Tricor Pacific’s BFG Supply Snaps Wetsel Assets Up

BFG Supply Company, the Ohio-based provider of turf, horticultural and lawn & garden supplied to retail centers, will acquire assets of Virginia-based Wetsel Inc., a similar company. BFG Supply Co. is a portfolio company of Tricor Pacific, the Chicago- and Vancouver-based private equity firm. Tricor invested from its fourth fund, which the PE firm closed with $555 million.

PRESS RELEASE:

BFG Supply Company LLC (“BFG”), a portfolio company of Tricor Pacific Capital, has
acquired certain assets of Wetsel, Inc. (“Wetsel”). Wetsel is a market leading distributor
of professional turf, horticultural, and lawn and garden supplies to retailers such as lawn and
garden centers, and professional clients such as growers, golf courses and nurseries. Wetsel
is based in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

BFG (www.bfgsupply.com) is a leading distributor of greenhouse and nursery supplies to the
U.S. horticultural and floricultural industry.

Tricor is a leading private equity firm that invests in profitable, well-managed, middle-market companies
located in the West and Midwest regions of Canada and the United States. Tricor currently manages
approximately $1 billion in capital, and is investing its fourth fund with $555 million in committed capital.
To learn more about Tricor, visit www.tricorpacific.com.