Trivest Announces New Appointments

Trivest Announces New Appointments

MIAMI, FL – (August 8, 2008) Trivest Partners IV, L.P.  (“Trivest”), announced today that Todd V.  Jerles has joined the firm as a Vice President, David P. Briedis has joined as an Associate and Alex Acosta has joined as an Analyst.  Todd, David and Alex will assist Trivest in the analysis of investment opportunities and the acquisition and oversight of portfolio companies.  These individuals will also participate in all Trivest deal sourcing activities.

Todd V.  Jerles joined Trivest after receiving his M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  He obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics from Indiana University, Phi Beta Kappa, and joined Lehman Brothers in New York as an Investment Banking Analyst upon graduation.  While at Wharton, Todd completed a summer internship with Clearview Capital, a lower middle market private equity firm.

David P. Briedis was formerly with Piper Jaffray & Co. where he was an Investment Banking Analyst.  David assisted Piper Jaffray with a number of sell side mandates during his time at the firm.  Mr.  Briedis received his B.S.  in Business Administration from The Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, where he was a Hawkinson Scholar, selected for academics and leadership.

Alex Acosta joined Trivest after receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Finance with Honors from Florida International University.  While completing his undergraduate studies, Alex also worked as a Financial Analyst at Citrix Systems.

Troy Templeton, Managing Partner, said, “We are delighted to have Todd, David and Alex join the Firm.  These talented individuals strengthen and increase the size of Trivest’s core investment team as we look to take advantage of market opportunities for Trivest Fund IV.”

Trivest Partners is a private investment firm that focuses on partnering with founder/family owned businesses in the United States and Canada.  Since its founding in 1981, Trivest has completed more than 145 transactions, totaling nearly $4.0 billion in value.  For additional information, please visit www.trivest.com.