MIAMI, FL – (November 30, 2010) Trivest Partners (“Trivest”) announced its successful completion of the recapitalization of Onepath Systems, LLC (“Onepath” or the “Company”), a leading systems integrator that designs, deploys, and maintains commercial IT solutions. Onepath’s management team, led by Robb Borden, will continue as owners in the business and lead Onepath’s daily operations.
Onepath differentiates itself through its expertise in multiple IT platforms, including audio-visual, data solutions, fire & life safety, security, structured cabling, and access control systems. Through its multi-faceted capabilities, Onepath is able to provide a holistic solution to its customers who traditionally have needed to engage multiple vendors to support their IT needs. Moreover, the Company has been able to leverage its reputation for superior service to obtain long-term systems maintenance contracts from numerous blue-chip customers, including multiple Fortune 50 companies, top-tier academic institutions, and various state and local governmental agencies.
Robb Borden, Onepath’s President and CEO, stated, “The Onepath / Trivest partnership comes at an opportune time in our Company’s history. There are many growth opportunities for Onepath and aligning ourselves with a proven financial partner such as Trivest will help us reach our goals. In addition, Trivest’s extensive experience in business services and, more specifically, IT and communications services, will prove to be a valuable resource as we expand our business.”
Jamie Elias, a partner at Trivest, stated, “We were particularly attracted to Onepath due to its differentiated service offering and superior service capabilities. This differentiation has led to a remarkable track record of organic growth despite the challenges in the economy. Moreover, the addition of several new customers will continue to propel the business through 2011 and beyond.”
Troy Templeton, Trivest’s Managing Partner, added, “The Onepath transaction is consistent with Trivest’s long-standing investment strategy to acquire well run, founder-owned businesses headquartered in the Southeastern United States. We are delighted to be working with Robb and his team and look forward to the Company’s continued success.”
Trivest Fund IV, with $325 million in commitments, and Onepath’s co-founders provided equity for the transaction. Senior financing was provided by Atlanta based Atlantic Capital Bank.
Trivest Partners is a private investment firm that focuses on partnering with founder/family owned businesses in the United States and Canada. Since its founding in 1981, Trivest has completed more than 150 transactions, totaling more than $4.0 billion in value. For additional information, please visit www.trivest.com.