Denver, CO – Platte River Equity (“Platte River”) is pleased to announce the addition of three investment professionals to its team. James “J.B.” Moore joins as a vice president, while Tarun Kanthety and Brian Hopkin join as new associates.

Mr. Moore received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in May, prior to which he was an associate at private equity firm Aurora Capital Group and an investment banking analyst in the Global Industrials & Services group at Credit Suisse. In addition to his MBA, Mr. Moore also holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Prior to joining Platte River, Mr. Kanthety was an analyst at Simmons & Company International, where he focused on M&A advisory work and capital market financings in the energy service and equipment sector. Mr. Kanthety attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he received a B.B.A. in Business Honors and Finance.

Mr. Hopkin was an analyst in the Industrials Group at Barclays Capital prior to joining Platte River. While at Barclays, Mr. Hopkin worked on M&A transactions and financings in the industrials, metals and transportation sectors. Mr. Hopkin holds a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

About Platte River Equity

Based in Denver, Colorado, Platte River Equity is a private equity firm focused on equity investments from $20 million to $80 million in lower middle market operating companies with enterprise values generally between $40 million and $250 million. The firm invests in sectors where it has deep operating and investing experience, including aerospace and transportation; energy and industrial products and services; and chemicals, metals, minerals and agriculture. Platte River has raised funds with committed capital in excess of $700 million.


Lauren A. Metz
Business Development Associate
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