Trine Acquisition

A newly incorporated special purpose acquisition company

About Us

Trine Acquisition Corp is a newly incorporated special purpose acquisition company formed as a Delaware corporation for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. While we may pursue an initial business combination in any sector, we intend to focus our efforts on businesses in the broader media & communications industry, where we believe our management team and co-founders’ expertise will provide us with a competitive advantage. We are sponsored by Trine Sponsor IH LLC, which is primarily owned by entities controlled by our Chairman & CEO, Leo Hindery, Jr., and our co-sponsor, HPS.

Our executives have proven track records in identifying undervalued companies and cultivating strategies to maximize their operating results and market potential, thereby generating value for stockholders. Our management team is led by our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Leo Hindery, Jr., our President, Ian Gilchrist and our Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Mark J. Coleman, and our Chief Financial Officer, Pierre M. Henry.

​Messrs. Hindery, Gilchrist, Coleman and Henry have over ninety years of collective experience evaluating transactions, investing capital, and leading operations at some of the world’s foremost media and communications companies. By applying tried-and-true strategies across cost management, production innovation, the reinvestment of earnings and the hiring of exceptional managers, they have demonstrated their value creation skills. They have known each other and worked with one another successfully and repeatedly for over thirty years.

​We are joining forces with HPS, which is a member of our sponsor. HPS is a global credit investment firm with approximately $60 billion of assets under management. HPS was founded in 2007 and manages various strategies that invest across the capital structure, from syndicated leveraged loans and high yield bonds to privately-negotiated senior secured debt and mezzanine investments, asset-based leasing and private equity. The scale and breadth of HPS’s platform offers its clients the flexibility to invest in companies large and small, through standard or customized solutions. HPS is headquartered in New York with ten additional offices worldwide and, as of October 1, 2018, has approximately 123 investment professionals and over 310+ employees globally. HPS is led by Chief Executive Officer Scott Kapnick, who prior to joining HPS, served as a Management Committee member, Co-Head of Global Investment Banking and member of the Principal Investment Area Investment Committee at the Goldman Sachs Group. HPS will be represented on our Board of Directors by Tom Wasserman, who heads the technology, media and telecommunications (“TMT”) growth equity group at HPS and has over 17 years of TMT investing experience. We believe that we will benefit from HPS’s expansive and diverse capabilities.

Management & Board of Directors

Leo Hindery, Jr.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Leo Hindery, Jr. is Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, a series of media industry investment funds he founded in 1988 and ran until February 1997 when he was named President and CEO of TCI, then, along with its affiliate Liberty Media, the world’s largest combined cable television system operator and programming entity. In March 1999 TCI merged into AT&T and he became President and CEO of AT&T Broadband. In November 1999 he was named Chairman and CEO of GlobalCenter Inc., a major Internet services company which fourteen months later merged into Exodus Communications, Inc. Following this merger, until October 2004, he was the founding Chairman and CEO of The YES Network, the regional television home of the New York Yankees, after which he reconstituted InterMedia Partners. A member of the Cable Industry Hall of Fame and formerly Chairman of the National Cable Television Association and of C-SPAN, Mr. Hindery has been recognized as one of the cable industry’s “25 Most Influential Executives Over the Past 25 Years” and one of the “30 Individuals with the Most Significant Impact on Cable’s Early History.” He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Trustee of Emerson College, and a Director of Common Cause New York, of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc, and of Fitness Anywhere, LLC.. He has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from Seattle University.

M. Ian G. Gilchrist

President and Director

M. Ian G. Gilchrist has been a Director of Liberty Media Corporation since July 2009. Previously, Mr. Gilchrist was a Managing Director of Salomon Brothers/Citigroup, CS First Boston and Blyth Eastman PaineWebber. He began his 30-year financial career as a securities investment analyst for Mutual of New York and as a TMT investment banker and venture capital professional for Warburg Paribas Becker. As a Board Member of Liberty Media, he serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee and of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He has been a Director of Qurate Retail Group (NASDAQ:QRTEA, QRTEB, formerly Liberty Interactive Corporation), a portfolio of retail brands including QVC, HSN and Zulily, since its inception on March 2018, where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Gilchrist is currently a member of the Yale University Development Council, the Yale University School of Architecture Dean’s Council, and the Paul Rudolph Foundation’s Board of Directors. He has an MBA from New York University and a BA from Yale University.

