PE  Pine Creek Partners

     Office Locations:

1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW, Suite 308 East
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-333-7780
Fax: 202-333-7786



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Education & Training
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Sports & Entertainment



    Pine Creek Partners is a private equity investment firm that invests alongside managers through its proprietary investment fund, Alpine Equity. Over the past decade, the firm's founding partners have invested over $600M in more than 30 companies. Pine Creek focuses on companies with at least $5M in revenues operating in a variety of industries. The firm's typical investment size ranges from $3-7M although requirements of up to $50M can be met in combination with Pine Creek's investors. Pine Creek typically invests in companies with enterprise values between $10 and $70 million. Pine Creek seeks a certain dynamic in its transactions and will therefore target a wide range of manufacturing, distribution and service industry segments. The firm possesses particular expertise in financial services, select consumer products (with an emphasis on faded brands), travel and leisure, educational products and services, and federal government contractors. The firm is led by Rick Rickertsen who has over 25 year of experience in private equity and is the author of two successful books about buying and selling companies.

    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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    Rick Rickertsen Managing Partner


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