Platte River Equity

TOP 50 PE Winner
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Firm Overview

Founded in 2006 and based in Denver, CO, Platte River Equity is a private equity firm focused on investments in established lower middle market operating companies within targeted industrial sectors where it has substantial operating and investing experience. Platte River utilizes conservative capital structures in order to invest in future growth opportunities and withstand changing economic environments. The firm also provides significant ongoing support to its portfolio companies through dedicated resources across functional areas.

The firm has raised funds with committed capital in excess of $1.3 billion and is currently investing out of its $625 million fourth fund. The Platte River team is the largest collective investor across its funds, deeply aligning the firm with its investors and portfolio company management teams.

Why do prospects want to do business with the firm?

Platte River is a highly aligned partner – the General Partners of the firm (employees of Platte River) are the largest single investor across its funds. Over 70% of Platte River’s investments are into entrepreneur or family-owned business, so they have developed a strong appreciation for what it’s like to work with a family-owned company.

Why do intermediaries present opportunities and want to conduct transactions with the firm?

Platte River provides quick and candid feedback on any opportunity that they are presented with; they carefully select the opportunities that they do pursue, so intermediaries know that it is worth their time to interact with the Firm. Over the course of the year, Platte River hosts several firm sponsored events to bring together the investing staff and intermediaries to continue to build upon their relationships.


200 Fillmore Street, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80206
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