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.
114 investments and 95 realizations over the past 34 years
A limited number of niche LMM opportunities are undertaken annually
Transform entrepreneurial businesses into larger sophisticated platforms
Over a quarter century building meaningful relationships and references
Senior Level Attention
Five partners with 130+ years of combined tenure at River
Currently investing River VIII with $345 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.
Criteria for investment candidates / What we look for in our investments