LLCP completes Trinity acquisition

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has closed its previously announced buy of Trinity Consultants Inc from Gryphon Investors. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Dallas, Trinity Consultants is an environmental consulting company.


LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 1, 2015) – Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced today that it has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of Trinity Consultants, Inc. (“Trinity” or the “Company”) from Gryphon Investors. Trinity is a leading environmental consulting firm that specializes in providing compliance-driven air quality services. Trinity employs over 450 billable consultants across 48 offices worldwide, providing a national footprint in the U.S. and beachheads in key markets internationally. Trinity provides assistance at several thousand sites annually, satisfying critical regulatory-driven permitting and compliance needs, as well as broader sustainability goals. Trinity was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Trinity is the sixth investment from Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Fund V, L.P. According to Lauren Leichtman, Co-Founder and CEO of LLCP, “We are excited to partner with Jay Hofmann and the rest of the management team who have led the tremendous growth of Trinity and established it as the leading brand in air quality consulting services across the country. Having followed Trinity for several years, we see our new partnership as a unique opportunity to work with a proven leadership team to continue executing their business plan over the long run.”

Jay Hofmann, Trinity’s President & Chief Executive Officer, and the rest of the management team will retain significant ownership in the Company and will continue to lead Trinity. Broad employee ownership remains a strong element of Trinity’s corporate culture. Regarding the transaction, Jay Hofmann said, “We are very excited about partnering with LLCP as our company seeks to further strengthen its market position and advance into adjacent sectors of environmental compliance and safety to comprehensively serve our customers. LLCP has a long history of being a value-added partner to its portfolio companies through their strategic, financial and M&A expertise, and I expect our partnership to contribute meaningfully to the continued growth of our business.”

About Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
LLCP is a Los Angeles, California based private investment firm that has managed approximately $7.0 billion of institutional capital since its inception. LLCP invests in middle market companies located in the United States and Europe. LLCP invests its capital through private equity partnerships and various debt and leveraged loan funds. LLCP is currently making new investments through Levine Leichtman Capital Partners V, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners SBIC Fund, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Private Capital Solutions, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Europe, L.P. and LLCP Co-Investment Fund, L.P. LLCP has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Chicago, London and The Hague. For further information please see

About Gryphon Investors
Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors ( is a leading private equity (PE) firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management. For numerous consecutive quarters and years, Gryphon has been ranked in Preqin’s prestigious quarterly PE report as one of North America’s top-decile firms based on consistency of strong investment returns. With approximately $1.4 billion of cumulative equity commitments, the firm has an extensive track record of leading equity investments of $35 to $100 million per portfolio company with sales ranging from approximately $50 million to $400 million. Gryphon prioritizes investment opportunities where it can form proactive partnerships with owners and executives to build leading companies, utilizing Gryphon’s capital, specialized professional resources and operational expertise.