Platte River Equity acquires Profile Products

Profile maintain management and hopes to grow.

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May 28, 2015

BUFFALO GROVE, ILL. – Profile Products LLC, an environmental solutions company providing soil, water and vegetation management solutions used by customers ranging from international mining companies to golf and sports complexes to retail lawn and garden centers, announced its acquisition by Platte River Equity, a private equity firm focused on driving growth in niche middle market industrial companies. The new owners plan to continue building Profile Products’ business, in collaboration with the current company leadership, through both organic growth and strategic add-on acquisitions.

Profile Products will continue to operate with the same management team, 200+-employee workforce, and existing locations in Buffalo Grove, IL, Conover, NC, Blue Mountain, MS, and Limestone, TN. Platte River’s investment resources, the operational expertise of its principals and its track record in driving growth for its portfolio companies are expected to accelerate Profile Products’ success in increasing market share and penetrating new markets.

“We have worked hard with our distributor partners to become market leaders in each of our target markets, and we were looking for a partner to help us fuel the next chapter in our growth,” said John Schoch, president and CEO, Profile Products. “Platte River has the financial resources and experience to help us execute new expansion strategies. In addition, Platte River’s principals are major investors in the firm’s investment funds, so they are motivated to increase the value of their portfolio companies. This puts us in the strongest possible position to keep the company on a continuous growth path.”

Over the past six decades, Profile has developed innovative erosion and sediment control products, turf establishment products and complementary solutions designed to minimize soil loss and accelerate seed germination.

“With a strong foundation and active pipeline of new products, the company is well positioned to better serve its existing customers and penetrate new markets,” said Kris Whalen, Managing Director, Platte River Equity. “We look forward to helping John Schoch and the rest of the management team take full advantage of the opportunities to take the business to the next level.”

The transaction closed on May 21. Financial details were not disclosed.