How We Are Different


Headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida and founded in 1981, Trivest is the oldest private investment firm in the Southeastern U.S.  For over three decades, Trivest has invested exclusively in lower middle market businesses, completing over 250 transactions that total more than $6.0 billion in value.

Founder Focused

While private equity plays a critical role in the global M&A marketplace, our industry often has a negative perception in the minds of founders. Unfortunately, sometimes this perception is reality. As a result, we have built our entire business around providing ownership transitions specifically designed to fit the needs of founders/entrepreneurs and Trivest works hard to ensure their ideals and philosophies are not compromised.


Our company-first approach, brings a highly differentiated and flexible approach to business owners.  We provide a fair, transparent process that eliminates the usual pain points that arise when dealing with private equity firms and/or strategic acquirers.  We call this Just Say No.  As a testament to our relationship oriented focus, 20 founders who have previously partnered with our Firm invested in our most recent fund.

Extensive Resources

We are currently making control private equity investments from our fifth institutional equity fund, Trivest Fund VI. With $600 million of committed capital, Trivest is well positioned to expeditiously partner with your business for its next stage of growth and development. In addition, click here to learn about Trivest’s capability to make growth and non-control investments through our $225 million Trivest Growth Investment Fund (“TGIF”).