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Gryphon Investors Completes Trinity Deal

Middle-market private equity shop Gryphon Investors has completed its acquisition of Trinity Consultants. Terms of the deal were not released. Trinity is a Dallas-based provider of air quality compliance and permitting services. Gryphon Investors is based in San Francisco. As part of the deal, NXT Capital announced Wednesday that it provided a $45 million senior credit facility to fund the acquisition.

PRESS RELEASE
Gryphon Investors (“Gryphon”), a leading middle market private equity firm based in San Francisco, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Trinity Consultants (“Trinity”), the leading provider of air quality compliance and permitting services in the U.S. Gryphon partnered with Trinity management and employees in the transaction. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Based in Dallas, TX, Trinity Consultants offers a full range of air quality permitting and compliance services which help its clients comply with increasingly complex federal, state and local air quality regulations. Trinity also provides complementary environmental services including sustainability and environmental management, EH&S auditing, EH&S information systems, environmental modeling software, and EH&S staffing through its On Demand Environmental business unit.

“Gryphon proactively targeted the environmental services sector over the last several years due to its attractive fundamentals. We are especially pleased to partner with such a strong management team in acquiring this market-leading business,” said Alex Earls, Head of Gryphon’s Business Services Group. “Trinity Consultants is poised for continued rapid growth as it gains market share in its existing locations, opens new offices to expand its footprint, and benefits from a renewed focus on add-on acquisitions.”

“We are very excited about this next phase of investment and growth for our company, customers and employees,” said Jay Hofmann, CEO of Trinity Consultants. “We firmly believe that our partnership with Gryphon will help accelerate the growth of our business as we seek to provide air quality and other complementary services to our growing base of customers in the U.S. and overseas.”

Gryphon was advised by investment banking firm Lincoln International. Trinity Consultants was advised by investment banking firm MHT Partners.

About Trinity Consultants
Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Trinity Consultants is the leading provider of air quality compliance and permitting services in the U.S. Trinity offers a full range of air quality compliance services and has specific expertise in the energy, manufacturing, industrial, and utilities sectors. Trinity also provides complementary environmental services including sustainability and environmental management, EH&S auditing, EH&S information systems, environmental modeling software, and EH&S staffing through its On Demand Environmental business unit. Trinity has more than 300 employees in 33 offices in the U.S., China and the Middle East.

About Gryphon Investors
Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors focuses on leveraged acquisitions of, and growth investments in, middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management. Having managed $1 billion of discretionary equity capital, Gryphon has an extensive track record of investing $25 to $75 million of its own capital in companies with sales ranging from $25 to $250 million. Gryphon prioritizes investment opportunities where it can form proactive partnerships with owners and executives to build leading companies, utilizing Gryphon’s capital, professional resources and operational expertise. Visit www.gryphoninvestors.com for more information.