Investment Strategy

Focused on Management Partnerships in the Lower Middle Market Since 1989

River Associates partners with management teams that are interested in organic revenue growth, margin enhancement, and complementary acquisitions that accelerate growth.

Our firm invests alongside management in all of its companies. We often partner with existing management but will also coinvest with executives who assume a leadership role with a prospective platform company. In the latter case, River Associates seeks to partner with seasoned operating executives who have demonstrated the ability to successfully manage a small, medium or large company or a substantial division or subsidiary of a large company. If you are an executive or an executive management team seeking to purchase a stand-alone company or a subsidiary or division of a larger company, please contact Mark Jones to discuss a possible partnership.

Our general acquisition criteria are as follows:

Platform companies

$15-100 million annual revenue

Platform companies

$3-12 million EBITDA

Based in

the United States and Canada

Industries

Manufacturing, Distribution, Industrial Services, Business Services

Preference for

Company Management Reinvestment

Growth Potential

Organic & Acquisition

SEVEN FUNDS OVER THE COURSE OF 28+ YEARS

$5M

River I, L.P.
1989

$15M

River II, L.P.
1993

$44M

River III, L.P.
1996

$58M

River IV, L.P.
2001

$110M

River V, L.P.
2006

$222M

River VI, L.P.
2011

$285M

River VII, L.P.
2017

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