Dale A. Buckwalter

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

3 Rivers Capital LLC

Joined: 2006

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Prior to co-founding 3RC, Dale had 30 years of transactional and executive experience, having spent 18 years with the merger and acquisitions departments of Coopers & Lybrand and Deloitte & Touche. During that time, Dale was involved in, and ultimately led, numerous engagements involving financial due diligence, cash flow analysis and the structuring of transactions for several of the firms’ nationally recognized private equity clients. Dale also spent 12 years as the CFO of two companies where he gained invaluable experience leading a $600 million management buyout of Anthony Crane with Bain Capital and a $1.2 billion restructuring of Anchor Glass with Cerberus Capital. Having worked with two large and well-respected private equity firms, Dale has leveraged this experience to gain a unique perspective on what true value-add a financial partner can provide and how, when applied to smaller, family life-style businesses, can provide exponential increases in value. Dale now takes pride in developing small businesses by removing barriers to growth. Seeing these businesses prosper is what drives his passion for the work that he and the team are doing at 3 Rivers Capital. Dale’s operational proficiency drives the investment process and provides leadership to management teams by setting expectations, driving results and developing people. As a long-time Vistage member, Dale stays abreast of the latest developments on business best practices and shares those practices with 3RC management teams.


Messiah College , Pennsylvania,
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University of Pennsylvania , Pennsylvania,
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Work History

Coopers & Lybrand