Our Investments

We currently have investments in 11 businesses in diverse industry sectors. The composition of our portfolio is a function of our belief that high-quality businesses with skilled management teams can be found in a variety of sectors. Since the founding of Krystal Financial in 2004, Krystal has exited seven of its investments.

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a52

With facilities located in Surrey, BC, A52 Warehouse is the Canadian 3PL facility for over 50 brands in the apparel, footwear, and accessory markets.

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Carmanah

From its head office in Victoria, BC, Carmanah designs, develops, and distributes a portfolio of products focused on energy optimized LED solutions for infrastructure.

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Coast Spas

The Coast Spas Group was founded in 1996 and consists of two companies, Coast Spas Manufacturing Inc. (CSM), a leading hot tub manufacturer, and Coast Spas Lifestyles Inc. (CSL), a retailer of hot tubs and other recreational products.

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Fraser Valley Building Supplies

In business since 1992, Fraser Valley Building Supplies is a leading supplier of hardware and building products to retail consumers, contractors and developers throughout the Lower Mainland.

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Magnum Trailer & Equipment

Founded in 1984 and based in Abbotsford BC, Magnum operates three distinct business segments: manufacturing heavy-duty aftermarket truck accessories, manufacturing and distributing on- and off-highway truck trailers, and servicing and maintaining the fleets of mid-sized transportation companies.

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North West Rubber

North West Rubber Ltd., was founded in 1968 in Pitt Meadows, BC, and began life as a small, regional manufacturer of recycled crude rubber products. Today, North West Rubber is one of the largest recycled rubber mat manufacturers in the world.

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Rtown

R Town is committed to helping local businesses succeed by providing them with the digital marketing tools they require.

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SAXX

SAXX’s heritage of revolutionizing underwear began in 2006. Since then the brand has been at the forefront of innovation in the men’s premium underwear category.

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Smith Cameron Group

Smith Cameron Group is a fully-integrated pump and process solutions provider serving both the municipal and industrial markets across Canada.

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Storm Guard Water Treatment Inc.

Headquartered in Richmond BC, Storm Guard Water Treatment Inc. (“Storm Guard”) is a leading provider of dewatering, water extraction and water treatment services, specializing in the removal and treatment of groundwater and runoff from construction sites.

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Vista Railing Systems

Based in Maple Ridge, BC, Vista Railings manufactures an industry-leading range of exterior and interior railing systems, components, and accessories.

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Brooks Corning

For over 100 years, the Brooks Corning Company has been providing office furniture and business interior solutions to Greater Vancouver, and the province of British Columbia.

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CCI Industries

CCI Industries, at the time the world’s largest producer of Allan Block garden, landscape and retaining wall systems, was sold in 2009 to Expocrete Concrete Products Ltd., Western Canada’s and Washington State’s leading manufacturer and marketer of concrete hardscape, masonry and industrial precast products.

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Foley's Candies

At the time of sale Foley’s Candies was the largest chocolate manufacturer in Western Canada and one of the largest in Canada. Krystal’s 30% interest was sold to CEO and majority owner Brian Hurl in 2011.

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Key Food Equipment Services

At the time of sale Key Food was the leading provider of repair parts and service for commercial kitchen equipment in Western Canada. The business was sold in 2014 to Heritage Food Service Group Inc., a leader in commercial kitchen equipment service in the U.S.

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Snack Alliance

At the time of sale Snack Alliance Inc. was one of the fastest-growing private-label snack producers in North America. In 2010 the company was acquired by Shearer's Foods Inc., a leading producer and distributor of high-quality branded, contract-pack and private-label seasoned snack foods.

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Integrated Paving Concepts

Integrated Paving Concepts produced the equipment and tools used in the StreetPrint (imprinted asphalt) process. The thermoplastic business was sold to Flint Trading Inc. in May 2011 and the StreetBond business was sold to Quest Construction Products in June 2011.

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Vantis International

Vantis International Corporation, an online and phone-based travel reservations and marketing services firm headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, was acquired by TravelCLICK Inc., a leading provider of hotel business process management solutions, in 2006.

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WaterMarq Technologies Inc.

Watermarq Technologies was a software company providing the Water and Wastewater market with information management tools to optimize water quality, treatment and regulatory compliance. The company was sold at the end of 2016 to XPV Water Partners.

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Latest News

Krystal Growth Partners Appoints Brian Lau to Senior Associate Role

Krystal Growth Partners (“Krystal”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Lau to the position of Senior Associate, effective June 17, 2019. Brian joins Krystal after a successful early…

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Krystal Announces Sale of Interest in Brooks Corning Company Ltd.

Krystal Growth Partners (“Krystal”) announces the sale of its 50% interest in Brooks Corning Company Ltd. (“Brooks Corning”) to Brooks Corning president and 50% owner Bob Ross.  Krystal originally partnered…

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Carmanah receives proposal to go private

Carmanah Technologies Corp. (CMH-T) announced after markets closed on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 that it has received a proposal from companies controlled by directors and shareholders James Meekison and Terry Holland to purchase…

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