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Trivest Growth Investment Fund

In November 2016, Trivest launched the Trivest Growth Investment Fund (“TGIF”), a $225 million fund dedicated to making non-control and growth investments in founder/family-owned businesses. Over the past decade, Trivest has asserted its leading position as “Private Equity For Founders”TM across North America. With that recognition, the Firm continues to see an ever increasing number of investment opportunities from business brokers, lawyers, accountants and others. TGIF represents a natural evolution of the Firm’s development and the expansion enables Trivest to provide solutions for a growing number founders who could not previously benefit from the Firm’s traditional buyout funds.


TGIF focuses on founders who are just not ready to sell a majority stake in their companies. Instead, these founders are seeking capital for a host of other reasons including:

  • Partial liquidity for shareholders
  • Refinancing existing debt
  • Buyouts of passive minority shareholders
  • Capital for growth initiatives