Company Overview

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.




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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 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

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Current Investments

Dec 2018

Vertical Supply Group

VSG is the leading distributor and direct retailer of arborist tools and equipment.

Apr 2018

Dealers Transmission Exchange

Dealers Transmission Exchange 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.

Nov 2016

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.

Jul 2016

CTS Engines, LLC

CTS is a leader in maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) and testing services to owners and operators of commercial jet engines worldwide.

Sep 2015

Spartaco Companies

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.

Aug 2010

MetCon, LLC

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.

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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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