Hidden Harbor adds Ken Trent as operating partner

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners appointed Ken Trent as operating partner. Trent, formerly president and owner of Professional Power Products, will oversee industrial businesses.


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – August 22, 2016 –Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, announced today that Ken Trent has agreed to become an Operating Partner. In this role, Mr. Trent will work hand in hand with the investment team and be responsible for sourcing, evaluating and driving the operational performance of industrial businesses.  Ken has over fifteen years of experience as a CEO and advisor driving profitable growth in industrial and manufacturing businesses.

“Ken’s proven track records in both high growth and turnaround situations in industrial and manufacturing organizations will be a valuable asset to our firm as we look to build our portfolio,” said John Caple, Managing Partner of Hidden Harbor. “He has a successful track record of driving profitable growth, as well as building high performing management teams and brings a strategic network of relationships.”

Prior to joining Hidden Harbor, Ken served as a President & Owner of Professional Power Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of large, custom engineered integrated electrical power generation systems where he was responsible for driving the business from $3 million in revenue to over $40 million of revenue. He consequently oversaw the successful sale of the business to a public company.  Previously, Mr. Trent served as the Director of Business Development for both Click Services, Inc., and MasterKey, Inc. Ken has also served as CEO and advisor to the CEO for both a top tier private equity firm as well as a large public company.

Mr. Trent received his M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois.

About Hidden Harbor Capital Partners

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners is a private equity firm with an operations soul and intense passion for building great companies. Hidden Harbor brings large-scale, private equity experience and resources to the lower middle market with a focus on value-oriented, operationally intense situations. Our principals are InvestorOperators® who have both extensive transaction and operating experience to truly understand your business. As one team, we partner and work hand-in-hand with our portfolio companies to drive business successes. For more information, visit www.hh-cp.com.