Platte River Equity has added three new investment professionals to its team with the hirings of James “J.B.” Moore as a vice president, and Tarun Kanthety and Brian Hopkin as new associates.
Before joining Platte River, Mr. Moore was an associate at private equity firm Aurora Capital Group and an investment banking analyst in the Global Industrials & Services Group at Credit Suisse. He received his MBA from Wharton and he has a BBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Kanthety comes to Platte River from Simmons & Company International where he was an analyst active in M&A advisory and capital market financings in the energy service and equipment sector. He has a BBA from The University of Texas.
Mr. Hopkin was an analyst in the Industrials Group at Barclays Capital prior to joining Platte River. While at Barclays, he worked on M&A transactions and financings in the industrials, metals and transportation sectors. Mr. Hopkin holds a BS in accounting from Brigham Young.
Platte River makes equity investments of $20 million to $80 million in lower middle-market companies with enterprise values between $40 million and $250 million. The firm focuses on investing in the aerospace and transportation; energy and industrial products and services; and chemicals, metals, minerals and agriculture sectors. Platte River is based in Denver (www.platteriverequity.com).
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