Pierre M. Henry

CFO and Executive Vice President of Development

Until September 2018, when he moved over to Trine, Pierre M. Henry was head of corporate development and investor relations at Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) the only publicly traded, pure-play U.S. media company targeting the high growth U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets, with leading broadcast and cable television and digital content platforms Hemisphere was created as an operating company by InterMedia Partners, LP in 2006. Prior to Hemisphere, Mr. Henry was a Principal in the Tokyo and San Francisco offices of Rakuten (OTC:RKUNY), Japan’s leading internet company with a $9 billion market cap. Reporting directly to CEO Hiroshi Mikitani, Henry built Rakuten’s entertainment analytics division from the ground up and sourced and executed M&A deals for its media & communications division. Prior to Rakuten, he was a Vice President with Kylin Capital, a Chinese private equity group specializing in media & entertainment investments throughout Asia. Mr. Henry started his career as an entrepreneur in the film industry, creating a consulting company called Cinnabar Media. His clients included The Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm, Sony Pictures, Paramount and CCTV. He has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MPhil from Downing College, Cambridge University, and a BA from the University of Chicago.

Mark J. Coleman

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Mark J. Coleman is Senior Partner and General Counsel of InterMedia Advisors, LLC. Most recently, he has been an Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The YES Network, which he co-founded in June 2001. Prior to joining YES, Mr. Coleman was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at GlobalCenter Inc. since January 2000. Previously, from June 1998 to December 1999, Mr. Coleman was a Senior Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, prior to which he was a Partner at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP, which he joined in 1984. Mr. Coleman has over 30 years of experience in the media industry and in private equity. Mr. Coleman has advised Leo Hindery in every one of Mr. Hindery’s initiatives and positions since January 1988 when InterMedia Partners, LP was formed. Mr. Coleman also serves on the board of directors of The Queens Museum and TILT Holdings Inc. He has a JD from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Pomona College.

Josephine Linden

Director

Josephine Linden is Founder and CEO of Linden Global Strategies, a wealth management advisory firm and multi-family office. She retired from Goldman Sachs as a partner and Managing Director in 2009, after being with the firm for over twenty-five years. Josephine serves on private and non-profit boards. She is the Chairman of Lands’ End (NASDAQ: LE), a Director of Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS), and a member of the Advance Australia Global Advisory Board. She is a Trustee for the Collegiate School, and currently chairs the Financing Committee and sits on the Executive Committee and the Investment Committee. She was an Adjunct Professor at the Business School of Columbia University where she taught a class in wealth management, and she currently teaches and moderates ad hoc sessions. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Sydney.

Marc Nathanson

Director

Marc Nathanson is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is best known for his founding of Falcon Cable in 1975, which he sold in 1999 for $3.7 billion. He is a member of the Cable Industry Hall of Fame, former Chairman of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, and former Vice Chairman of Charter Communications. Mr. Nathanson invested the profits from the sale of Falcon Cable into his investment firms Mapleton Investments and Mapleton Properties, which have investments ranging from sports teams to real estate to water technology companies, including Falcon Waterfree Technologies which is the largest manufacturer of waterless urinals in the world. Mr. Nathanson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and he is Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Institute, Co-chair of the Pacific Council and a Trustee of the Aspen Institute. According to the Milken Institute, “Nathanson is a recipient of Global Green’s Millennium Award and the Environmental Media Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his environmental work.” He has an MA from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a BA from the University of Denver.

