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 Three Target Sectors
Since our founding, we have consistently focused on three target sectors, which enables us to become more of a strategic partner to businesses in these markets.
Aerospace & Defense
- Manufacturing & Assembly
- Aftermarket Components
- Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul
- Value-Added Distribution
- Value-Added Distribution
- Industrial Services
- Tools & Safety Products
- Niche Manufactured Components
- Warehouse Automation & Equipment
- Filtration & Fluid Control
- Energy Equipment & Services
Agriculture & Chemicals
- Specialty Fertilizers & Crop Inputs
- Turf, Ornamental & Horticulture
- Food Safety
- Industrial Minerals
- Specialty Chemicals
- Water Treatment
Belt Power is a full-service, value-added distributor and fabricator of conveyor system components, including conveyor belts, equipment and accessories.
Turf Care Supply, LLC
Turf Care Supply is a leading formulator and blender of coated nitrogen and other fertilizer products serving the turf and ornamental market throughout the eastern United States.
Municipal Emergency Services, Inc. (“MES”)
MES is a leading equipment supplier and service provider to first responders throughout the United States.
GME Supply Co ("GME")
GME is a market-leading distributor of fall protection, safety equipment and related gear for at-height workers in the telecom, wind, solar, industrial and construction markets.
Dealers Transmission Exchange ("DTE")
DTE 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.
Spartaco is a leading provider of professional-grade tools and equipment used in the electric utility, telecom, arborist, military and industrial end markets.
One Team, Rooted in Partnership
The Platte River team and culture has remained consistent since our founding. We value integrity, transparency and continuous improvement.
The Latest News and Portfolio Activity
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