Company Overview

Platte River Equity

Based in Denver, Colorado, Platte River Equity is a private equity firm that brings differentiated 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.




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About platte river

“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.”

Chris Moreau, CEO


“Platte River did everything they said they would do and more. We could not have achieved the success we did without their involvement.”

Luis Gomez, CEO


“I developed into a better manager and our team became a stronger unit under Platte River’s mentorship.”

Sam Willard, President


“We collaboratively established a strategic plan and Platte River assisted us in executing it, every step of the way.”

Richard Wood, CEO


“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.”

John Schoch, Executive Chairman


Investment Focus

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.



Motion & Flow Control

Infrastructure Services

Safety & Components



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Current Investments

Feb 2023

Womack Machine Supply Company

Womack is a value-added industrial distributor of components and solutions for hydraulic, pneumatic and automation control systems serving a diverse customer base across 13 facilities.

Aug 2022

Belt Power

Belt Power is a full-service, value-added distributor and fabricator of conveyor system components, including conveyor belts, equipment and accessories.

Dec 2021

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.

Oct 2021

Municipal Emergency Services, Inc. (“MES”)

MES is a leading equipment supplier and service provider to first responders throughout the United States.

Apr 2018

Dealers Transmission Exchange ("DTE")

DTE provides powertrain and transmission repair and maintenance services for customers in the energy, industrial and mining end markets.

Jun 2017

MFG Chemical, LLC

MFG is a specialty chemical manufacturer with a differentiated position in chemistries based on maleic anhydride and glacial acrylic acid.

Dec 2016

Tiger-Sul Products, LLC

Tiger-Sul is a global leader in sulphur bentonite, sulphur bentonite micronutrients technology, and other well-established crop performance products.

Sep 2015

Spartaco Companies

Spartaco is a leading provider of professional-grade tools and equipment used in the electric utility, telecom, arborist, military and industrial end markets.

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One Team, Rooted in Partnership

The Platte River team and culture has remained consistent since our founding. We value integrity, transparency and continuous improvement.

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