Platte River Equity Hires Three New Investment Professionals

DENVER, September 13, 2016 — Platte River Equity (“Platte River”) is pleased to announce the addition of three investment professionals to its team. James “JB” Moore joins as vice president, while Tarun Kanthety and Brian Hopkin join as new partners.

Mr. Moore received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in May. Previously, he was a partner at private equity firm Aurora Capital Group and an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse’s Global Industrials & Services group. In addition to his MBA, Mr. Moore also holds a BBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Prior to joining Platte River, Mr. Kanthety was an analyst at Simmons & Company International, where he focused on M&A advisory work and capital markets financings in the energy services and equipment industry. Mr. Kanthety attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a BBA in Business Honors and Finance.

Mr. Hopkin was an analyst in the Industrials group of Barclays Capital before joining Platte River. At Barclays, Mr. Hopkin worked on M&A transactions and financings in the industrials, metals and transportation sectors. Mr. Hopkin holds a BS in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

About Platte River Equity

Denver, Colorado-based Platte River Equity is a private equity firm focused on $20 million to $80 million equity investments in lower-middle-market operating companies whose enterprise value typically ranges between 40 and 250 million dollars. The firm invests in sectors where it has extensive operating and investment experience, including aerospace and transportation; energy and industrial products and services; and chemicals, metals, minerals and agriculture. Platte River has raised funds with committed capital of over $700 million.


Michelle Eidson 
Platte River Equity 
Vice President of Business Development and Marketing 
[email protected] 
(303) 292-7308