 – Terrapure Environmental Ltd. (“Terrapure”), one of Canada’s leading providers of innovative environmental solutions, today announced it has completed its acquisition of the Canadian industrial services and waste management operations of Envirosystems Incorporated (“Envirosystems”). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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June 4, 2018

TorQuest Completes Sale of WSB Titan to GMS

Toronto, Ontario, June 4, 2018 – TorQuest Partners, management and co-investors announced today the successful completion of the previously announced sale of WSB Titan (“Titan”), Canada’s leading independent building supplies dealer, to GMS Inc. (NYSE:GMS), a leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard and suspended ceiling systems. 

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April 5, 2018

GMS to Acquire WSB Titan, the Largest Wallboard Distributor in Canada

Expands GMS’s leadership position in North America through combination of the largest U.S. and Canadian wallboard distributors

Provides entry and new growth opportunities into highly attractive, fragmented Canadian market.

Combines two experienced and well-respected management teams with shared commitment to customer service and operational excellence.
The combination increases GMS’s Adjusted earnings per share by approximately 25% and Adjusted EBITDA margin by over 100 basis points on a pro forma basis.

Expect to realize at least $10 million in cost synergies within first full year following the close of the transaction.

Conference call scheduled for April 5, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., Eastern Time.

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April 2, 2018

TorQuest Partners Announces Merger of Amenity and Rubicon

Toronto, Ontario – April 2, 2018 – TorQuest Partners (“TorQuest”) today announced the merger of Amenity Holdings Inc. (“Amenity”), the second platform investment of TorQuest Partners Fund IV, and Rubicon Pharmacies Canada Inc. (“Rubicon”), two complementary operators of retail pharmacies across Western Canada. Going forward, the combined company will do business as Rubicon Pharmacies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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March 9, 2018

Purpose Financial to Acquire Thinking Capital

Transaction brings together Thinking Capital with Purpose Financial’s Investments and Technology businesses to create an innovative financial services platform with financial strength and proven leadership.

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February 28, 2018

A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. Announces Reorganization

VANCOUVER, BC, February 23, 2018, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. (“Food Services”) and A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund (the Fund”) (TSX: AW.UN), announced today that A&W of Canada Inc.(“A&W Canada”), the parent company of Food Services, has completed a reorganization (the Reorganization”) to provide liquidity for, and accommodate the individual estate planning purposes of, some of its long standing shareholders.

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January 5, 2018

Canadian private equity’s $1‑trillion question

An enormous amount of Canadian capital is lying in wait, pushing global investors to nosebleed levels’ to put this money to work. Jeffrey Jones and Jacqueline Nelson delve into a competitive climate that hasn’t been seen in more than a decade

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