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2023 Year in Review

February 1, 2024

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In 2023, we at Banyan Capital Partners continued our journey of strategic growth, investment and delivering value to our investors.

New to Banyan and recent promotions

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Chris Luongo
to Senior Associate
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Gordon Yee
to Senior Analyst
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Miranda Li
to Senior Analyst
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Dominic Mitchell
has joined as
Director of Finance

These promotions and additions reflect our culture of professional growth and recognizing the contributions of our team members. Our team’s development is integral to our ongoing success and capacity for identifying and nurturing promising investment opportunities and our investment portfolio.

New platform investment

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Second Nature Designs

Founded in 1994, Second Nature is a leading manufacturer and distributor of home décor and gifting products made up of dried florals and other naturally and sustainably sourced botanicals. The company sources materials globally, manufactures its products in Hamilton, Ontario and services a recognizable customer base across North America.

We’ve partnered with Second Nature’s President and founder as well as its management team, to facilitate succession planning and execute on the business’s next phase of growth.

Portfolio spotlight

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Purity Life

In November 2023, Purity Life completed its acquisition of the assets of Indigo Natural Foods Inc., a leading distributor of natural health products based in Toronto. This transaction deepens Purity Life’s market presence in Ontario and enhances its portfolio with numerous new brands.

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Rack Attack

In January 2023, Rack Attack completed the acquisition of Racks Unlimited, a leading provider of vehicle rack solutions with two stores in Calgary, Alberta. This strategic acquisition allowed Rack Attack to expand its footprint in the Western Canadian market.

With the additional opening of four new stores in Kitchener, London, Winnipeg and Philadelphia, the company now has a total of 46 stores across North America.

Innovative Surface Solutions

In April 2023, Innovative was pleased to announce the appointment of David Safran as President & CEO. David was formerly the CEO of the Kissner Group and brings over 15 years of experience in the salt and derivative products industry.

Learn more about our current investment portfolio

Operating Partner Network

Since 2008, Banyan has partnered with the best operators in their industries to successfully buy and build businesses with a long-term ownership focus.

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Andy O’Brien
Operating Partner
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Jason Grouette
Operating Partner

Andy O’Brien joined Banyan as an Operating Partner in June 2023, targeting investment opportunities in the food service, food retail, consumer products and retail sectors.

This follows the addition of Jason Grouette as an Operating Partner in 2022 to target investment opportunities in the safety and industrial B2B space.

Learn more about our Operating Partner Network

Looking ahead

Banyan is poised for further growth and expansion as we move into 2024. Our focus remains on identifying new investments in middle-market businesses across North America while maintaining our commitment to long-term value creation. We will continue to leverage our expertise and network to foster strategic partnerships, ensuring sustainable success for our portfolio companies and investors.

New investments

We continue to actively seek to invest in businesses with EBITDA of at least $5 million.

Do you have an opportunity in mind? Explore our investment criteria or connect with us today.

Banyan Capital Partners
February 1st, 2024