Court Square Capital’s Acquisition of Bow River Capital’s Interest in RailPros


Dechert served as legal counsel to Court Square, while Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner served as legal counsel to Bow River in the transaction.

Court Square Capital executed its acquisition of Bow River Capital’s interest in the RailPros companies.

RailPros is the leading provider of outsourced safety management, design & engineering, inspection, site & program management, utility observation, and training services to rail operators, utilities, state DOTs and contractors working adjacent to rail infrastructure.

Court Square is a middle market private equity firm with one of the most experienced investment teams in the industry. Since 1979, the team has completed over 230 investments, including several landmark transactions, and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. Court Square invests in companies that have compelling growth potential within the business services, general industrial, healthcare, and technology and telecommunications sectors. The firm has $7.1 billion of assets under management and is based in New York, N.Y.

Founded in 2003, Bow River Capital is a private alternative asset management company based in Denver, Colorado, with Buyout, Real Estate, and Software Growth Equity platforms. The Bow River Capital funds focus on the lower middle market across a geographic area referred to as Bow River’s Rodeo Region®?, which encompasses the Rocky Mountains and surrounding states. Collectively, Bow River Capital has deployed capital into diverse industries, asset classes and across the capital structure.

Piper Sandler & Co. served as the exclusive financial advisor to RailPros in connection with the transaction, and Houlihan Lokey served as the exclusive financial advisor to Court Square.

The Dechert team advising Court Square Capital included corporate partners Geraldine A. Sinatra (Picture) and Eric S. Siegel and associates Nicole Holden and Madeleine Williams. The team also included finance partner Samantha R. Koplik and associates Emily Lozada and Matthew Celentano.

Involved fees earner: Matthew Celentano – Dechert; Nicole Holden – Dechert; Samantha Koplik – Dechert; Emily Lozada – Dechert; Eric Siegel – Dechert; Geraldine Sinatra – Dechert; Madeleine Williams – Dechert;

Law Firms: Dechert;

Clients: Court Square Capital Partners;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti