Who We Are

Transparent, Ethical and Seasoned Partners

At River, investments are more than financial transactions. Guided by our philosophy of “Investments with Management”, we focus on developing meaningful partnerships based on mutual respect, trust and integrity. Success is defined not only by returns for our investors but also by the answer to one simple question for our management teams: Would you partner with River Associates again? This commitment to people drives everything we do.

Investment History

100+ investments over the past 30 years


Each investment is very important, a limited number undertaken annually


Long-tenured partners & deep industry knowledge in a variety of sectors


30 years building references


Senior level attention given to all aspects of our business

Access to Capital

Currently investing River VII with $285 million in committed capital

Informed and efficient process

The partners and professionals at River Associates have diverse backgrounds including operations, finance, accounting, commercial banking and investment banking. During the transaction process we are very focused in our approach and have built a network of efficient, business minded third-party diligence providers to help drive the process. We also have established deep relationships with numerous lending partners throughout North America. We believe this approach allows us to make informed decisions and move quickly to a closing.

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Investment Strategy

Criteria for investment candidates / What we look for in our investments

Our Summary Overview

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