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Trilantic North America Recognized as Leading Founder Friendly Investment Firm

Firm Selected as One of Inc. Magazine’s Founder-Friendly Investors and GrowthCap’s Top Private Equity Firms for 2023

Trilantic North America is honored to have received multiple prestigious awards in recent months that recognize the firm’s commitment to serving as a founder-friendly investor. Most recently, the firm has been included on Inc. Magazine’s annual Founder-Friendly Investors list for 2023. This is Trilantic North America’s third consecutive year on the list, which highlights the private equity and venture capital firms with the strongest track records of success in partnering with entrepreneurs.

This distinction builds upon other honors awarded to Trilantic North America, including being named as one of GrowthCap’s Top Private Equity Firms of 2023. Nominees for the GrowthCap Top Private Equity Firms of 2023 list were evaluated based on the degree to which they help portfolio companies, firm culture and overall firm growth and performance. This year’s winners represent the growth-focused private equity firms best at scaling companies.

“We are thrilled to receive these recognitions of our dedication to supporting founder-led businesses as they navigate an increasingly competitive environment,” said Charles Ayres, Chairman and Partner at Trilantic North America. “These honors from Inc. and GrowthCap are testaments to the remarkable work of our entire team, as well as the invaluable partnership of our portfolio companies. We look forward to continuing our work alongside these exceptional founders and management teams to help them accelerate growth and position their businesses for the long-term.”

Over the past year, Trilantic North America has made several investments in growth-oriented founder-led companies. Alongside its investments, Trilantic North America remains committed to providing strategic guidance to its management teams through close collaboration with its investment team and Founders Council. Established in 2020, the Founders Council is a resource that management teams can leverage for operational expertise and best practices as they scale their businesses.

Nov 27, 2023

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. Since inception, Trilantic North America has managed seven private equity fund families with aggregate capital commitments of $10.2B.

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*Awarded in October 2023, the Inc. Founder Friendly List highlights firms that Inc. Magazine determined remained actively involved with the businesses in which they invest, and that earned the trust of the entrepreneurs they supported to help drive growth. Inc. Magazine selected firms based on questionnaires submitted by entrepreneurs who have sold to private equity and venture capital firms, detailing how their portfolio companies have grown during these partnerships. Compensation in the form of an application fee was provided by Trilantic NA to Inc. Magazine in connection with this award.

*Awarded in September 2023, recipients for GrowthCap Top Private Equity Firms of 2023 were selected by GrowthCap based on a variety of factors that allowed GrowthCap to evaluate a firm’s reputation among CEOs, LPs, and other GPs. Specifically, GrowthCap looked at firm culture, overall firm growth and performance and commitment to ESG, and conducted portfolio company interviews to assess the firm’s post-acquisition value add, among other factors. Compensation in the form of a production and publishing fee was provided by Trilantic NA to GrowthCap in connection with the acceptance of the ranking. Please refer to this link for more information.