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Platte River’s Peter Calamari on Mergers & Acquisitions Roundtable

April 17th, 2017

Lower middle market keeps up busy pace. As the M&A industry continues to experience very competitive market conditions private equity firms transacting in the lower middle market are looking for ways to win deals without over paying. And of course they are then looking to add value to these companies and sell them as stronger, …

Platte River Equity Promotes Derria Banta to Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer

March 14th, 2017

Denver, CO – Platte River Equity announced today the promotion of Derria D. Banta to Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer. She will oversee both firm and fund administration for Platte River and also serves as its Chief Compliance Officer. Derria joined Platte River in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer, having led the firm’s fund …

Platte River Equity Announces Promotion of Mark Brown to Managing Director

February 7th, 2017

Denver, CO – Platte River Equity announced today the promotion of Mark A. Brown to Managing Director of the firm. Mark joined Platte River in 2011 and focuses on the firm’s investments in industrial and energy products and services companies. He is a director of several Platte River portfolio companies, including In-Place Machining Company, Huskie Tools, Wildcat …

In Memoriam: William H. Robb

January 18th, 2017

Denver, CO – Platte River Equity mourns the loss of our dear friend and colleague Bill Robb who passed away on Saturday, January 14, following a three year battle with cancer. Bill had been a Managing Director at Platte River Equity since its founding in 2006 and played an important role in the firm’s success. …

Platte River Equity Acquires Tiger-Sul Products

December 12th, 2016

Denver, CO – Platte River Equity announced today that it has acquired Tiger-Sul Products (“Tiger-Sul” or the “Company”), a global leader in sulphur fertilizers and crop performance products, in partnership with existing management. Tiger-Sul was acquired from H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc., which has owned the Company since 2005 and will retain a minority equity position. Tiger-Sul’s …

Platte River Equity Invests in In-Place Machining Company, LLC

November 28th, 2016

Denver, CO – Platte River Equity (“Platte River”) announced today that it has invested in In-Place Machining Company, LLC (“IPM” or the “Company”) in partnership with the existing ownership of the Company. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, IPM is a globally-recognized service company focused on providing highly technical, precision on-site machining & measurement services …

Platte River Equity Hires Three New Investment Professionals

September 13th, 2016

Denver, CO – Platte River Equity (“Platte River”) is pleased to announce the addition of three investment professionals to its team. James “J.B.” Moore joins as a vice president, while Tarun Kanthety and Brian Hopkin join as new associates. Mr. Moore received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in May, prior …

Platte River Equity Acquires CTS Engines

July 26th, 2016

The Denver-based private equity firm leverages its expertise in the aerospace sector. Denver, CO – Platte River Equity (“Platte River”) announced today that it has acquired CTS Engines (“CTS” or the “Company”) in partnership with the CTS senior management team. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, CTS provides a full spectrum of maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) …

Platte River Equity Acquires Jameson Tools

December 18th, 2015

Denver, CO – Platte River Equity announced today that it has acquired Jameson, LLC, a leading manufacturer of quality tools and lighting solutions for professionals across industrial end markets worldwide. Platte River Equity will combine Jameson with its existing portfolio company, Huskie Tools, LLC, a leading independent provider of professional-grade, battery-operated hydraulic hand tools, hoists and …

Platte River’s Profile Products Acquires Central Fiber’s Erosion Control & Landfill Cover Businesses

October 22nd, 2015

Expands Profile’s Product Line, Distributor Network & Geographic Footprint Profile Products LLC, a provider of environmentally friendly soil, water and vegetation management solutions, today announced the acquisition of the erosion control and landfill cover businesses of Central Fiber LLC, a manufacturer of cellulose and wood fiber products. The transaction includes all Central Fiber erosion control …