PE  River Associates Investments

     Office Locations:

633 Chestnut Street, Suite 1640
Chattanooga, TN 37450
Phone: 423-755-0888
Fax: 423-755-0870



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Transportation & Distribution



    River Associates Investments is a private equity partner for management teams in buyouts, divestitures and recapitalizations of lower middle market companies. Founded in 1990, River Associates has invested in companies operating in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, high-margin distribution, industrial services and non-faddish retail. River Associates will generally avoid investments into heavily regulated industries, as well as start-up, high-technology, commodity or natural resource companies. The firm will invest throughout the United States and Canada in platform companies with the following financial parameters: $15 million - $100 million in annual revenue; Gross margin in excess of 20% of sales; and EBITDA of $3-15 million (Adjusted for nonrecurring expenses). River Associates is currently investing River VII, LP, a $285 million committed capital fund. The firm has invested in seven funds over the course of 30 years. Transaction values typically range from $10-50 million.



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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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    Blake Lewis Vice President
    Conor Lange Associate
    Courtney Cudd CCO & Treasurer
    J. Mark Jones Partner
    Jacob Poe Associate


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