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North River Capital LLC is an equity Capital firm headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  It was founded in the summer of 2008 by members of the Rifkin family and other former executives of OmniSource Corporation following the sale of OmniSource to Steel Dynamics, Inc., in 2007. 

Unlike many private equity firms, North River Capital partners invest only their own capital and place no arbitrary limits on the duration of the investment.  This allows the firm to react quickly, be more flexible in structuring transactions, and manage its portfolio companies for long-term results.

The firm’s partners are active in the oversight of portfolio companies, work closely with company executives to establish strategic direction, and provide high-level support and guidance.  Portfolio company executives are expected and empowered to manage their respective companies.  

Investment Focus & Guidelines

    •    We seek to acquire majority equity interests in companies that present opportunities for long-term growth and value creation.  

    •    We partner with capable executive management teams whose values and business philosophies are consistent with ours.  We establish a structure that provides significant incentive for management to generate outstanding performance.

    •    We expect to utilize our partners’ collective knowledge and experience to help enhance portfolio companies’ performance, and facilitate strategic growth.

    •    We prefer to acquire businesses that support a strategy that organizes related companies into functional groups, thus creating the opportunity to capitalize on potential synergies.

    •    We allocate funds for venture capital on a limited basis, with a bias towards operating businesses that demonstrate the potential for cash flow expansion.   

    •    Nonetheless, we are willing to screen a broad range of investment opportunities, regardless of sector, industry, or geography.   

    •    We are willing to consider co-investments and joint-venture structures, depending on the unique characteristics related to the particular transaction.  

A cornerstone of the NRC philosophy is the alignment of interests to achieve outstanding performance and results. Portfolio company executives participate in direct equity positions or equity-like incentives, and NRC promotes benefit and incentive plans intended to create long-term security for all employees.

5642 Coventry Lane | Fort Wayne, IN 46804 | Phone: (260) 432-2233 | Fax: (260) 436-3047


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