Chattanooga, TN, February 2, 2022

River Associates Investments, L.P. (“River Associates” or “River”) is pleased to announce that it has been named one of the Top 50 PE Firms in the Middle Market ™ by GCI Publishing for the third year in a row. This focus of the list is to acknowledge highly reputable, small and mid-sized firms that have great teams, exceptional track records, and demonstrate significant deal and fundraising activity. River Associates is honored to be recognized.

“While large PE firms tend to draw most of the media attention, we know that the majority of middle market M&A activity is driven by small and mid-sized firms,” says Kerry Grady, Program Founder. “This year’s TOP 50 PE list is exceptional. We are proud to support these leading middle market private equity firms whose relentless pursuit of excellence leads to significant advantages for their portfolio companies and limited partners.”

The program recognizes the leading PE firms in the middle market. Winning firms are selected based upon the merits of their nominations which include but are not limited to their track record, reputation, leadership and third-party endorsement. River is proud to serve the lower middle-market with a dedicated partnership approach to management teams and other valued constituents. Click here to read River Associates’ profile on the list.

About River Associates
River Associates is a private equity firm based in Chattanooga, TN, that focuses exclusively on investing in the lower middle-market and has served as a financial sponsor partner for management teams for over 30 years. Target businesses can be privately held, private equity-backed, or divestitures from larger companies. River Associates is opportunistic as to industry and has invested in numerous manufacturers, high margin distributors, industrial service providers and business service companies. The firm targets U.S. & Canadian companies typically with EBITDA in the $3-15 million range. Since its founding in 1989, River Associates has initiated more than 100 transactions, many of which have been strategic add-on acquisitions to platform companies. The firm is currently investing River VII, LP with $285 million in committed capital.

About the Top 50 PE Firms in the Middle Market ™ List
Top PE Firms in the Middle Market™ is the oldest and most respected program designed specifically to acknowledge and promote small and mid-sized leading private equity firms in the middle market. Recognition in Top PE Firms in the Middle Market is widely regarded by PE professionals, business owners, investment banks, and limited partners as a significant honor. Since its inception, TOP 50 PE firms have earned the respect of their peers, the media, and the public-at-large as a reliable, unbiased source of PE referrals in the middle market. Winners are promoted to active dealmakers through our website, subscriber network, press-releases and email marketing programs throughout the year. Read more here.

About GCI Publishing
GCI Publishing is a trusted source of knowledge and connectivity for active and engaged companies within the M&A, Private Equity, Growth Capital, and Buyout sectors. With more than 65k subscribers, Awards winners, sponsors and newsworthy companies gain the exposure to thousands of key influencers across the financial landscape including limited partners, law firms and investment banks using our content-driven network.

In order to be considered for the Top 50 PE Firms in the Middle Market ™ List, all firms must submit an application; no fees were paid by River Associates to be considered for the award nor were any organization memberships or subscriptions required. To learn more, visit: