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About Us

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.

Funds

Trilantic Europe V

€900million

Currently investing

Trilantic Europe IV

€574million

Currently managing

Falcon

€191million

Fully realised

Trilantic III - European Investments

€298million

Fully realised

Investment strategy

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.

Proprietary and primary transactions

Supported by an extensive network of long established relationships, Trilantic Europe focuses predominantly on non-auction situations where, not simply capital, but the ‘right’ value added partner and investor is required.

Partner with families, founders, corporates and management teams

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.

Flexible capital with a philosophy of conservative leverage

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.

Sector focus, not sector driven

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.

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Pan-European expertise with local execution and knowhow

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.

Hands-on value creation support

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.

Buy & Build

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.

Partnering with us

Trilantic Europe has established a reputation as a value-added partner for shareholders and management teams.

Enhance management practices

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.

Support corporate development

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.

Identify and execute operational enhancements

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.

Provide access to our Senior Advisors and Operating Partners network

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 integrated with the Talgo team right from the start and their contribution has been instrumental in the growth, improved profitability and internationalisation of the company”

Carlos de Palacio, Chairman of Talgo

“Trilantic Europe was instrumental in establishing Prettl SWH as a stand-alone company through a successful spinoff from the Prettl family holding. Since the investment, both shareholders, Trilantic Europe and the Prettl family have actively supported management in developing strategic and commercial initiatives, building a professional organization and serving customers consistently by the highest standards across the globe.”

Matthias Weber – CEO of Prettl SWH

“Trilantic Europe's presence in Gamenet has been one of the key factors for the success and the growth of the company. Trilantic Europe’s resources contributed to create one of the three largest gaming concessionaire in Italy, with the highest integrity standards, access to international capital markets and outstanding financial performance. One of the key drivers of this successful story has been the strong partnership that Trilantic Europe team has created with the management, which is a core part of their culture.”

Guglielmo Angelozzi - CEO of Gamenet

“Our history with Trilantic Europe was a short but very intense experience. From the first moment, Trilantic Europe understood not only our strengths but also our improvement areas. They worked very closely with us and generated the necessary level of confidence to be able to build together an updated business plan based on the implementation of best practices in corporate governance, the strengthening of the management team and a big improvement in the reporting and financial control systems. Trilantic Europe is the ideal option for any project which looks for partners committed to reach the biggest success in value creation, not only for the company but for all its stakeholders”

Alberto García Erauzkin - Chairman of Euskaltel

“The MW Brands transaction constituted a unique integration between private equity culture and an entrepreneurial seafood business. An environment of strong confidence and mutual respect enabled management and Trilantic Europe to make the right decisions, supported by strong financial planning & control, as well as cash and risk management. After 4½ years, we delivered the best worldwide vertically integrated seafood business (“from ocean to plate”), clear N°1 brand share leadership in Europe, best in class worldwide tuna business EBITDA margin, and an impressive investor return. Thanks to Trilantic Europe for bringing us such a positive experience”

Adolfo Valsecchi - Former CEO of MW Brands

Thorough investment approach

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.

History

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.

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Trilantic Europe

London

Guernsey

Luxembourg