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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 …

Platte River Equity Acquires Huskie Tools, Inc.

September 21st, 2015

Platte River Equity (“Platte River”) announced today that it has acquired Huskie Tools, Inc. (“Huskie Tools” or the “Company”). Huskie Tools is a leading independent provider of professional-grade, battery-operated hydraulic hand tools, hoists and related accessories that are used by linemen in the electric utility industry and in broader industrial end markets. The Company’s product …

Platte River Equity Adds Two Investment Professionals

September 5th, 2015

Platte River Equity (“Platte River”) today announced the addition of two investment professionals.  Eric Crawford joined the firm as a Vice President, and TJ Stone joined as an Associate. Mr. Crawford is returning to Platte River where he served as an Associate for three years prior to pursuing his MBA.  As a Vice President, he …

Platte River Equity Completes Follow-On Investment in First River Energy

July 30th, 2015

Platte River Equity (“Platte River”) today announced its follow-on investment in First River Energy, LLC (“First River”) to facilitate the acquisition of Texas Gathering, LLC and related assets (collectively, “Texas Gathering” or the “Company”).  The transaction represents the first acquisition by First River since Platte River’s initial investment in July 2014. Founded in 2002, Texas …

Platte River Equity Acquires Profile Products LLC

May 26th, 2015

Platte River Equity (“Platte River”) announced today that it has acquired Profile Products LLC (“Profile Products” or the “Company”) in partnership with the existing management team. Headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Profile Products develops, manufactures and markets innovative products and complementary solutions designed to minimize soil loss and accelerate seed germination for private and civil …

Platte River Equity Partners with Midstream Energy Executives to Launch First River Energy

August 13th, 2014

Platte River Equity (“Platte River”) today announced that it has established a partnership with leading midstream energy industry executives, Johan Thematt, Jim Imbler and Chris Philpott, to form First River Energy, LLC (“First River”). Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, First River’s objective is to acquire and develop midstream assets for the gathering of crude oil, condensates, …

Platte River Equity Announces the Sale of The WellMark Company to Dover

July 30th, 2014

Platte River Equity (“Platte River”) today announced the sale of its portfolio company, The WellMark Company (“WellMark”), to Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) (“Dover”). Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, WellMark is a leading manufacturer of flow control solutions for systems used in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. CEO of WellMark …