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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

SIM Group Acquires Toronto’s Pixel Underground

Latest expansion enables the company to deliver state-of-the-art post production services to Canadian, U.S. and European producers through Toronto facility. LOS ANGELES—December 2, 2014— Continuing its rapid expansion, the SIM Group has acquired Toronto post-production facility Pixel Underground and its associated companies FINI Films and stationEX. The move gives SIM Group the ability to deliver complete post production and media distribution services in the Toronto market; Pixel Underground is one of Ontario’s leading providers of post-production services for television including for... Read More

The SIM Group Merges with Hollywood’s Chainsaw

Leading North American supplier of production technology expands its post-production footprint. Los Angeles—June 27, 2014—The SIM Group has reached an agreement in principle to merge with Hollywood-based Chainsaw. The deal unites one of the film and television industry’s leading suppliers of production equipment and post-production services, with one of Hollywood’s most successful independent post-production facilities that services such renowned shows as The Academy Awards and American Idol. The merger is expected to close next month. With offices spanning the U.S., Canada and... Read More

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Granite Partners Invests in SIM Digital

Doug Buchanan, Managing Director of Granite Partners L.P. announced today that Granite Partners has made a major investment in SIM Digital ("SIM"). This investment has enabled SIM to acquire PS Production Services ("PS"). SIM is a world-class rental facility specializing in digital production equipment and workflow services for the television and film industries and has offices across the USA, Canada and China. PS is one of Canada's largest professional motion picture and television production equipment rental houses. Through offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax they supply production... Read More