PE  Bow River Capital Partners

     Office Locations:

1490 Lafayette Street, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-861-8466
Fax: 303-861-8557



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Bow River Capital Partners is a private investment fund based in Denver that invests in promising U.S. and Canadian companies and alternatives. Bow River was founded in 2003 and raised its second fund in late 2006. Total assets under management are approximately $105 million, the bulk of which are capital commitments from high net worth individuals. Bow River takes an opportunistic approach to its investment philosophy by deploying capital into a variety of different industries, including business and consumer services, distribution, private aviation (fixed base operations), financial services, energy, and real estate. Bow River targets lower-middle market companies located in the Western United States and Canada that have proven management, revenues of $10 to $50 million, positive free cash flow in excess of $500,000, and EBITDA of $4 to $10 million with a strong preference toward owner-operated businesses. The firm's typical investment size is $4 million to $7 million (although they have participated in much larger transactions by partnering with other investors) and their target investment horizon is three to seven years. Targeted industries include business and consumer services, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, financial services, energy and real estate. The firm will not consider investments in biotechnology and technology, or business startups.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Ben Sykora Vice President
    Bernard C. Darre Partner and Co-Founder
    Blair Richardson Managing Partner and Co-Founder
    Bo Sutton Associate
    David Ettenger Senior Associate


    Portfolio companies include:

      AUC Group
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      Cirque Resources
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      Community Bankshares
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      Darian Resources
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      Ely & Associates
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      Gryphon Petroleum
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      Holman Boiler Works
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      Kobelt Manufacturing
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      Lex Energy Partners
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      Magellan Resources
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      MCC Energy Fund

      Peak Power Engineering
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      Professional Pediatric Home Care
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      Scollard Energy
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      Talavera-Ralston Ranch
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