Mission Statement.

To be the preeminent lower middle-market alternative asset manager in the Rodeo Region serving our clients across multiple platforms.

Our Story.

Founded in 2003, Bow River Capital is a private investment firm based in Denver, Colorado. The partners formed Bow River Capital following several years of successfully investing their own monies with a long term vision of building a world class, diversified investment management platform committed to the lower middle market. Collectively, we have deployed capital into diverse industries and across the capital structure.

Leadership.

Our founders have been investing together since the firm’s inception, providing strategic direction and continuity as Bow River Capital continues to evolve to this day. The combination of our varied experience has cultivated professional depth within our organization, akin to the very merits of a team that we seek to invest behind.

Bow River Capital Advantage.

Bow River Capital has developed a comprehensive strategy to effectively identify, execute, and close transactions in order to manage promising investment vehicles. To best serve our clients and our portfolio companies, we rely on our expertise in the areas of accounting, capital markets, due diligence, deal sourcing, transaction structuring, and execution. Our organizational efficiency and transactional experiences allow us to respond quickly to investment opportunities as they arise. While we apply an extensive due diligence process to every investment, we have not forgotten the importance of “gut feel” when it comes to the final investment decision.

Partnering with Bow River Capital.

It’s simple. When we purchase a company or assets, we are investing in the people that have shaped the business and contributed to its current success. We prefer to keep existing management in place as owner-operators and shareholders. We align ourselves early on through strategy development, long term planning, and economic incentives. We offer all of our managers the opportunity for a meaningful stake going forward thereby ensuring motivation and rewarding success. We also require our investment team members to be heavily invested in the firm’s funds, further solidifying our commitment to our investors and our managers.

We work on strategy and creating value even before the deal closes. Our team offers guidance and assists management with financial and operational challenges while proactively monitoring performance and the investment cycle. We invest our financial and human capital alongside committed teams with the ultimate goal of funding growth and generating incremental equity value for our investors.

In monitoring company and/or asset performance, we ultimately plan for a successful exit through a sale to another investment firm or strategic acquirer. Our typical investment holding is three to seven years.

At Bow River Capital, we strive to help make our companies better while preserving the entrepreneur’s legacy. This simple but important strategy allows our team to create perfect alignment between our investors, our portfolio companies, and Bow River Capital.

Core Values.

Since its founding, our firm has adopted a set of core values that we believe embodies who we are as partners. They are reflected across the organization in every manner and ingrained in our employees’ professionalism and commitment.

  • Client-Centric

    Client-Centric

    Bow River is a trusted steward of our clients’ capital and we take pride in that. We invest our own capital side by side with our clients to achieve perfect alignment of interests. The responsibility of investing our clients’ money is paramount to us.
  • Employee-Owned Firm

    Employee-Owned Firm

    Bow River is built on the strength of its team. We recognize our careers at Bow River Capital are a constant learning experience. We endeavor to support and mentor each other to build a lasting legacy, a multi-generational investment firm.
  • Honesty and Transparency

    Honesty and Transparency

    We build relationships of mutual respect and trust with our colleagues, clients, and partners. We make every decision with the mindset that we would be proud to divulge the details of our activities.
  • Innovation

    Innovation

    We believe in the power of collaboration to achieve the best results. Each investment team is committed to their discipline, embracing new ideas to evolve and grow.
  • Driven

    Driven

    At Bow River we strive to be the best in our class and the best in our respective fields of expertise. We are relentless in our pursuit of excellence. We tackle every day and every challenge with the belief that we can prevail where others may falter.