​Kent R. Sander

Director

Kent R. Sander is the Executive Chairman of the Board of OnePhone Holding AB, a wireless services and technology holding company, which he co-founded in 2007. Prior to that Mr. Sander was a senior Partner at Brainheart Capital, a VC fund specializing in wireless investments. Mr. Sander has more than 30 years experience in executive positions in international telecom and high-tech IT companies. He served as the Chief Executive Officer for TruePosition, a provider of wireless location solutions, between 1997 and 2004 and Executive Vice President and General Manager for Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company, between 1990 and 1997. Over the last five years, Mr. Sander has been Chairman of the Board of the following public companies: Tobii Technology (STO:TOBII), an eye-tracking technology firm, MRG (STO: MRG) an I-gaming company, Serneke Group AB (STO:SRNKE-B), a Swedish construction and real-estate company, and as a director for Edgeware Technologies, a private cloud software solutions provider and I.A.R Systems, a private Swedish computer software company. He has also served on the advisory board for Samsung Electronics. Mr. Sander has an MBA from the University of Stockholm.

Tom Wasserman

Director

Tom Wasserman is a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners, LLC where he heads the TMT growth equity group. Mr. Wasserman has worked within TMT (including prior to his transition to HPS) since 1999. Mr. Wasserman’s current board roles include serving as a director of BT One Phone Limited, OnePhone Holding AB, Revolt Media and TV Holdings, LLC, Ember Technologies, Inc., Bridgevine, Inc., Sentient Investment Partners, Ltd, Sentient Advisors Limited, CAST Holdings LLC and Emergent Technology Ho;ldings LP. Mr. Wasserman recently served as Chairman of Hibernia Networks (sold to GTT Communications). Mr. Wasserman began his career at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette in the investment banking division. He has a BA in Business Administration from the University of Michigan where he graduated with distinction.

Abbas F. (“Eddy”) Zuaiter

Director

Abbas Zuaiter is Co-Founder and Managing Member of Zuaiter Capital Holdings, LLC (“ZCH”), a Greenwich, CT-based private family investment office established in 2013. Mr. Zuaiter serves as Chairman of the Board of Adecoagro, SA and RoC Capital Management (Dubai); as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Arab Bank plc and The Capital Holdings Funds plc; and as a Member of the Board of Advisors of iMENA Group which operates online and mobile businesses for consumers and enterprises in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to forming ZCH, Mr. Zuaiter served in various senior capacities, at Soros Fund Management, LLC (“SFM”). At SFM Eddy was a member of the Executive, Investment, Management, Capital Allocation and Risk committees, as well as the Chief Operating Officer of the firm. Prior to joining SFM, Abbas was a Partner in the Financial Services Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, principally responsible for the asset management and financial institution industry. He also serves on for-profit and non-profit boards, including ABANA, Convent of the Sacred Heart-Greenwich, The Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU), The Welfare Association, Gaza Sky Geeks and The Middle East Institute International Advisory Council. He has a BSBA in Finance and Accounting from Georgetown University where he currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the McDonough School of Business and on the University’s Board of Regents.

News & Presentations

Global News Wire

Trine Acquisition Corp. Announces the Separate Trading of its Class A Common Stock and Warrants, Commencing May 3, 2019

NEW YORK, April 29, 2019 —

Trine Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: TRNE.U) (the “Company”) today announced that, commencing May 3, 2019, holders of the 30,015,000 units sold in the Company’s initial public offering may elect … Read More


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Trine Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing of Underwriters’ Over-Allotment Option In Connection With Its Initial Public Offering

NEW YORK, March 29, 2019 —

Trine Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: TRNE.U) (the “Company”) announced today that it closed the issuance of an additional 3,915,000 units pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters’ … Read More


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Trine Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing of $261 Million Initial Public Offering

NEW YORK, March 19, 2019 —

Trine Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: TRNE.U) (the “Company”) announced today that it priced its initial public offering of 26,100,000 units at $10.00 per unit. The units will commence trading on March … Read More


Global News Wire

Trine Acquisition Corp. Announces Pricing of $261 Million Initial Public Offering

NEW YORK, March 14, 2019 —

Trine Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: TRNE.U) (the “Company”) announced today that it priced its initial public offering of 26,100,000 units at $10.00 per unit. The units will commence trading on March … Read More

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