Trinity Hunt Gets New Partners

Trinity Hunt Partners has promoted Mike Steindorf and Blake Apel to Partner.

Dallas-based Trinity Hunt invests in companies that have EBITDAs between $5 million and $25 million and enterprise values between $25 million and $150 million. Sectors of interest include B2B business services, niche manufacturing, industrial services, non-cyclical consumer and healthcare services (www.trinityhunt.com).

In his 11 years with Trinity Hunt, Mr. Steindorf has been active with transaction sourcing and execution, as well as portfolio company management. He first joined Trinity Hunt in 2005 and spent two years working with the firm before leaving to pursue his MBA at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Steindorf returned to Trinity Hunt in 2009. He currently serves on the boards of Miller Environmental, a Corpus Christi, TX-based provider of industrial cleaning and environmental services that was acquired in October 2014; and Mid America Pet Food, a Mt. Pleasant, TX-based maker of pet food products, acquired in August 2014.

“Mike has been an integral part of the Trinity Hunt team for a decade,” said Pete Stein, Managing Partner for Trinity Hunt. “We are excited to see Mike move into the partner role and believe his integrity, investment judgment, and extensive private equity experience positions him for further leadership within the firm.”

Mr. Apel joined Trinity Hunt in 2007 from Bain & Company where he focused on corporate strategy and operations across a range of industries. After three years with Trinity Hunt, he left to pursue his MBA from the University of Chicago and rejoined the firm in 2012. Mr. Apel is active with transaction sourcing and execution, as well as portfolio company management. He currently serves on the boards of Dallas-based America’s Auto Auction, which specializes in wholesale auctions of automobiles and was acquired in April 2015; Family Help & Wellness, an Oregon-based provider of behavioral health programs to adolescents and young adults, acquired in March 2014; IMS ExpertServices, a Pensacola, FL-based provider of expert witness search and placement services, acquired in November 2017; and Lexitas, a Houston-based provider of litigation support services, acquired in February 2015.

“Blake has been a tremendous asset to our team and has been a leader in developing our thematic investment process and implementing best practices within Trinity Hunt as well as within our portfolio companies,” said Dan Dross, Managing Partner for Trinity Hunt. “His background in corporate strategy and operational improvement initiatives have positioned him as a key part of our firm, and we look forward to his continued leadership as he moves forward as a partner.”

“Trinity Hunt is committed to building our organization from within. We are pleased to welcome Mike and Blake to the senior leadership of the firm,” added Mr. Dross.

© 2018 Private Equity Professional | July 19, 2018

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