Trivest Partners invests in lower middle-market companies in the business services, consumer products, niche manufacturing and franchisors sectors. They look for companies with revenues of $25 million to $250 million and at least $5 million in cash flow. Companies should have strong management teams, sustainable competitive advantages, attractive cash flow characteristics, a leading market share, strong financial performance, a diversified customer base and reasonable prospects for growth. Investments range from $25 million to $250 million.Trivest Partners also invests in add-on acquisitions of companies with a strategic fit to an existing portfolio company. These companies should have revenues greater than $5 million. There is no minimum cash flow requirement for add-on acquisitions. Companies should offer to expand the product lines, diversify or augment the customer base, broaden the geographic footprint and realize cost savings for the existing portfolio company. Investments range from $5 million and up.The firm specializes in assisting founders and family-owned businesses with succession and estate planning, assessing capital for growth, retaining ownership going forward, realizing sufficient liquidity and retaining key management.