About Us

Company Overview

Offering financial and management support to create long term growth.

Founded in 2013, River Capital Group Holdings (RCGH) is a leading family investment office headquartered in Manhattan, NY. In addition to funding, River Capital Group also offers strategic counsel, management resources, and access to its expansive network of capital markets, finance, and institutional investment professionals, without requiring partner companies to cede operational control.

River Capital Group makes opportunistic investments in growth companies with investments ranging from five hundred thousand to $50 million. Specifically, RCGH identifies forward-thinking companies for which its capital, financial expertise, and relationships would add both significant quantitative and qualitative value.

River Capital Group Holdings is industry agnostic with a track record of backing and supporting companies that deliver above average returns and exceed industry expectations. Invested capital is only that of River Capital Group Holdings’ principals.

River Capital Group Holdings has formed a Wholly owned subsidiary RCG Ventures, which is purpose built to help small and mid-size companies accelerate growth

Please visit rcgv.com to learn more

Our Approach

As a family office investing our own capital, we have the flexibility to make timely and streamlined investment decision.

  • Role of Owner
  • Deal Terms
  • Horizon
  • Strategy
  • Importance to Acquirer
  • Governance
  • Employees
  • Culture
  • Brand
  • Private Equity
  • Multi-year commitment to PE fund; loss of control
  • High leverage; often requires seller co-investment
  • ~5 years or the life of the fund
  • Eliminate costs; financial engineering
  • Part of larger portfolio or absorbed into existing holding
  • Board-level oversight; investor-installed executives
  • Layoffs likely
  • Uncertain
  • Possibly preserved; otherwise eliminated
  • Sale to Competitor
  • Division manager; new management hierarchy
  • Cash & potentially illiquid stock
  • Situation-dependent
  • Eliminate costs
  • Division of larger company or absorbed into existing firm
  • Subordinate to new management
  • Layoffs likely
  • Bureaucratic
  • Likely absorbed into acquirer's brands
  • River Capital Group Holdings
  • Flexible: full exit, consulting, board, control position, etc.
  • Flexible
  • Long-term
  • Organic growth
  • Platform for growth
  • Energetic, local leadership & board
  • Growth opportunities
  • Encouraged and enhanced
  • Preserved and extended
Role of Owner Deal Terms Horizon Strategy Importance to Acquirer Governance Employees Culture Brand
Private Equity Multi-year commitment to PE fund; loss of control High leverage; often requires seller co-investment ~5 years or the life of the fund Eliminate costs; financial engineering Part of larger portfolio or absorbed into existing holding Board-level oversight; investor-installed executives Layoffs likely Uncertain Possibly preserved; otherwise eliminated
Sale to Competitor Division manager; new management hierarchy Cash & potentially illiquid stock Situation-dependent Eliminate costs Division of larger company or absorbed into existing firm Subordinate to new management Layoffs likely Bureaucratic Likely absorbed into acquirer's brands
River Capital Group Holdings Flexible: full exit, consulting, board, control position, etc. Flexible Long-term Organic growth Platform for growth Energetic, local leadership & board Growth opportunities Encouraged and enhanced Preserved and extended

Leadership

Mario Monello​

Chairman Of The Board

River Capital Group Holdings, established in 2013, is a hybrid Private Equity firm that operates like a family office. We make opportunistic investments in growth companies from 500k to 50 million. We are industry agnostic as we focus on finding companies that will deliver above average returns. Our target investments tend to be with companies that we believe our experience, banking relationships and contacts would add significant incremental value. One hundred percent of our invested capital is that of our principals. We do not take in investors or raise capital from the public at any time. However, we have a handful of similar family offices that have co-invested with us on many transactions agnostic as we focus on finding companies that will deliver above average returns. Our target investments tend to be with companies that we believe our experience, banking relationships and contacts would add significant incremental value. One hundred percent of our invested capital is that of our principals. We do not take in investors or raise capital from the public at any time. However, we have a handful of similar family offices that have co-invested with us on many transactions

Vincent Puma

Vincent Puma​

Chief Executive Officer

River Capital Group Holdings, established in 2013, is a hybrid Private Equity firm that operates like a family office. We make opportunistic investments in growth companies from 500k to 50 million. We are industry agnostic as we focus on finding companies that will deliver above average returns. Our target investments tend to be with companies that we believe our experience, banking relationships and contacts would add significant incremental value. One hundred percent of our invested capital is that of our principals. We do not take in investors or raise capital from the public at any time. However, we have a handful of similar family offices that have co-invested with us on many transactions

Team Member

Managing Partner

River Capital Group Holdings, established in 2013, is a hybrid Private Equity firm that operates like a family office. We make opportunistic investments in growth companies from 500k to 50 million. We are industry agnostic as we focus on finding companies that will deliver above average returns. Our target investments tend to be with companies that we believe our experience, banking relationships and contacts would add significant incremental value. One hundred percent of our invested capital is that of our principals. We do not take in investors or raise capital from the public at any time. However, we have a handful of similar family offices that have co-invested with us on many transactions