DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mountaingate Capital (“Mountaingate”), a Denver-based private equity firm employing a proven, buy-and-build strategy that empowers lower middle market companies with strong growth potential and engaged leadership teams, is pleased to announce that Trent Sisson has been promoted to Principal. In addition, the firm has hired two new Vice Presidents to join the team, Will Benton and Jay Royston.
“We are pleased to announce the promotion of Trent Sisson to Principal. We have an over ten-year historical relationship working with Trent, who has been an invaluable resource at Mountaingate and to our portfolio company management teams as we support them to aggressively grow their businesses. Additionally, Will and Jay bring tremendous investment experience, as well as portfolio company support backgrounds, that will allow us to continue to successfully deliver on our commitments to our investors and management team partners,” said Bennett Thompson, Managing Director.
Trent Sisson joined Mountaingate in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Trent served as Director of Global Sales Operations with Sprinklr, Inc., a New York-based Enterprise SaaS company offering a front-end platform for managing social networks. Before Sprinklr, Trent worked in sales finance for PepsiCo, Inc. after earning his MBA from Columbia Business School. Trent was an Associate with Mountaingate’s predecessor firm KRG Capital Partners from 2010-2013 and began his career as an investment banker with Wells Fargo Securities.
Will Benton joins Mountaingate as Vice President. Prior to Mountaingate, Will was with Lightyear Capital, a New York-based middle-market private equity firm focused on financial and business services. Will began his career as an investment banker with Credit Suisse, where he worked in the financial institutions group. Will graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, with concentrations in Finance and Management.
Jay Royston joins Mountaingate as Vice President. Prior to Mountaingate, Jay was with MidOcean Partners, a New York-based middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors. Jay began his career as an investment banker with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he worked on a variety of advisory and capital raising assignments within the Financial Institutions Group. Jay graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a minor in Economics.
Mountaingate Capital, based in Denver, CO, is a private equity firm that specializes in building and empowering middle market companies with strong growth potential and engaged leadership teams. The firm was launched by a team of partners with deep investment expertise in four distinct market sectors: marketing services, business/industrial services, specialty distribution and specialty manufacturing. Mountaingate’s focus on organic growth coupled with its proven customer-centric buy-and-build approach for add-on acquisitions and shared equity ownership with management creates more value for the end customer, while forging stronger, more collaborative, and more successful investment partnerships with management teams. In 2017, Mountaingate announced the close of its first fund with $395 million in capital commitments. Mountaingate targets investments in new platform companies typically with $5 million to $25 million of EBITDA. For more information on Mountaingate, please visit www.Mountaingate.com.