The private equity investment firm, which focuses on lower middle market operating companies, adds an investment professional and incorporates a deal origination role to support portfolio growth.
Platte River Equity, a private equity investment firm for middle market operating companies in the aerospace, industrial services, energy services, agriculture, chemicals, metals, industrial minerals and transportation sectors, is pleased to announce the appointment of two professionals to its Denver-based team. Mark Brown joins Platte River Equity (PRE) as a vice president, and Michelle Eidson joins as vice president of business development & marketing.
Prior to joining PRE, Mr. Brown was a vice president at CHS Capital (formerly Code Hennessy & Simmons) where he pursued management buyout transactions in the industrial and business service sectors. Previously, Mr. Brown was an investment banking analyst with Citigroup Global markets. Mr. Brown holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He is also a CFA charter holder.
Ms. Eidson’s position was created to maintain PRE’s access to high quality, proprietary investment opportunities, with responsibility for establishing relationships with intermediaries, business owners and industry experts, as well as overseeing the marketing initiatives for the firm. Ms. Eidson was previously director of corporate development at EchoStar Corporation where she was responsible for strategic partnerships, minority investments and acquisitions for the set top box division. Prior to EchoStar, Ms. Eidson was a venture capital associate at Holden Capital and an investment banking associate at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Ms. Eidson holds a joint MBA/M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. in International Studies with a minor in Economics from Colby College.
About Platte River Equity
Based in Denver, Colorado, Platte River Equity is a private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle market operating companies with enterprise values generally between $10 million and $250 million. The firm focuses on investing in the aerospace, industrial services, energy services, agriculture, chemicals, metals, industrial minerals and transportation industries. Platte River Equity currently manages funds with committed capital in excess of $300 million.