A FAMILY OWNED INVESTMENT FIRM
DECADES OF EXPERIENCE MAKING CONTROL INVESTMENTS IN OVER 80 COMPANIES
BUILDING WINNING PARTNERSHIPS
We are a leading Canadian family office, actively investing our own capital and operating knowledge in a diverse group of companies and investments. Our intention is to build and hold our investments intergenerationally to create a lasting impact on the lives of our partners, our employees, our families, and our community.
Based in Vancouver, our office combines decades of transaction and operational experience, having made control investments in over 80 private companies. We are highly experienced equity investors with a genuine reputation for conducting business with integrity, and for being the partner of choice in working with founders and management teams to continue their legacy of building great businesses.
Today, our office is the owner of a broad portfolio of companies operating in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, distribution, food, transportation services, industrial and real estate. We are actively seeking to grow our portfolio, both organically through our existing companies and through the acquisition of new platforms.
- OUR PURPOSE IS TO BUILD WINNING PARTNERSHIPS IN PURSUIT OF SHARED DREAMS WE CAN ALL BE PROUD OF.
WHY PARTNER WITH TRICOR
BUILDING WINNING PARTNERSHIPS
At Tricor, we believe that integrity and kindness are essential ingredients in building winning partnerships.
As a family office investing our own capital, we offer flexibility in transaction structuring, and by seeking to truly understand the objectives of selling business owners, we are able to structure mutually beneficial transactions that foster lasting relationships and positive outcomes for everyone involved.
We are an experienced team with a long-term perspective and take great pride in our reputation for completing investment transactions at the price indicated, on the terms stated, in a timely manner, and with discretion.
We invest our own capital in companies we can be proud of and seek to build value and achieve growth over the very long term. We aim to make a lasting impact
We have the willingness and ability to tailor transaction structures to meet the needs of all stakeholders, including sellers.
RESPECT FOR THE FOUNDERS
We place great emphasis on understanding the unique interests of selling owners and the ingredients that have made their businesses successful.
We have broad and deep operational, strategic, financial, accounting and legal expertise through decades of experience across different industries and transaction types.
OUR INVESTMENT CRITERIA
WE ARE HIGHLY ACQUISITIVE AND PURSUING NEW ACQUISITIONS AND PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Founders, entrepreneurs and management teams seeking a long-term oriented and seasoned partner, with a values-driven approach and growth mindset
Mature and durable businesses that are free cash flow generative
EBITDA of $3-25 million, with no minimum threshold for add-on opportunities.
Preference for middle-market companies in manufacturing, value-add distribution, business services, and consumer services.
Investing across Canada and the Mid-West to Western U.S.
Highly acquisitive of single-tenant industrial real estate associated with operating businesses.
Partnership-oriented, preference for founder succession, management buyout, or other partnership scenarios
OTHER CAPITAL & PARTNERSHIP SOLUTIONS
Flexibility to create and design new private capital solutions subject to the right partnership fit and people ingredients.
- IF YOU WANT TO GO FAST, GO ALONE. IF YOU WANT TO GO FAR, GO TOGETHER. - African Proverb
A DIVERSIFIED PORTFOLIO BUILT ACROSS FOUR PRIMARY PLATFORMS
Tricor is actively pursuing investments in operating companies across diversified sectors including manufacturing, distribution, and business services. We are looking for both add-ons to our active holdings and new platform acquisitions, and welcome solicitations that meet our investment criteria. Our current holdings include the following:
Rockmount Research and Alloys is a leading supplier of high quality repair and maintenance welding alloys specifically designed to weld stronger and last longer.
OCTS is Alberta's largest full-service container drayage and storage provider, including transloading and flat-deck trucking, and proud to be the first and last mile for some of the world's most prominent steamship lines and freight forwarding companies.
Dinoflex is a leading innovator in the manufacture of recycled rubber products and specialize in producing premium quality rubber flooring, surfaces, tiles and custom products.
37th Street Bakery is a full-service industrial bakery that specializes in fully-baked, thaw-and-serve croissants, danishes, and other baked goods. It is one of North America's largest manufacturers of croissants and a leading producer of dough-based, sweet baked goods.
Eden-Valders Stone is a Wisconsin-based natural stone quarrier and fabricator. It was founded in 1950 and has grown to own and operate 10 quarries and 4 processing centers, serving residential, commercial, and institutional markets across North America.
Treaty United FC is an Irish soccer club based in the city of Limerick. The club competes in League of Ireland, the top tier of soccer in the country. The women’s team plays in the SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division while the men’s team plays in the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division. This acquisition marks Tricor's inaugural investment in the sports sector.
FOOD OPERATING COMPANIES
Tricor has a long history of investing directly in food-based operating companies. Today, we are actively pursuing new opportunities through our ongoing partnership with Founders Group of Companies.
Premium Brands is a Canadian specialty food manufacturing and distribution company, publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Tricor has long been one of Premium Brands’ most significant shareholders.
Founders invests its partners’ own capital and focuses on applying operating know-how to build thriving food organizations over the long term. Alongside management, Tricor is a founding and principal investor in Founders.
Founders portfolio includes:
REAL ESTATE AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
Tricor has an active portfolio of direct investments in commercial, industrial and residential properties. We are actively pursuing new opportunities.
Areva Living is a real estate and land development firm based in Vancouver, B.C. consisting of a unique multidisciplinary team of dedicated individuals with extensive experience in the investment, design-build and development fields. Alongside management, Tricor is a major investor in every project.
Tricor Property Partners owns a portfolio of purpose-built, industrial, single-tenant real estate across Canada and the U.S. Tricor is actively pursuing new direct real estate investments in mature, single and multi-tenant industrial properties, including sale-leaseback transactions.
Tricor began in 1996 as an institutionally-backed private equity business. Today as a single-family office, while we prioritize majority investments in operating companies, we do make opportunistic investments in select funds that meet our investment criteria.
Tricor began in 1996 as an institutionally-backed private equity business. Parallel49, its successor firm, invests in profitable middle-market companies located in Canada and the U.S. Tricor is an active participant in both Fund VI and Fund V.
Spira is currently focused on investing in the U.S. affordable multifamily housing sector. Their purpose is to preserve housing affordability, bolster housing quality and improve the underprivileged communities they impact through their investments and partnerships.
Pacific Rim Storage is a Vancouver-based fund focused on a consolidation strategy in the self-storage space. The company owns six self-storage facilities across Vancouver Island with over 1,400 storage units under management.
Merchant Opportunities Fund is a Vancouver-based specialty finance fund focused on short-term, small to mid-sized business credit and consumer loans. The fund has a 10+ year track record and its portfolio is highly diversified, with over 6,000 customers operating across Canada in 100+ industries.