Potomac Equity Partners

What We Do

Potomac Equity Partners is a Washington D.C.-based private equity investment firm focused on providing superior equity returns
through the close partnership and collaboration with our portfolio company management team members.

Investment Focus

We focus on small to mid-market investment opportunities, defined as transactions with enterprise values from $10 million to $150 million.

We strive to invest in companies with leading products and services, superior management teams, and in which our invested capital and collaborative efforts can enable companies to exponentially ramp their long-term growth prospects and overall performance.

Sectors of Interest

While open to investment opportunities in a variety of industries, we specifically target opportunities in the following sectors:

Business Services
Education and Training
Healthcare
Information Services
Software and Technology

Executive Sourcing

We are actively seeking potential investment opportunities, as well as senior operating executives and management teams with whom to partner.

We will pay a success-based fee for all investments completed with the assistance of buy-side transaction intermediaries.

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About Us

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Potomac Equity Partners is a Washington D.C.-based private equity investment firm focused on providing superior equity returns through the close partnership and collaboration with our portfolio company management team members. While open to investment opportunities in a variety of industries, we specifically target opportunities in the following sectors: Business Services, Education and Training, Healthcare, Information Services, and Software and Technology.

Many of our target investment sectors are heavily regulated by the government. In these sectors, we use our Washington D.C. location and network to better evaluate investment opportunities, as well as to enhance our portfolio company’s ability to respond to any evolving industry or regulatory dynamics.

We also welcome the opportunity to partner with experienced management executives to pursue investment opportunities in specific industry verticals.

We have assembled an esteemed group of Advisory Partners to work with our Firm and our portfolio companies. Their operating expertise, board acumen, and financial support will assist our portfolio companies to achieve their long-term potential for the benefit of all shareholders.

Who We Are

John Bates

Founder and Partner
John is the Founder and a Partner of the Firm with over 25 years of investment transaction experience.
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Chris Blythe

Principal
Chris is a Principal of the Firm with over 15 years of investment transaction experience.
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Robert Christie

Advisory Partner
Bob is an Advisory Partner of the Firm, and the former CEO/President of 3E Company.
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Tony Coelho

Advisory Partner
Tony is an Advisory Partner of the Firm, and a leader in both the business and political sectors.
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Pascal Denis

Principal
Pascal is a Principal of the Firm with over 15 years of investment transaction experience.
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Peter Masanotti

Advisory Partner
Peter is an Advisory Partner of the Firm, and former CEO and President of U.S. Investigations Services.
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Michael Platt

Advisory Partner
Michael is an Advisory Partner of the Firm, and former Founder, Executive Chairman and CEO of Ad Venture Interactive.
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Ray Smith

Advisory Partner
Ray is an Advisory Partner of the Firm, and current Chairman of Rothschild Continuation Investments.
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