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Trinity Consultants Acquired by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


William Blair acted as lead financial advisor to Trinity Consultants, a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors, in connection with its sale to an affiliate of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. The transaction closed on August 31st, 2015.

Transaction Highlights

  • Process expertise: William Blair designed and executed a highly competitive sale process with outreach to strategic and financial buyers. This process drove a strong competitive dynamic, yielding an outstanding outcome and a high certainty of closure.
  • Sector knowledge: By deploying its deep expertise in the professional and environmental services sectors, William Blair was able to underscore the unique strengths of Trinity’s business model, determine the optimal buyer universe, and anticipate key buyer diligence focus areas.
  • Trusted guidance: William Blair’s deal team was integrally involved in each step of the transaction process, from developing powerful marketing messaging to advising on buyer targeting and negotiation of key contract terms. As a result, William Blair secured an outstanding outcome for shareholders and management.

About the Companies

Trinity Consultants is a leading environmental consulting firm which specializes in providing air quality compliance and permitting services to its private sector clients across 48 offices in the United States, Canada, China, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. The company also provides other high-value environmental consulting services related to environmental health and safety (EH&S) performance and risk management, occupational health and toxicology, and aquatic sciences, while also supporting its clients’ EH&S training and staffing needs and implementing technology solutions for EH&S information management systems and modeling analyses.

Gryphon Investors is a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management. With approximately $1.4 billion of cumulative equity commitments, the firm has an extensive track record of leading equity investments of $35 to $100 million per portfolio company, with sales ranging from approximately $50 million to $400 million. Gryphon prioritizes investment opportunities where it can form proactive partnerships with owners and executives to build leading companies, utilizing Gryphon’s capital, specialized professional resources and operational expertise.

LLCP is a Los Angeles, California based private investment firm that has managed approximately $7.0 billion of institutional capital since its inception. LLCP invests in middle market companies located in the United States and Europe. LLCP invests its capital through private equity partnerships and various debt and leveraged loan funds. LLCP is currently making new investments through Levine Leichtman Capital Partners V, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners SBIC Fund, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Private Capital Solutions, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Europe, L.P. and LLCP Co-Investment Fund, L.P. LLCP has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Chicago, London and The Hague.

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