Oak Hill Capital’s Acquisition of Trinity Consultants

Paul, Weiss advised Oak Hill Capital in the transaction, while Kirkland & Ellis advised Levine Leichtman Capital Partners.

Oak Hill Capital executed its acquisition, in partnership with Trinity Consultants, Inc. management and employees, of Trinity Consultants from Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. As part of the deal, Trinity’s management team and the broader employee base will retain a significant ownership position in the company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Dallas-based Trinity is a leading EHS, engineering and science consulting firm providing regulatory-driven technical consulting services in various industrial and healthcare end markets globally.

Oak Hill Capital Partners is a private equity firm headquartered in New York City, with more than $19 billion of committed capital from leading entrepreneurs, endowments, foundations, corporations, pension funds and global financial institutions. Robert Bass is the lead investor.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Angelo Bonvino (Picture), Brian Lavin, David Tarr, Tracey Zaccone and Lindsey Wiersma, and counsel David Curtiss; executive compensation partner Andrew Gaines and counsel Uri Horowitz; tax partner Lindsay Parks; intellectual property partner Charles Googe; real estate partner Peter Fisch; antitrust counsel Yuni Sobel; and litigation counsel Peter Jaffe, Steven Herzog and Rachel Fiorill.

Kirkland & Ellis advised Levine Leichtman Capital Partners with a team led by corporate partners Kevin Mausert and Shelly Hirschtritt and associates Brett Nelson, Jeremy Mandell and Josh Cowin, technology & IP transactions partner Neil Hirshman and associate Jack Wilton, environmental transactions partner Sara Michaelchuck Webber and associate Alex Noll, international trade and national security associates Luci Hague and Jeremy Iloulian, labor and employment partner Michael Schulman and associate Alexis Grinstead, executive compensation partner Jack Stratton and associate David Branham, employee benefits partner Alexandra Mihalas and associate Iris Grossman, real estate partner Rob Miceli and associate Dan Egel-Weiss, tax partners Rachel Cantor and Polina Liberman and associate Mike Alcan, debt finance partners David Nemecek and Katie Taylor and associate Elena Babakhanyan, and antitrust partner Matt Wheatley.

Involved fees earner: Michael Alcan – Kirkland & Ellis; Elena Babakhanyan – Kirkland & Ellis; David Branham – Kirkland & Ellis; Rachel Cantor – Kirkland & Ellis; Joshua Cowin – Kirkland & Ellis; Daniel Egel-Weiss – Kirkland & Ellis; Alexis Grinstead – Kirkland & Ellis; Iris Grossman – Kirkland & Ellis; Luci Hague – Kirkland & Ellis; Shelly Hirschtritt – Kirkland & Ellis; Neil Hirshman – Kirkland & Ellis; Jeremy Iloulian – Kirkland & Ellis; Polina Liberman – Kirkland & Ellis; Jeremy Mandell – Kirkland & Ellis; Kevin Mausert – Kirkland & Ellis; Roberto Miceli – Kirkland & Ellis; Sara Michaelchuck Webber – Kirkland & Ellis; Alexandra Mihalas – Kirkland & Ellis; Brett Nelson – Kirkland & Ellis; David Nemecek – Kirkland & Ellis; Alex Noll – Kirkland & Ellis; Michael Schulman – Kirkland & Ellis; Jack Stratton – Kirkland & Ellis; Katie Taylor – Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew Wheatley – Kirkland & Ellis; Jack Wilton – Kirkland & Ellis; Angelo Bonvino – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; David Curtiss – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Rachel Fiorill – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Peter Fisch – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Andrew Gaines – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Charles Googe – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Steven Herzog – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Uri Horowitz – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Peter Jaffe – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Brian Lavin – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lindsay Parks – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Yuni Sobel – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; David Tarr – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lindsey Wiersma – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Tracey Zaccone – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners; Oak Hill Capital Partners;

Author: Martina Bellini