Platte River Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Platte River Equity has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Platte River Equity’s most common sectors for investment are aerospace (24%) and energy services and equipment (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, Platte River Equity has invested in 18 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, Platte River Equity has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (45%). Platte River Equity’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2013 when it sold Hetsco for $33M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity34
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

Platte River Equity

200 Fillmore Street, Suite 200,
Denver, Colorado 80206
United States
(303) 292-7300
www.platteriverequity.com
info@platteriverequity.com

Platte River Ventures is a private equity firm focused on investing in small and middle-market private companies based in the US. Platte River generally invests $5 to $40 million of equity capital per transaction and looks for businesses that can benefit from the Firm's operating expertise. Sectors of interest include aerospace manufacturing and services, metals, chemicals, energy and energy services, natural resources, financial services, and communications. Platte River typically targets control investment situations, but will opportunistically pursue minority investments. Platte River Ventures was formed in 2005 and is based in Denver, Colorado.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 250
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 80
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 19 3 1 - 2 - 25
Sell (0.8/yr) # 5 - 1 1 2 - 9
vol $33M $33M
  34

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
GME Supply Co 2019-12-04 - Stake Purchase
Columbia, Missouri · www.gmesupply.com
PRV Metals LLC 2019-08-28 - Secondary Buyout
Denver, Colorado · www.prvmetals.com
Profile Products LLC 2019-01-10 - Secondary Buyout
Buffalo Grove, Illinois · www.profileproducts.com
Sherrill, Inc. 2019-01-09 - Secondary Buyout
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.sherrilltree.com
First River Energy LLC 2018-01-12 - Bankruptcy
Denver, Colorado · www.firstriverenergy.com
ACT Independent Turbo Services, Inc. 2017-07-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.act-texas.com
MFG Chemical 2017-06-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dalton, Georgia · www.mfgchemical.com
Tiger-Sul, Inc. 2016-12-12 - Divestiture
Atmore, Alabama · www.tigersul.com
In-Place Machining Co., Inc. 2016-11-28 - Growth Capital
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.inplace.com
CTS Engines LLC 2016-07-26 - Secondary Buyout
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.ctsengines.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
MFG Chemical 2017-06-27 Gulf Bayport Chemicals LP 2018-03-15 1
Dalton, Georgia · www.mfgchemical.com Pasadena, Texas · www.gulfbayport.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Aerospace 1 (8%) - 6 (24%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (8%) - 5 (20%) -
Chemicals 2 (17%) - 3 (12%) -
Distribution 3 (25%) - 3 (12%) -
Machinery 2 (17%) - 2 (8%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (8%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (8%) - 2 (8%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Marine 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 12 - 25 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (92%) - 24 (96%) -
  Colorado 1 (8%) - 4 (16%) -
  Indiana 1 (8%) - 2 (8%) -
  Illinois 1 (8%) - 2 (8%) -
  Washington - - 2 (8%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  South Carolina 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  North Carolina 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Missouri 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Florida 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Alabama 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Texas - - 1 (4%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (4%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (4%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (4%) -
  California - - 1 (4%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (4%) -
Canada 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
  Ontario 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 11 (92%) - 24 (96%) -
Cross-border 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 12 - 25 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (33%) - 8 (32%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (33%) - 6 (24%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 3 (12%) -
Growth Capital 2 (17%) - 3 (12%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (8%) - 3 (12%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (8%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 12 - 25 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (33%) 33M (100%)
Secondary Sale 3 (33%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (11%) -
IPO 1 (11%) -
Trade Sale 1 (11%) -
Total 9 $33M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
St. Charles Capital
1
Legal Deals
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
13

Deal Values

sell # Total
< $100M 1 $33M
TOTAL $33M
Largest Hetsco, Inc.
$33M (2013-04-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
89%
8 89%
Strategic(s)
11%
1 11%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
43%
3 43%
Strategic(s)
57%
4 57%

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