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Trilantic North America Included in Inc.’s 2022 Founder-Friendly Investors List

Trilantic North America is grateful to have been once again included in Inc.’s 2022 Founder-Friendly Investors list, which recognizes Trilantic North America as one of the top firms in the “Lower Middle-Market.” The list is composed of leading private equity and venture capital firms with the best track records of success backing entrepreneurs.

Over the past year, Trilantic North America has made several investments in growth-oriented, founder-led companies, including RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Quickparts, WebFX and Strada Services. Additionally, the firm has used accelerators to assist in launching founder-led companies. These include Sunrise Strategic Partners, in the “better for you” industry, as well as Tercera, which focuses on founders leading the Third Wave of cloud computing.

“We are very pleased to be recognized for our dedication to entrepreneurs by those we work with today. This honor is reflective of our continued effort to identify and partner with exceptional founders in support of their long-term growth,” said Charles Ayres, Managing Partner at Trilantic North America. “Trilantic North America is committed to supporting founder-led businesses and helping them navigate the challenges and opportunities present in today’s economic landscape. Thanks to the Founders Council and dedicated investment teams, our portfolio companies are set up for success as soon as they enter the partnership.”

Oct 11, 2022

Trilantic Capital Management L.P. ("Trilantic North America") is a growth-focused middle market private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in North America. Trilantic North America's primary investment focus is in the business services and consumer sectors. Trilantic North America has managed six private equity fund families with aggregate capital commitments of $9.9 billion. For more information, visit

About Trilantic North America

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit

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Awarded in October 2022, this list highlights the investment partners that Inc. Magazine determined entrepreneurs could trust and collaborate with while receiving financial support to accelerate growth, based on a firm's track record of exiting founder-led portfolio companies in the past five years since April 2017. Inc. Magazine selected firms based on interviews with founders of portfolio companies that were submitted as references by firms. Compensation in the form of an application fee was provided by Trilantic NA to Inc. Magazine in connection with this award. To see the complete list of winners, click here