New York investment firm acquires Fort Worth-based Crow Precision Components

A. Lee Graham



Rift Valley Equity Partners LLC has acquired the assets of MW Crow Inc., dba W. Pat Crow Forgings, through affiliated entity Crow Precision Components LLC of Fort Worth.

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Crow manufactures forged metal components for aerospace, defense and industrial customers.


Rift Valley said it plans to focus on supporting Crow for the long term, including investments to grow and enhance the company’s capabilities and product offering.

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“We are excited to partner with Cesar [Garza, Crow leader] and the team at Crow,” said David Caputo, managing partner of Rift Valley, commenting in a news release.


“We believe Crow’s specialized expertise, responsiveness and best-in-class custom production capabilities provide a unique value proposition to its customers. We look forward to continuing to deliver the highest level of service while expanding our capabilities and building a leading company within the precision components industry,” Caputo said,

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Facilitating Rift Valley’s investment in Crow was its private investment fund. McDermott, Will & Emery LLP and Bennett Jones LLP served as legal counsel to Rift Valley.


Rift Valley is a middle market private investment firm focusing on consumer products and services, retail, and industrial products and services sectors. More information is available at


Crow Precision Components LLC manufactures forged components for aerospace, defense and industrial customers.  More information is available at