The following companies represent some of the investments have been made by Granite Partners L.P. We are currently reviewing more investment opportunities and welcome inquiries from mid-sized firms that meet our criteria. Please check our news section for additional announcements as further investments take place.
Granite Partners 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 and for providing superior customer service.
Granite has a major investment in SIM Digital. 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 Canadas largest professional motion picture and television production equipment rental houses. Through offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax they supply production equipment that includes camera, lighting, grip, data management, dollies, package trucks, remote heads and cranes to the Canadian entertainment industry. Both companies support projects ranging from small independents to large U.S. productions. The combination of the two businesses brings together a full suite of complementary equipment and services that will provide television and movie production companies with one stop shopping.
PS Production Services Ltd. is a key player in the Canadian production equipment rental industry for film and digital camera and lighting equipment. PS has offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Atlantic Canada. PS was acquired by SIM Digital in 2013.
The SIM Group and Chainsaw, one of the film and television industry’s leading suppliers of production equipment and post-production services, merged in June of Summer 2014. Chainsaw provides creative editorial, editorial finishing, color grading, visual effects and other services through fully-integrated, digital facilities in Hollywood.
The SIM Group merged 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.
The SIM Group 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 such shows as Mayday (Nat. Geo.), Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case (Discovery), Nowhere to Hide (Investigation Discovery US) , Food Truck Face Off (Food Network) and American Pickers (History).
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. Post Factory NY has two Manhattan facilities, comprising of 38,000 square feet, with more than 60 editing suites, two color grading suites, a DI theater and post production sound. Future plans call for further development of finishing services, both for feature films and dramatic TV series.