John Thornton Joins Tregaron Capital

John Thornton has joined Tregaron Capital as a partner, with a focus on the firm’s mezzanine debt business. He previously was a partner with Pacific Community Ventures and, before that, was a principal with American Capital Strategies.


Tregaron Capital is pleased to announce that John Thornton has joined the firm as a Partner and Managing Director. Thornton is a long-time private equity professional in the Northern California area and will focus on developing Tregaron’s mezzanine debt business, as well as selected equity investments.

About John Thorton

John has over 19 years of experience as a private equity and mezzanine debt investment professional. Prior to Tregaron John was a Partner at Pacific Community Ventures, a $60 million growth oriented private equity fund manager, where he was focused on making equity investments in high growth lower middle market California businesses.

Previously John was a Principal with American Capital Strategies, Inc., a $5 billion specialty finance and leveraged buyout firm, where he was responsible for sourcing, structuring, analyzing and closing middle market growth financings and leveraged buyout transactions. John holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA degree from the University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

About Tregaron Capital

Based in Palo Alto, CA, Tregaron invests in small to mid-sized companies with EBITDA between $1 and $5 million. The firm’s focus is on providing mezzanine debt and equity capital for growth and owner liquidity as well as strategic support to achieve the next level of success. Tregaron is designed to provide senior focus on each opportunity and portfolio company. Our principals bring a wealth of skills, experience, and energy to each situation, enabling fast and confident decision making and meaningful support in business-building. Find out more at