TriWest Announces Investment in Trimlite Mfg. Inc.

TriWest Announces Investment in Trimlite Mfg. Inc.

October 1, 2016 – TriWest Capital Partners, in partnership with the senior management team, is pleased to announce that it has acquired a majority interest in Trimlite Mfg. Inc., (“Trimlite” or the “Company”). This investment represents TriWest’s fifth portfolio company in Fund V.

Founded in 1982 as a manufacturer of decorative glass inserts for steel door fabricators, Trimlite has evolved into a premier manufacturer and distributor of stile and rail doors, fiberglass doors, decorative glass and other home building products for the building materials industry across North America. The Company has created a unique value proposition by developing an integrated supply chain that includes manufacturing plants in China, Vietnam, Canada and the United States, as well as strategically positioned distribution facilities across several key end markets in North America.

“TriWest is very impressed with the market position Trimlite has established over many years in the building products sector.” said Norm Rokosh, Senior Managing Director at TriWest Capital Partners. “Ross Murray and his very capable management team are well equipped to continue the successful growth of Trimlite; we at TriWest look forward to working with the team in achieving their goals.”

Ross Murray, CEO of Trimlite said, “My team and I are very excited to be partnered with TriWest. Their deep experience with helping companies hone strategy and accelerate growth bodes well for our customers, our suppliers, and our employees. We look forward to our partnership with TriWest.”

About TriWest

Founded in 1998 and based in Calgary, Alberta, TriWest is one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, having raised over $1.25 billion in committed capital through five funds. TriWest makes significant equity investments in profitable companies and works in partnership with management to generate superior financial returns through the pursuit of growth opportunities and a focus on operational excellence. TriWest provides more than just capital. The principals of TriWest have significant operational and financial expertise, making us effective partners in creating shareholder value.

TriWest Capital Partners clarification on Globe and Mail article

TriWest Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Calgary, Alberta, today issued a clarifying statement in response to an article that appeared in The Globe and Mail newspaper on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The article “Fake names, big gains. Cheat, repeat” by Grant Robertson and Tom Cardoso describes investigations by the BC Securities Commission against real and fictitious individuals associated with a questionable organization whose name, Tri-West Investment, is unfortunately similar to TriWest Capital Partners.

Dino DeLuca, Chief Operating Officer of TriWest Capital Partners, confirmed that “TriWest Capital Partners is in no way associated with the Tri-West Investment organization nor the individuals mentioned in The Globe and Mail article”. “TriWest Capital Partners is one of Canada’s most highly respected private equity firms with our roots firmly based in Western Canada. We have successfully raised over $1.25 billion in committed capital since our firm was founded in 1998.”

TriWest Capital Partners’ is proud of its diverse group of portfolio companies, the management teams it partners with, and our commitment to our people and the community.