Platform Partners Invests in the Vortex Companies to Support Growth and Acquisition Opportunities



Houston, TX – November 30, 2017 – The Vortex Companies (“Vortex”), a trenchless rehabilitation industry solutions provider, is pleased to announce that Platform Partners LLC (“Platform”), a Houston-based investment firm specializing in growing middle-market companies, has made an investment to support Vortex’s long-term plans for expansion and organic growth.

Mike Vellano, Vortex’s CEO said, “We are extremely excited to partner with Platform at this very critical growth stage for Vortex. Platform is very unique in its approach as a perpetual investor that specializes in sustainable company growth.”

“We look forward to our partnership with Vortex and its executive management team. We are impressed with how quickly they have built Vortex, not only into a driving force in the trenchless infrastructure industry, but also in their approach to the marketplace as a turnkey solutions provider,” said Brad Morgan, President of Platform.

About The Vortex Companies
Headquartered in Houston, TX, the Vortex Companies has quickly grown to be one of the leading trenchless solution providers in the water, sewer and industrial marketplace. Its suite of services includes turnkey bypass and dewatering, large diameter structural relining, pipe bursting and slip lining, structural and corrosion protection, trenchless robotic systems, pipe and drain cleaners and industrial facility maintenance and renewal. For more information, please visit www.vortexcompanies.com.

About Platform Partners LLC
Founded in 2006, Platform Partners LLC is a private investment company based in Houston that makes investments in lower middle-market companies with the intent of growing these businesses into industry leaders through a combination of organic and acquisition growth. Platform invests through a perpetual holding company structure allowing for a long-term, patient approach to partnering with entrepreneurs to build companies. For more information, please visit www.platformllc.com.