Posts made in 2012

Trivest Partners Announces The Recapitalization Of Wise Company, Inc.

Trivest Partners Announces The Recapitalization Of Wise Company, Inc.

MIAMI, FL – (October 11, 2012) Trivest Partners (“Trivest”) today announced the successful completion of its investment in Wise Company, Inc. (“Wise” or the “Company”), a fast growing supplier of freeze dried and dehydrated food products for the emergency preparedness and outdoor markets.  Brian NeVille, Wise CEO and shareholder, along with Wise’s current management team, will continue to lead the Company’s daily operations.  Wise represents the 11th platform company investment in Trivest Fund IV, a $325 million fund. Wise is a leading supplier of...

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Trivest Partners Announces Partner Promotions

Trivest Partners Announces Partner Promotions

Miami, FL – (October 1, 2012) Trivest Partners (“Trivest” or the “Firm”), a Miami-based private equity firm, announced today that Forest Wester, Russ Wilson and David Gershman have been promoted to Partner.  All three individuals have been instrumental in Trivest’s success over the years and will join Troy Templeton, Jamie Elias and Chip Vandenberg in leadership roles in Fund V. Forest Wester has been promoted to Partner from Principal.   Wester joined Trivest in 2005 as a Vice President.  He has served or currently serves on the Board of Directors of numerous portfolio companies including...

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Trivest Affiliate Hazmasters Completes Add-On Acquisition

Trivest Affiliate Hazmasters Completes Add-On Acquisition

Miami, FL – (September 11, 2012) Trivest Partners (“Trivest”) today announced that its affiliate, Hazmasters, Inc.  (“Hazmasters”), has acquired New Heights Industries (“New Heights” or the “Company”).  Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, New Heights is a founder-owned provider of professional workplace safety training and related products. Randy Myers, Hazmasters’ CEO, said, “The New Heights acquisition is a great complement to Hazmasters’ existing business.  New Heights brings new customer relationships and opportunities for the combined companies.  With a full suite of training programs...

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Trivest Affiliate Ryko Manufacturing Co. Completes Add-On Acquisition

Trivest Affiliate Ryko Manufacturing Co. Completes Add-On Acquisition

MIAMI, FL – (May 30, 2012) Trivest Partners (“Trivest”) today announced that its affiliate, Ryko Solutions, Inc. (“Ryko”), has acquired Tarheel Wash Systems (“Tarheel” or the “Company”).  Based in Stokesdale, North Carolina, Tarheel is the exclusive Ryko distributor in Western North Carolina and Western Virginia.  In addition to Ryko equipment sales/installation, the Company provides car wash repair/maintenance services and chemicals. Steve L’Heureux, Ryko’s CEO, said, “Tarheel represents Ryko’s third add-on acquisition in the last...

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Trivest Affiliate Onepath Systems Completes Add-On Acquisition

Trivest Affiliate Onepath Systems Completes Add-On Acquisition

MIAMI, FL – (February 28, 2012) Trivest Partners (“Trivest”) today announced that its affiliate, Onepath Systems, LLC (“Onepath”), has acquired Confiance IP Solutions, Inc.  (“Confiance”).  Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, Confiance is a Cisco Silver level systems integrator that specializes in advanced technology solutions such as Managed Services, Unified Communications, Contact Centers, Data Center, EMC Storage, Cisco Telepresence Video, Physical Security, Wireless, and Local/Metro/Wide Area Networking.  The transaction will allow Onepath to expand its geographic...

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