You founded your business to serve a purpose: to provide for your family, to fill a void in the marketplace, to service the people of your community—perhaps all the above. Searching for capital to invest in your business should not tear down what you’ve spent years building. At Trivest, we strive to maintain the culture that a founder has worked tirelessly to preserve. We strongly believe that a company’s culture is a key determinate of success. You put your business first, and we will, too.
When opening your family-owned business to those outside of the family, seek investors that will treat you like partners, not capital. Find a private equity firm that will align interests to carry your business through its next stages of growth and development, while leaving your legacy in place.
For 40 years, Trivest has been exclusively focused on the support and growth of founder-led and family-owned businesses.
Your business, your culture. You deserve a private equity firm that respects that. At Trivest, we believe in aligning our interests with those of the management team at each company. As such, we do not use an operating partner model—we don’t “parachute” Trivest employees into your company post-closing to run operations. Instead, we serve as active board members, providing management teams with the flexibility to operate and preserve their unique company culture.