Trilantic Europe is a mid-market, pan-European private equity firm with c.€1.5bn under management.
Trilantic Europe seeks opportunities where the firm’s pan-European network and local market expertise, sectorial knowledge and operational value-added resources can be leveraged.
Trilantic Europe has a history accessing and executing proprietary transactions targeting meaningful businesses which have established and highly defensive market positions and where Trilantic Europe can help accelerate the growth of the business.
Trilantic Europe has a strong trackrecord supporting existing shareholders and management teams and seeks to act as the catalyst of change to enhance value creation. This includes the successful execution of multiple spin-outs from larger multinationals and industrial conglomerates as well as generational transitions in family owned businesses.
Trilantic Europe has a flexible approach towards equity ownership and invests in companies where it can obtain meaningful governance through majority or co-control ownership alongside the other shareholders, Trilantic Europe employs flexible structures seeking to ensure alignment of interest with management and stakeholders without relying on leverage to drive the expected results.
Over the past two decades, Trilantic Europe has, with the support of its operating partners, developed a trackrecord and expertise in 5 sectors: Consumer & Leisure, Industrials, TMT, Business Services and Healthcare.See our sectors
Trilantic Europe has a long history of executing successful investments in each of the five main Western European countries. While fully local on its sourcing, insight and execution expertise to unlock complex transactions, Trilantic Europe particularly seeks to identify local businesses that can benefit from our international reach.
Trilantic Europe leverages its operational capabilities and resources to provide portfolio companies access to value-added support and strategic guidance both within their sector and market and also internationally as medium size companies seek additional support and resources.
Trilantic Europe has completed numerous Buy & Build investments, where the initial acquisition provides the platform to benefit from synergies and know-how through add-on acquisitions.
We assign a committed internal deal team to each portfolio company. The team works with management, as needed, to enhance financial reporting, strategic planning and risk management practices and establishing key initiatives to build the business, as well as implementing incentive structures for senior management and other key employees.
We work with management and other shareholders to evaluate add-on acquisitions, debt and equity financings and possible exit strategies. Our portfolio companies benefit from our strong relationships with corporate entities operating in our targeted industries and geographies and with key players in the capital markets.
A key part of our investment thesis often relies on the identification and execution, together with management, of operational improvements to allow our portfolio companies to optimize margins and performance.
Our Europe Advisory Council and Operating Partners help source and evaluate new investment opportunities and act as an additional sector focused resource to our portfolio companies.
Trilantic Europe believes that its internal investment process not only ensures the proper evaluation of each potential investment, but also the necessary balance and diversification of our portfolio.
Trilantic Europe’s formal investment approval process is a cornerstone of its superior risk management practices, outlined in Governance. The process is designed to enable the full vetting of all important aspects of a potential investment including the management of diligence costs, the merits and risks and to ensure that each Trilantic Europe senior team member is ultimately supportive of the investment.
Trilantic Europe’s centralised investment-decision process allows the allocation of resources and capital to be adjusted to the changing European economic environment. Trilantic Europe has historically demonstrated a prudent and disciplined deployment of capital over the cycles adapting our investment across our 5 key geographies and sectors to where a better risk adjusted return is obtained for our investors’ capital. This thorough investment approach predates Trilantic Europe’s creation in 2009.
Trilantic Capital Partners was formed in April 2009 by five founding partners who acquired the Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking business from the estate of Lehman Brothers with the support of Reinet Investments S.C.A., an investment vehicle listed on the Luxembourg stock exchange. Trilantic Europe and Trilantic North America are owned and operated as independent investment managers within their respective geographies. The relationship between the two companies is regulated by the Executive Committee, chaired by Charlie Ayres, which oversees certain decisions relating to the Trilantic brand and trade name.