A Strategic Partner to Lower Middle Market Businesses

Founded in 2006 and based in Denver, Colorado, Platte River Equity is a private equity firm focused on investments in established lower middle market operating companies with enterprise values of up to $300 million. The firm invests in target sectors where it has substantial operating and investing experience, including aerospace, industrials and chemicals.

Platte River utilizes prudent capital structures in order to invest in future growth opportunities and withstand changing economic environments.  The firm also provides significant on-going support to its portfolio companies through dedicated resources across functional areas.

The firm has raised funds with committed capital in excess of $1.6 billion and is currently investing out of its fifth fund.  Platte River’s employees are the largest collective investor across its funds, deeply aligning the firm with its investors and portfolio company management teams.

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