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June 7, 2022

Kamik CEO Gillian Meek Talks Leadership Tactics, Sustainability & More

Gillian Meek’s latest career move is taking her back to familiar territory. A native of Canada, Meek joined Montréal-based Kamik in February after previously serving as president of Keds. She is now focused on capitalizing on the family-owned company’s made-in-America heritage and sustainability story to build a year-round business.

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June 3, 2022

CRH acquires Barrette Outdoor Living Inc. from TorQuest Partners and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

CRH plc, the global leader in building materials solutions, announces that it has reached an agreement with TorQuest Partners and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) to acquire Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc. (“Barrette”), North America’s leading provider of residential fencing and railing solutions for an enterprise value of $1.9 billion1, representing an acquisition multiple of c.10x EBITDA pre-synergies. 

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May 3, 2022

Birch Hill and Investissement Quebec Partner With Polycor Management to Acquire World Leading Natural Stone Quarrier

Québec City, QC; May 4, 2022 — Birch Hill Equity Partners and Investissement Québec announced today that they have acquired Polycor Inc. in partnership with the company’s management from TorQuest Partners and its co-investors, Wynnchurch Capital, and PNC Mezzanine Capital. Polycor is the largest quarrier of natural stone in the world. The transaction, which closed on April 29, 2022, will support the continued growth of Polycor in Québec and across its global operations.

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April 13, 2022

Lineage Logistics Broadens North American Network with Acquisition of VersaCold Logistics Services from TorQuest Partners

Novi, MI – Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage” or the Company”), one of the world’s leading and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REITs and logistics solutions providers, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VersaCold Logistics Services (“VersaCold”), a leading cold chain solution provider in Canada, from TorQuest Partners (“TorQuest”) and its co-investment partners, The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (“IMCO”) and OPTrust. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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April 4, 2022

Bartek Announces Construction of the World’s Largest Malic and Fumaric Acid Facility

STONEY CREEK, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bartek Ingredients has commenced construction of a state-of-the-art, vertically integrated facility that will become the world’s largest malic and food-grade fumaric acid production plant. When completed in Q4 2023, the $160 million project will double Bartek’s capacity and cement the company’s position as the global leader in malic and fumaric acid.

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April 4, 2022

TorQuest Partners Announces an Investment in Johnvince Foods

Toronto, Ontario – April 4, 2022 – TorQuest Partners (“TorQuest”) is pleased to announce that it has completed an investment in Johnvince Food Group Inc. (“Johnvince” or the Company”), a leading processor and distributor of snack nuts, confectionary, dried fruit, and other related products.

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February 17, 2022

TorQuest Partners Forms Continuation Vehicle to Support Continued Growth of Can Art

Toronto, Ontario – February 17, 2022 – TorQuest Partners (“TorQuest”) announced today the closing of a continuation fund vehicle in connection with the acquisition of Can Art Aluminum Extrusion (“Can Art”), a leading North American provider of complex aluminum extrusions for transportation, electrification, building and construction and other diverse end markets.

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February 16, 2022

Kamik Appoints Industry Veteran, Gillian Meek, as New CEO

MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kamik announces a new member joining its extended family with the hiring of Gillian Meek as the new CEO. Family-owned and operated in Canada for over 120 years, the move marks an exciting new venture for the brand as it continues to grow its heritage into the future.

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