Appointment of John Danilovich to Trilantic European Advisory Council
London - February 14, 2011 - Trilantic Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has appointed former ambassador John Danilovich to its European Advisory Council. John was US Ambassador to Brazil from 2004-5 and was previously US Ambassador to Costa Rica, with extensive experience in Latin American economies and emerging markets in Africa.
John joins a wide group of leading business figures across Europe who sit on the council and assist Trilantic in appraising and sourcing European deal flow. The council is chaired by Lord Kenneth Baker, the former British Home Secretary.
John has a BA in Political Science from Stanford University and spent 20 years in the shipping industry. More recently, from 2005 to 2009, he was CEO of the US government development agency Millennium Challenge Corporation. He is a Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
Vittorio Pignatti-Morano, Founding Partner at Trilantic Capital Partners, said: “We are delighted that John has joined us as an adviser. His expertise and knowledge of Brazil and the neighbouring region reflects in part Trilantic’s strategy to invest in the region through several of its European portfolio companies, including LeYa, the leading Portuguese educational publishing firm and Clarion, a UK-headquartered exhibition company, both of which are seeking to expand in the region.”
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About Trilantic Capital Partners
Trilantic Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in North America and Europe with primary investment focus in consumer, energy, financial and business services. Trilantic was formed in 2009 by the former principals of Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking, where they created a strong track record of investing in and building successful growth businesses. Trilantic currently manages two institutional private equity funds with an aggregate capital commitment of $3.8 billion. For more information, visit www.trilanticpartners.com