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Saban Capital Acquisition Corp. Enters into a Merger Agreement with Panavision and Sim

- Combined Company Expected to Be Listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market - - Joint Investor Conference Call Scheduled for September 14, at 8:30 am ET - Los Angeles – September 13, 2018 – Saban Capital Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:SCAC) (“Saban Capital Acquisition Corp.”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, Panavision Inc. ("Panavision"), and Sim Video International Inc. ("Sim") announced today that the companies have entered into a definitive business combination agreement to create a premier global provider of end-to-end production and post-production services to the entertainment... Read More

The SIM Group Announces Company-wide Rebranding Under New Banner

The North American leaders in TV & feature film production equipment, workflow/dailies, post-production and studios merge eight founding companies to streamline client experience   <   TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - The SIM Group, is pleased to announce the completion of a comprehensive branding-review of its eight founding companies (Bling, Chainsaw, Crossing Studios, Pixel Underground, Post FactoryNY, PS Production Services, SIM Digital and Tattersall Sound & Picture), and that the collection of companies will be re-branded under one cohesive name - Sim. The... Read More

The SIM Group Aquires The Crossing Studios

North American leader in production equipment, workflow/dailies and post-production solutions adds nearly 400,000 square feet of studio space to its vertically integrated services. September 5, 2017 (TORONTO): The SIM Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Vancouver’s fastest- growing full-service studio and production facilities provider, The Crossing Studios. To better serve its clients, SIM Group, a family of companies who delivers expert services across television, feature film and commercial production and post-production industries, will now also offer approximately 400,000... Read More

Granite Partners Gathered for a Holiday Celebration

On December 8, the principals of Granite Partners and all associated companies gathered to celebrate a successful year.   Read More

Ecom Food Industries

Toronto, June 30, 2016: Douglas Buchanan, Managing Director of Granite Partners L.P., announced today that, Granite Partners has made a major equity investment in Ecom Food Industries Corporation, based in Markham, Ontario. Ecom, established in 1986, is a primary producer of extracts, flavors, natural antioxidants and flavor enhancers and supplies their products to multinational food and beverage companies. Ecom supplies a blue chip roster of customers including many large household names. Ecom is known for its ability to offer food manufacturer’s top quality, difficult to source products... Read More

Granite Invests in Mike & Mike Organics

Toronto, March 21, 2016: Douglas Buchanan, Managing Director of Granite Partners L.P., announced today that, Granite Partners has made a major equity investment in Mike & Mike’s Organics, based in Woodbridge, Ontario. Mike and Mike’s is Ontario’s only exclusively certified-organic distributor of fresh fruits and vegetables, delivering more than 300 kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables including its own line of dried fruits, nuts, and seeds. Mike and Mike’s delivers to more than 150 retailers in the province including major grocery chains and many independent and national... Read More

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Collins Barrow Highlights Granite Partners

Granite Partners, the most successful private equity firm in Canada based on returns, was recently highlighted by Collins Barrow. Granite Partners has an outstanding track record that has been built by working with outstanding partners, investors and professionals. Collins Barrow, Canada’s fastest growing accounting firm, has worked with Granite for 20 years. Listen to the complete interview. Read More

Chairman Mills Acquisition

Toronto, August 27, 2015: Chair-man Mills has acquired The Event Rental Group, creating Canada's largest event rental company and the fifth largest event rental company in North America.  The firms are both based in Toronto. The Event Rental Group operates Exclusive Affair Rentals and Advanced Tent Rental. The Event Rental Group companies provide all manner of materials for staging private and corporate events and parties including flatware, dinnerware, glassware, linen, preparation equipment, bar and beverage service, buffet pieces, catering equipment, platters, bowls, seating, tables and... Read More

Post Factory NY Joins SIM Group to Expand Reach

Los Angeles, June 19, 2015 - The SIM Group, a leading supplier of production and post-production equipment and services to the motion picture and television industry, has entered into an agreement today to merge with Post Factory NY, one of New York City’s largest independent providers of post-production services. The move significantly enhances the SIM Group’s East Coast presence. The company’s Bling Digital unit recently opened a facility in Brooklyn, offering dailies, off-line editorial and finishing services. Post Factory NY has two Manhattan facilities, comprising of 38,000 square... Read More

SIM Group Adds Sound Services through Merger with Tattersall Sound and Picture

LOS ANGELES—April 7, 2015— SIM Group today announces its merger with Tattersall Sound and Picture, a Toronto-based provider of sound editorial, ADR and mixing services to film and television productions. The move extends SIM Group’s reach into sound post production and advances its goal of providing productions with end-to-end services from the camera to the screen. back row, left to right) David McCallum, Rob Sim, Peter Gibson (front row) Jane Tattersall, Lou Solakofski“Tattersall is a wonderful, award-winning sound facility with a talented staff and a great roster of film and television... Read More