Trilogy Capital: Next Generation Private Equity

Trilogy Capital Group, LLC is a private equity group principally engaged in the development of a series of private-to-public companies. Trilogy acquires or develops domestic and international companies pursuant to a buy and build or consolidation business model. Trilogy Capital Group and its predecessor company, Trilogy Capital Partners, have been engaged in private equity, merchant banking and strategic advisory services since 2002.

The Trilogy Advantage


The company’s senior management and associated professionals are highly experienced capital markets executives with deep experience in the startup and emerging growth public company space. The company and its advisers are highly experienced with Legal, Finance, Accounting, Corporate Governance and M&A with a track record of successful transactions.

Company Focus

The companys focus is emerging growth public companies. Trilogy is highly opportunistic and sector-agnostic with a primary focus on highly fragmented industries that lend themselves to consolidation.

Business Model

The companys business model is to facilitate the development or acquisition of profitable companies on an accretive basis. On a post-acquisition basis, Trilogy, the parent company, will provide its portfolio companies additional management expertise, financial support, and legal supervision with a principal objective of driving revenues and profitability while maintaining the highest management and corporate governance standards.

Private to Public Model

Trilogy is committed to early and significant liquidity for our investors.  The senior management of Trilogy has substantial expertise in the development of public companies and corporate finance.

As public entities, Trilogy Capital Group’s companies can attract a larger audience of prospective institutional and retail investors for that company.  In addition, as a fully reporting company, maximum transparency can support capital formation and market visibility.

Executive Management Team

Alfonso J. Cervantes | Executive Chairman

Mr. Cervantes is the founder and Executive Chairman of Trilogy Capital Group.  He also served as the founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of its predecessor, Trilogy Capital Partners, Inc. since 2002. Through more than 35 years as an executive in diversified businesses, Mr. Cervantes has accumulated extensive experience in the public markets with experience in corporate finance and emerging growth companies. His significant corporate finance experience includes mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, private placements as well as the reorganization of middle-market companies.

Mr. Cervantes is also the founder and Executive Chairman of Smart for Life, Inc., which he formed in 2017. Smart for Life isengaged in the development, marketing, manufacturing, acquisition, operation and sale of a broad spectrum of nutritional and related products with an emphasis on health and wellness. Structured as a global holding company, Smart for Life is executing a buy-and-build strategy with serial accretive acquisitions creating a vertically integrated international company. To drive growth and earnings, Smart for Life is developing proprietary products as well as acquiring other profitable companies, encompassing brands, manufacturing and distribution channels.

Prior to Smart for Life, Inc., Mr. Cervantes was the founder and Vice Chairman of Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: STAF). In conjunction with Darren Minton, Trilogy’s Chief Executive Officer, from 2012 to 2015 he facilitated multiple acquisitions and drove the company from pure startup with no employees to over $120 million in revenues with 3000 employees worldwide in approximately two years. Mr. Cervantes is a graduate of Webster University with a degree in Communications.

Darren Minton | Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Minton is the Chief Executive Officer of Trilogy Capital Group. He is a highly skilled executive with over 10 years of capital markets experience in both small and large organizations. Mr. Minton provides a depth of knowledge and expertise on private to public transactions, with a particular emphasis on capital raising, M&A, corporate messaging, branding strategies, and growth through consolidation. Over the years, his capacities have ranged from various executive positions, as well as President and CEO of entrepreneurial ventures to established roles reporting to public company boards, with significant leadership and team building skills.

Mr. Minton is also the President of Smart for Life, Inc. and sits on its board of directors.  Smart for Life is engaged in the development, marketing, manufacturing, acquisition, operation and sale of a broad spectrum of nutritional and related products with an emphasis on health and wellness. To drive growth and earnings, Smart for Life is developing proprietary products as well as acquiring profitable companies, encompassing brands, manufacturing and distribution channels.  In addition to his roles as President and Director at the corporate level of Smart for Life, where he focuses on the M&A strategy and capital markets, Mr. Minton has also overseen operations and serves as President of the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Bonne Santé Natural Manufacturing, Inc., which produces nutraceutical products for the health and wellness industry, based out of Miami, Florida.

Prior to Smart for Life, Inc., Mr. Minton was Executive Vice President at Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: STAF) where he worked from 2012 to 2017. In conjunction with Mr. Cervantes, Mr. Minton was involved in the process of the company’s Alternative Public Offering, assisting in raising the initial capital to commence operations, as well as the process of the company’s acquisition and consolidation growth strategy as part of its mission to reach $300 million in annualized revenues.  Mr. Minton also managed the company’s uplisting to NASDAQ in September 2015. Prior to Staffing 360 Solutions, Mr. Minton was the President of Trilogy Capital Partners, a New York-based financial services company and predecessor of Trilogy Capital Group, engaged in international merchant banking, strategic advisory services and financial communications. Prior to his ventures in New York, Mr. Minton was an Analyst at Mesa West Capital, a privately held portfolio lender with a multi-billion dollar offering capability headquartered in Los Angeles, and he also worked at First Republic Bank in Palo Alto. Mr. Minton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University.

David Demarest | Vice President, Business Development

Mr. Demarest is Trilogy Capital Groups Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Demarest brings to Trilogy his consummate business development skills with a particular emphasis on the financing of emerging growth companies. In an era of mass marketing, Mr. Demarests focus is highly targeted through the development of 1-to-1 relationships with institutional investors, family offices and high net worth investors.

Prior to Trilogy, Mr. Demarest served as Vice President Business Development for Earth Science Tech, Inc. operating in the fields of hemp cannabidiol (CBD), nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, medical device R&D and is engaged in the distribution of CBD related products in addition to a wide variety of wellness products. Concurrent with Earth Science, he worked with Stonegate Capital Partners, LLC, a national financial advisory firm. Before joining Earth Science, Mr. Demarest was National Sales Director for Midwest Metal Exchange, a precious metals dealer. In 2006, for six years, Mr. Demarest was Director of Investor Relations at Vertigo Theme Parks, a global theme parks company. In the early 2000s, Mr. Demarest was a principal at Hunter Scott Financial, LLC where he obtained his Series 24, Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses, opening and operating his own NASD Broker Dealer. Mr. Demarest has a BA in Business Administration from Florida State University.

Associated Professionals

Bevilacqua PLLC

Louis A. Bevilacqua, Esq.
1629 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006

Rein & Associates, LLC

Robert Rein, Esq.
10866 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Murphy Analytics, LLC

Patrick Murphy, CFA
2309 Ossenfort Road
St. Louis, MO 63038

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Miami, Florida 33132

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