Through its fifth fund, Tricor Pacific Capital has acquired Tiger Calcium, one of the largest manufacturers of calcium chloride products in western Canada. Tiger's products are used for dust
control, road stabilization, de-icing, oilfield drilling fluids and
water suppression. Its plant employs over 200 people and is capable of producing 1.5 million liters of calcium chloride a day; Tiger also offers chemical transportation through a network of terminal, storage and rail facilities. Its acquisition reflects Tricor's industry diversity, as the firm recently agreed to sponsor the add-on of EFT Source, a provider of turnkey card programs and personalization services.