Platte River Equity
Based in Denver, Colorado, Platte River Equity is a private equity firm that brings unique industry experience and insights to businesses in the lower middle market.
Platte River’s principals have served as senior executives, board members and investors in a wide breadth of successful companies. We leverage these experiences and build lasting partnerships with management teams to help drive transformational growth.
Assets Under Management
General Partner Commitment
“We were a family-owned company for more than 40 years. Despite the change in ownership, Platte River partnered with us and became part of our family.”
“Platte River did everything they said they would do and more. We could not have achieved the success we did without their involvement.”
“I developed into a better manager and our team became a stronger unit under Platte River’s mentorship.”
“We collaboratively established a strategic plan and Platte River assisted us in executing it, every step of the way.”
“The Platte River team showed great faith in us from day one. They supported us in developing an aggressive growth plan, allowed us to execute on it, and helped us along the way to become a better management team.”
Investing in Four Target Sectors
Since our founding, we have consistently focused on four target sectors, which enables us to become more of a strategic partner to businesses in these markets.
Aerospace & Transportation
Industrial Products & Services
Energy Products & Services
Agriculture & Chemicals
Vertical Supply Group
VSG is the leading distributor and direct retailer of arborist tools and equipment.
Dealers Transmission Exchange
Dealers Transmission Exchange provides powertrain and transmission repair and maintenance services for customers in the energy, industrial and mining end markets.
MFG Chemical, LLC
MFG is a specialty chemical manufacturer with a differentiated position in chemistries based on maleic anhydride and glacial acrylic acid.
Tiger-Sul Products, LLC
Tiger-Sul is a global leader in sulphur bentonite, sulphur bentonite micronutrients technology, and other well-established crop performance products.
In-Place Machining Company, LLC
In-Place Machining Company designs and develops specialized machine tool systems, and provides precision field machining to a wide range of industries.
CTS Engines, LLC
CTS is a leader in maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) and testing services to owners and operators of commercial jet engines worldwide.
Spartaco is an independent provider of professional-grade, battery-powered hydraulic cutting and compression tools and hoists, and wiring and cabling tools and lighting solutions, used in the electric utilities, telecom, military and industrial end markets.
MetCon has developed a proprietary, yield-enhancing metal finishing processes (the “MetCon Process”) that provides meaningful cost savings and capacity improvements to producers of titanium and other high value specialty metals.
One Team, Rooted in Partnership
The Platte River team and culture has remained consistent since our founding. We value integrity, transparency and continuous improvement.