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 2 others.

Platte River Equity’s most common sectors for investment are energy services and equipment (25%) and aerospace (22%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (36%) and secondary buyout (22%). 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 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). 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 Activity42
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • 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 Equity is a private equity firm focused on investing in small and middle-market private companies based in the US. Platte River generally invests $25 to $100 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 Equity was formed in 2006 and is based in Denver, Colorado.


Investment Criteria

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

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 250
Target EBITDA 7 30
Investment Size 25 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 23 1 2 2 - - 28
Sell (1.6/yr) # 6 3 2 2 1 - 14
vol $33M $33M
  42

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CTS Engines LLC 2020-12-28 - Secondary Buyout
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.ctsengines.com
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
CARBER 2018-12-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.carber.com
Vertical Supply Group 2018-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.verticalsupplygroup.com
Dealers Transmission Exchange 2018-04-25 - Growth Capital
Addison, Illinois · www.dtetrans.com
First River Energy LLC 2018-01-12 - Bankruptcy
Denver, Colorado · www.firstriverenergy.com
TPG Mt. Vernon Marine LLC 2017-09-01 - Unknown
Mt. Vernon, Indiana · www.tpgmarine.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (11%) - 7 (25%) -
Aerospace - - 6 (21%) -
Distribution 3 (33%) - 3 (11%) -
Chemicals 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Machinery 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Manufacturing - - 2 (7%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
Agriculture 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Business Services - - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Marine - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 28 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (100%) - 27 (96%) -
  Colorado - - 4 (14%) -
  Illinois 1 (11%) - 3 (11%) -
  North Carolina 2 (22%) - 2 (7%) -
  Washington - - 2 (7%) -
  Texas - - 2 (7%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (7%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  South Carolina 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Oregon 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Missouri 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Connecticut 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Oklahoma - - 1 (4%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (4%) -
  Louisiana - - 1 (4%) -
  Florida - - 1 (4%) -
  California - - 1 (4%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (4%) -
Canada - - 1 (4%) -
  Alberta - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 9 (100%) - 27 (96%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 28 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (33%) - 10 (36%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (22%) - 6 (21%) -
Growth Capital 2 (22%) - 4 (14%) -
Acquisition Financing - - 3 (11%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (11%) - 3 (11%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 - 28 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (29%) 33M (100%)
Secondary Sale 4 (29%) -
Trade Sale 2 (14%) -
Unknown 2 (14%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (7%) -
IPO 1 (7%) -
Total 14 $33M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
St. Charles Capital
1
Legal Deals
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
15

Deal Values

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

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
21%
6 (21%)
Strategic(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
29%
4 (29%)
Strategic(s)
43%
6 (43%)

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