September 5, 2018

Valence Surface Technologies Acquires Triumph Processing from Triumph Group

The Woodlands, Texas

Trive Capital (“Trive”), the Dallas-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Valence Surface Technologies (“Valence” or the “Company”), has acquired Triumph Processing Inc, (“TPI”) from Triumph Group. Based in Lynwood, California, the TPI business will be renamed “Valence Lynwood” and will complement the overall Valence extensive service offerings by expanding capabilities to provide metal finishing on parts up to 110 feet in length and 14 feet in width/depth. The acquisition continues Valence’s strategic focus on providing supply solutions by offering full-service product and metal finishing capabilities to the global Aerospace and Defense markets.

Tracy Glende, Valence Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The addition of Triumph Processing to the Valence family allows us to better serve the large part needs of our key customers throughout the global supply chain.” Mr. Glende further commented, “The Lynwood Facility provides Valence with a fully integrated offering to its customers ranging from small, high volume parts up to large, 110-foot fracture-critical structures that no other product finishing company can match. Moreover, our breadth of approvals and capabilities, along with recent investment in capacity and systems, significantly reduces lead times in an area of the aerospace supply chain that what was previously fragmented, inefficient and slow-responding.”

David Stinnett, Partner at Trive Capital stated, “We believe this acquisition further develops the core investment thesis of Valence, which is to build a differentiated, supply chain solution to the aerospace industry for surface treatment technologies. As aircraft build rate increases continue to put pressure on the market, the Company seeks to reduce cycle times, minimize supply chain complexity and provide a single point of accountability across regions and approval requirements in partnership with OEM’s and machine shop customers for mission critical parts.”

About Trive

Trive Capital is a Dallas, Texas based private equity firm with more than $7 billion of regulatory assets under management. Trive focuses on investing equity and debt in what it sees as strategically viable middle-market companies with the potential for transformational upside through operational improvement. We seek to maximize returns through a hands-on partnership that calls for identifying and implementing value creation ideas.

The Trive team is comprised of seasoned investment professionals who have been involved in over 250 middle-market transactions representing in excess of $7 billion in revenue across Trive’s targeted industry sectors and situations.

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