Fishplate Holdings (“Fishplate”) is an investment company with a focus on technology and innovation investments within surface transportation. Fishplate was founded in 2020 by Chris Baltes, Paul Fischer and Lester Hightower and we strive to invest in or acquire start-up to mid-size businesses where we can leverage our experience, expertise, and capital to create value. Fishplate portfolio companies have the backing of, and access to capital through, the private equity firm One Eighty Capital, founded in 2008 by Chris and Paul.
Mid to Late Stage
Fishplate acquires controlling interests in companies where our skillset can help transform an existing business. We professionalize companies by developing:
- Robust operating infrastructures.
- Strong management teams.
- Differentiated and defensible strategic positions.
We are creative and flexible in developing deal structures that satisfy all stakeholders, align investor risk profiles, and reward deal sources.