Posts made in 2011

Trivest Partners Announces New Platform With Acquisition Of Take 5 Oil Change, Inc.

Trivest Partners Announces New Platform With Acquisition Of Take 5 Oil Change, Inc.

MIAMI, FL – (December 14, 2011) Trivest Partners (“Trivest”) today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Take 5 Oil Change, Inc. (“Take 5” or the “Company”), a differentiated fast lube chain with 26 locations throughout the Southeast.  Take 5 CEO and shareholder, Pete Frey, will continue to lead the Company’s daily operations.  Take 5 represents the fifth Trivest acquisition during 2011 and the 10th platform company investment in Trivest Fund IV, a $325 million fund. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Take 5 is a leading...

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Trivest Partners Announces New Platform With Recapitalization Of Hazmasters Inc.

Trivest Partners Announces New Platform With Recapitalization Of Hazmasters Inc.

MIAMI, FL – (November 16, 2011) Trivest Partners (“Trivest”) today announced the successful completion of its recapitalization of Hazmasters Inc.  (“Hazmasters” or the “Company”), a rapidly growing value-added supplier of workplace health and safety products and services.  Hazmasters’ founders, Randy Myers and Tom Bowen, will continue as owners of the business and lead the Company’s daily operations.  Hazmasters represents the 9th platform company investment in Trivest Fund IV, a $325 million fund. Trivest’s investment in Hazmasters is the firm’s...

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Trivest Partners Announces New Platform With Recapitalization Of Group III International, Ltd.

Trivest Partners Announces New Platform With Recapitalization Of Group III International, Ltd.

MIAMI, FL – (September 12, 2011) Trivest Partners (“Trivest”), along with consumer brand executives Ron Page and Tom Seavey, today announced the successful completion of its recapitalization of Group III International, Ltd.  (“Group III” or the “Company”), a rapidly growing designer and marketer of the highly recognized “Wenger, maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife” brand for travel/work gear including luggage, backpacks, computer bags and other accessories.  Group III’s founder, Joy Tong, and John Pulichino will continue as owners of the...

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Ryko Manufacturing Changes Name To Ryko Solutions, Launches New Brand Identity

Ryko Manufacturing Changes Name To Ryko Solutions, Launches New Brand Identity

MIAMI, FL – (August 22, 2011) Signaling a directional shift towards strengthening its position as the total industry solutions provider building more profitability for car wash owners and operators, Ryko Manufacturing announced today that it has both changed its name to Ryko Solutions, Inc.  and launched a new brand identity program, including a new website at www.ryko.com. As part of the Company’s new brand identity program, a new corporate logo and upgraded website were recently introduced.  The new website is designed to be an industry resource for customers and potential investors...

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Trivest Affiliate Ryko Manufacturing Co. Completes Add-On Acquisition

Trivest Affiliate Ryko Manufacturing Co. Completes Add-On Acquisition

MIAMI, FL – (July 12, 2011) Trivest Partners (“Trivest”) today announced that its affiliate, Ryko Manufacturing Co. (“Ryko”), has acquired Hill & Foss, Inc.  (the “Company”).  Based in Norcross, Georgia, Hill & Foss is the exclusive Ryko distributor in South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.  In addition to Ryko equipment sales, the Company provides car wash repair/maintenance services and chemicals.  The Hill & Foss acquisition was funded with capital from Ryko’s revolving credit facility. Steve L’Heureux, Ryko’s CEO, said,...

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