A FAMILY-OWNED INVESTMENT FIRM

DECADES OF EXPERIENCE MAKING CONTROL INVESTMENTS IN OVER 80 COMPANIES

 

ABOUT US

WE ARE A SINGLE-FAMILY OFFICE

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.

 

Our office, based in Vancouver, combines decades of transaction and operational experience, having made control investments in over 80 private companies in manufacturing, distribution, business services, food, real estate, private equity and other industries. We are highly experienced equity investors with an established reputation for conducting business with integrity. We do what we say we will do.

Today, our office is the owner of a broad portfolio of companies operating in the manufacturing, distribution, food, transportation services, real estate and industrial sectors. We seek to grow our portfolio both organically through our existing companies and through the acquisition of new platforms.

 
 

OUR HISTORY

LEADING GREAT COMPANIES

Tricor Pacific Capital was established in 1996 as a private equity firm investing both our own and institutional funds in middle-market companies across North America.  Under the leadership of Rod Senft, Tricor Pacific Capital managed four separate funds, with total committed capital of $1.2 billion. During a 20-year period, Rod and his partners successfully acquired, built and sold a meaningful number of companies across a broad spectrum of the middle-market. Along the way we have built a strong reputation as a partner of choice in Western Canada and the U.S. for working with founders and management teams to continue their legacy of building great companies.

 

Today Tricor Pacific Capital has evolved into a single-family office that invests its own capital intergenerationally in a portfolio of diversified operating businesses, along with real estate and land development projects.

WHY PARTNER WITH US

LONG-TERM VISION

We have an invest and hold mentality, and seek to build value over the very long term. As a single-family office, we invest our own capital in companies we can be proud of. This allows us to make decisions based on the best interest of our businesses rather than a fixed investment horizon or liquidity target.

FLEXIBLE TRANSACTION STRUCTURING

 

We have the willingness and ability to tailor transaction structures and approaches to meet the needs of all stakeholders including sellers. Through many years of experience across numerous industries and transactions, we have learned that every business is unique and requires its own solution. We understand that flexibility and alignment of interests are critical in ensuring a positive outcome for all parties.

RESPECT FOR THE FOUNDER'S LEGACY

We have a long history of supporting business owners, particularly founders, in their succession strategies. We put great emphasis on understanding the unique interests of selling owners and the ingredients that have made their businesses successful. Our investments are made not just in bricks and mortar, but also in people who provide the true foundation of our success.

BALANCED AND EXPERIENCED TEAM

Our team is comprised of individuals with a broad scope of operational, strategic, financial and legal expertise through decades of experience across different industries and transaction types. As sophisticated investors, we take time to ensure transparency and understanding through all steps of a transaction process and beyond, while as business owners we lead with trust and integrity, empowering teams to reach their full potential.

STRONG PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

Our wealth of experience as owners, business builders and M&A professionals has enabled us to develop a trusted network of advisors and knowledge partners, whose operating talent, subject matter expertise and professionalism enables us to get things done and contribute additional value to our businesses.

 
 

OUR INVESTMENTS

Tricor Pacific Capital invests its own capital in a diversified portfolio that includes:

  • Diversified Investments

  • Food Operating Companies

  • Real Estate and Land Development Projects

  • Fund Investments 

DIVERSIFIED INVESTMENTS

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. We welcome solicitations that meet our investment criteria.

Sample Holdings:

Tricor is the lead investor in each of the following businesses

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.

 

Learn more at www.octs.ab.ca

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.

 

Learn more at: www.dinoflex.com

Rockmount Research and Alloys is a leading supplier of high quality repair and maintenance welding alloys specifically designed to weld stronger and last longer.

 

Learn more at: www.rockmountwelding.com

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.

Sample Holdings:

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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.

 

For more information on Premium Brands, including its detailed investment criteria, please visit https://www.premiumbrandsholdings.com/

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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.

 

For more information on Founders Group of Food Companies, including its detailed investment criteria, please visit https://www.foundersfoodgroup.com/

Founders' portfolio includes:

Divested in 2020

REAL ESTATE AND LAND DEVELOPMENT

Tricor has an active portfolio of direct investments in both commercial and residential properties. We are actively pursuing new opportunities in line with our investment criteria.

Sample Holdings:

Tricor owns a portfolio of purpose-built, industrial, single-tenant real estate.

Areva Living is a real estate and land development firm based in Vancouver, BC. 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.

 

Learn more at: https://www.arevaliving.com/

FUND INVESTMENTS

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.

Sample Investments

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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.

 

For more information on Parallel49 Equity, including its detailed investment criteria, please visit https://www.p49equity.com/

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.

 

For more information visit: https://www.spiraequitypartners.com/

 
OUR INVESTMENT CRITERIA

Tricor Pacific Capital is focused on building winning partnerships in pursuit of shared dreams we can all be proud of. We are highly acquisitive and pursuing new acquisitions and partnership opportunities.

PEOPLE

Compelling founders, entrepreneurs and management teams seeking a long-term oriented and seasoned partner, with a values-driven approach and growth mindset  (e.g. founder succession, management buyout).

INDUSTRY

Broad industry focus with a preference for middle-market operating companies in manufacturing, value-add distribution, business services, and consumer services.

STAGE

Mature and durable businesses that are cash-flow generative, with a preference for assets, products or services that are differentiated.

SIZE

Primary focus on businesses generating EBITDA of $3-25 million, with no minimum threshold for add-on opportunities. Preference for majority investing versus minority.

OTHER CAPITAL & PARTNERSHIP SOLUTIONS

Flexibility to create and design new private capital solutions subject to the right partnership fit and people ingredients.

REAL ESTATE

Highly acquisitive of single-tenant industrial real estate associated with our operating businesses or with other established businesses we understand and are proud to finance.

GEOGRAPHY

Investing across Canada and the Mid-West to Western U.S.

INVESTMENTS WE CAN ALL BE PROUD OF

Opportunity to build a winning partnership, to grow and hold our businesses and investments over the very long term (while offering liquidity for minority shareholders and management), and have some fun along the way.

 

OUR TEAM

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ROD SENFT
Chairman
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SHAWN LEWIS
President & Managing Director
Derek Senft
DEREK SENFT
Managing Director
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ANNE STEWART Q.C.
General Counsel
Trevor Johnstone
TREVOR JOHNSTONE
Senior Advisor
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LISA VAN KOLL
CFO
Lauren Senft
LAUREN SENFT
Vice Chair
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MARK TOWNSEND
Principal,
Diversified Investments
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CHUCK COSMAN
Principal,
Diversified Investments
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VLAD MANCHASH
Senior Associate
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GARY GREWAL
Controller
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VINAH BOSIRE
Transactions Team
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SHIRLAN HAAKSMA
Executive Assistant
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MAY WANG
Corporate Accountant
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SAMANTHA SHI
Corporate Accountant
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JULIA FRANCISCO
Summer Analyst
 

CONTACT US

ADDRESS

1111 West Hastings St., Suite 200, Vancouver BC V6E 2J3

FOR INVESTMENT INQUIRIES

Please contact the Investment Team

+1 (604) 646 4365

Opportunities@tricorpacific.com

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