Platform Fuels

We honor the local legacy and continue the spirit of our independent propane marketers by protecting their employees and providing the same level of service that customers have grown to expect. Like you, we’re neighbors, parents, friends, workers and local volunteers, and we care about every community we’re a part of.

Whether you’re just searching for info, looking for an honest valuation, or ready to sell, Platform Fuels is here for you. With experience, passion and a company-wide focus on honoring your legacy, you can trust us to provide you with the highest level of integrity in every interaction.

We are proudly known for the following in every deal we do:

  • Fair, competitive value for your business
  • Simple, fully-confidential acquisition process
  • Honesty, integrity and transparency in all conversations
  • Customized, creative deal structuring
  • Nationwide acquisition interest
  • Commitment to your brand legacy, logo, company name and more
  • Opportunity for employees to remain on staff and grow their careers
  • Continuing your tradition of exceptional customer service and safety standards

Platform Fuels is a subsidiary of Platform Capital, an operationally-oriented private investment firm headquartered in Denver, CO with investments throughout the United States and Canada.

Platform Capital has a unique approach to investing, that sets us apart from traditional private equity firms. We are not funded by institutional investors, but rather have been investing our own capital in companies and real estate alongside proven management teams and financial partners. As a result, our partners do not have to be concerned with cumbersome investment approval processes, reporting mandates, and limited holding periods.

Platform Capital focuses on building long-term value rather than emphasizing short-term profitability via excessive fees and a shorter horizon to an exit that can significantly increase investment risk. We partner with management in such a way that both Platform Capital and management benefit from improved operational and financial performance. In our view, doing what is right for a business over the long term simplifies a lot of decision making and significantly enhances the probability of a good outcome.

If you’re considering selling your propane business, you’ll be happy to know that with Platform Fuels – you have options.

We understand that every owner wants the most value, everyone’s situation is unique and each business brings a set of specific needs – and we do our best to accommodate you and your team.

  • Looking forward to retirement and want to exit the industry?
  • Want to gradually transition out of the industry in order to introduce employees and customers to Platform Fuels?
  • Seeking to remain active in the business or stay involved in some way?

Whatever your situation, Platform Fuels will work alongside you to ensure that an acquisition and transition is seamless, simple and suits your needs.

We are fully committed to you, your staff, your customers and your community. Platform Fuels prides itself on our personalized, “boots and jeans” approach to every acquisition, which is focused on providing a fair valuation and easy transition intended to protect and reward your employees, provide your customers with exceptional service and reliability, and preserve the local legacy that you’ve built.

We realize that selling your propane business can be overwhelming. It’s an important undertaking and you may have a lot of questions and concerns. We’re here to help and will always be transparent, confidential and fair, doing everything we can to ensure that your questions are answered and your concerns are addressed.

Platform Fuels has successfully acquired and integrated many propane businesses like yours and our team can help guide you if you’re thinking of selling your business either now or in the future.

We know each business is different and every acquisition is unique, but a few things to consider if you are thinking about selling your propane business are:

  • Get your company records in very good order so serious suitors can review them.
  • Sign as many of your propane tank agreements as possible.
  • Work hard towards trending upwards margins.
  • Focus on leases and providing services, less on selling propane tanks.
  • Understand your revenues and expenses and get them under control.
  • Keep your account receivables at a minimum and keep a close eye on them.
  • Have a list of questions to ensure the company’s values, mission and plan aligns with yours so your local legacy and tradition of excellence is honored.

Propane, one of the cleanest burning fuels available, is the clear choice for our environment. It’s not only the cleaner energy choice for today, it’s the right choice for tomorrow, too.

Here are just a few of the many reasons why propane is America’s safest, most reliable and most versatile fuel:

  • Not only does propane burn cleaner than gasoline and other fossil fuels, it emits lower levels of carbon dioxide and particulates.
  • Propane doesn’t produce sulfur dioxide, a primary cause of the greenhouse effect.
  • Propane is non-toxic and vaporizes quickly, so it won’t contaminate soil or groundwater.
  • Propane is also a natural by-product of the crude oil or natural gas refining process and is in plentiful supply – there’s enough propane to meet America’s needs in the 21st century.
  • Most of the propane used in the United States is produced right here in America.

Propane will save you money, thanks to its generally lower cost and efficient performance that reduces energy bills.

Platform Fuels