Strategic Investors in Four Target Sectors

Platte River focuses on investing in industry sectors where its principals bring unique experience, relationships and insights.

Aerospace & Transportation

Industrial Products & Services

Energy Products & Services

Agriculture & Chemicals

Creating Value

Investment Criteria

Transaction Structures

Post-Investment Involvement

Investment Criteria

  • Well established businesses in Platte River’s target sectors
  • Owners and managers who seek a value-added partner
  • Annual revenue of between $20 million – $250 million
  • EBITDA ranging from $7 million – $30 million
  • Add-on acquisitions of any size
  • Scalable business models with protected market positions and strong customer relationships

Transaction Structures

  • Control investments in management buyouts and recapitalizations
  • Equity investments between $25 million – $100 million
  • Partnerships with families and entrepreneurs in the first institutional capital raise
  • Selective minority equity investments in companies in need of growth capital
  • Corporate carve-outs
  • Prudent use of leverage to facilitate navigation through business cycles and to enable operating and capital investments that drive growth

Post-Investment Involvement

  • Building a strong foundation
    • Attracting and retaining top talent
    • Establishing long term strategic goals and key performance indicators
    • Implementing / upgrading information technology
  • Investing in future growth opportunities
    • Launching new products & services and investing in sales & marketing
    • Investing in capital expansion projects
    • Evaluating, executing and integrating complementary add-on acquisitions
  • Leveraging the networks of Platte River’s principals

Partnership Approach

Strong Partnerships

Aligned Interests

Modest Leverage

Strong Partnerships

We build long-term relationships with entrepreneurs and family owners.

Aligned Interests

Platte River’s principals have worked together for more than a decade and remain the largest collective investor across its funds.

Modest Leverage

We capitalize companies prudently to enable us to invest in and drive portfolio company growth.

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