Platte River Builds Team

Platte River Builds Team

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.

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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 nf1Platte 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 (

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