Greenbriar Equity Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Greenbriar Equity Group has acquired 7 companies.

Greenbriar Equity Group’s most common sectors for investment aretransportation (25%) and aerospace (22%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (44%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (29%). In total, Greenbriar Equity Group has invested in 14 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired American Tire Distributors for $700M.

In the last 3 years, Greenbriar Equity Group has exited 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (53%). Greenbriar Equity Group’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2010 when it sold American Tire Distributors for $1.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity53
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity21
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 7

Greenbriar Equity Group

555 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Suite A-201,
Rye, New York 10580
United States
(914) 925-9600
www.greenbriarequity.com
info@greenbriarequity.com

Greenbriar Equity Group is a specialized private equity firm focused on investing in the global transportation industry. Companies of interest include traditional carriers, such as railroads, cruise lines, airlines, air freight, shipping, and trucking, as well as ancillary manufacturers and service companies that support the transportation industry. Greenbriar will consider making majority as well as minority investments through a variety of structures, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, growth capital investments, corporate joint ventures and privatizations. The Firm targets equity commitments of $1000 to $1000 million per transaction. Greenbriar Equity was formed in 1999 and is based in Rye, New York.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Automotive, Distribution, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Stake Purchase, Joint Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 75 150
Enterprise Value 100 1,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 24 1 2 - 2 3 32
vol $959M $959M
Sell (1.8/yr) # 12 2 2 - 3 2 21
vol $3.6B $400M $360M $4.3B
  53

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Radwell International LLC 2022-04-04 - Recapitalization
Staffordshire , United Kingdom · www.radwell.co.uk
DART Aerospace 2022-03-14 360M USD Add-on Acquisition
Saint-Laurent, Quebec · www.dartaerospace.com
JEGS Automotive, Inc. 2022-02-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Delaware, Ohio · www.jegs.com
The Facilities Group 2022-02-08 - Secondary Buyout
Tampa, Florida · www.thefacilitiesgroup.com
Spireon, Inc. 2022-02-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Knoxville, Tennessee · www.spireon.com
BDP International, Inc. 2021-11-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.bdpinternational.com
PCX Aerostructures LLC 2021-04-26 - Secondary Buyout
Newington, Connecticut · www.pcxaero.com
Nordco, Inc. 2021-03-23 400M USD Add-on Acquisition
Oak Creek, Wisconsin · www.nordco.com
Oil Changers, Inc. 2021-03-08 - Secondary Buyout
Pleasanton, California · www.oilchangerinc.com
SEKO Logistics 2021-01-07 - Recapitalization
Itasca, Illinois · www.sekologistics.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
PCX Aerostructures LLC 2021-04-26 Integral Aerospace LLC 2021-08-03 2
Newington, Connecticut · www.pcxaero.com Santa Ana, California · www.integralaerospace.com
Whitcraft LLC 2017-04-04 LAI International, Inc. 2019-05-30 2
Eastford, Connecticut · www.whitcraft.com Westminster, Maryland · www.laico.com
EDAC Technologies Corp. 2013-05-07 EDAC - Aerospace Components Manufacturing Division 2015-09-22 1
Farmington, Connecticut · www.edactechnologies.com Cheshire, Connecticut
EDAC Technologies Corp. 2013-05-07 Parkway Aerospace & Defense/Parkway Products 2013-07-15 2
Farmington, Connecticut · www.edactechnologies.com Erlanger, Kentucky

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Transportation - - 8 (25%) -
Aerospace 4 (40%) 104M (100%) 7 (22%) 259M (27%)
Automotive 4 (40%) - 6 (19%) -
Distribution 1 (10%) - 5 (16%) 700M (73%)
Business Services 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 $104M 32 $959M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 8 (80%) 104M (100%) 26 (81%) 959M (100%)
  Connecticut 3 (30%) 104M (100%) 4 (13%) 104M (11%)
  California 1 (10%) - 3 (9%) 155M (16%)
  Ohio 1 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
  Arizona 1 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
  Texas 1 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (6%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (6%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (6%) -
  Washington - - 2 (6%) -
  Florida 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (3%) 700M (73%)
  Tennessee - - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (3%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (3%) -
United Kingdom 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Ireland 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Canada - - 1 (3%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (3%) -
France - - 1 (3%) -
Austria - - 1 (3%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 8 (80%) 104M (100%) 26 (81%) 959M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (20%) - 6 (19%) -
Total 10 $104M 32 $959M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 5 (50%) - 14 (44%) 700M (73%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (10%) - 9 (28%) -
Divestiture - - 3 (9%) 155M (16%)
Growth Capital 1 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Going Private 1 (10%) 104M (100%) 1 (3%) 104M (11%)
Consolidation 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
PIPE - - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 $104M 32 $959M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (38%) 1.3B (30%)
Trade Sale 6 (29%) 820M (19%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 5 (24%) 2.2B (51%)
IPO 1 (5%) -
Recapitalization 1 (5%) -
Total 21 $4.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Moelis & Co.
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
5
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
5
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $959M
TOTAL $959M
Largest American Tire Distributors, Inc.
$700M (2005-02-08)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 5 $3.0B
TOTAL $4.3B
Largest American Tire Distributors, Inc.
$1.3B (2010-04-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
44%
14 (44%)
Strategic(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
43%
9 (43%)
Strategic(s)
52%
11 (52%)

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