Greenbriar Equity Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Greenbriar Equity Group has acquired 5 companies.

Greenbriar Equity Group’s most common sectors for investment are transportation (30%) and aerospace (23%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (41%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%). In total, Greenbriar Equity Group has invested in 13 US states and 6 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 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (50%). 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 Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 6

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 21 1 2 1 2 - 27
vol $959M $959M
Sell (1.0/yr) # 11 - 1 2 2 - 16
vol $3.6B $3.6B
  43

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Lazer Spot, Inc. 2019-12-09 - Secondary Buyout
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.lazerspot.com
Lamb Ventures LLC 2019-07-11 - Secondary Buyout
Austin, Texas · www.lambstire.com
DART Aerospace 2019-03-11 - Divestiture
Saint-Laurent, Quebec · www.dartaerospace.com
Frauscher Sensor Technology 2019-02-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Sankt Marienkirchen bei Schärding, Austria · www.frauscher.com
Spireon, Inc. 2018-10-11 - Secondary Buyout
Knoxville, Tennessee · www.spireon.com
World Freight Company International 2018-05-08 - Secondary Buyout
Roissy, France · www.worldfreight.fr
Ryan Herco Flow Solutions, Inc. 2018-04-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Burbank, California · www.rhfs.com
Transplace, Inc. 2017-08-14 - Secondary Buyout
Frisco, Texas · www.transplace.com
Whitcraft LLC 2017-04-04 - Secondary Buyout
Eastford, Connecticut · www.whitcraft.com
GB Auto Service, Inc. 2017-01-01 - Consolidation
Tucson, Arizona
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
GB Auto Service, Inc. 2017-01-01 Sun Devil Auto 2020-07-08 6
Tucson, Arizona Tempe, Arizona · www.sundevilauto.com
GB Auto Service, Inc. 2017-01-01 Sun Auto Service 2020-07-08 5
Tucson, Arizona Georgetown, Texas · www.sunautoservice.com
Whitcraft LLC 2017-04-04 Evolution Aero LLC 2019-12-17 2
Eastford, Connecticut · www.whitcraft.com South Windsor, Connecticut · www.evoaero.com
Whitcraft LLC 2017-04-04 LAI International, Inc. 2019-05-30 1
Eastford, Connecticut · www.whitcraft.com Westminster, Maryland · www.laico.com
GB Auto Service, Inc. 2017-01-01 Evans Tire & Service Centers 2019-03-25 4
Tucson, Arizona San Diego, California · www.evanstire.com
GB Auto Service, Inc. 2017-01-01 Ramona Tire & Service Centers 2018-10-26 3
Tucson, Arizona Hemet, California · www.ramonatire.com
GB Auto Service, Inc. 2017-01-01 Tire Works Total Car Care 2018-10-26 2
Tucson, Arizona Las Vegas, Nevada · www.tireworks.com
GB Auto Service, Inc. 2017-01-01 BRAKEmax Car Care Centers 2017-01-01 1
Tucson, Arizona Tucson, Arizona · www.brakemax.com
EDAC Technologies Corp. 2013-05-07 Flanagan Industries LP 2016-11-01 2
Farmington, Connecticut · www.edactechnologies.com Glastonbury, Connecticut · www.flanaganindustries.com
EDAC Technologies Corp. 2013-05-07 EDAC - Aerospace Components Manufacturing Division 2015-09-22 1
Farmington, Connecticut · www.edactechnologies.com Cheshire, Connecticut

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Transportation 1 (11%) - 8 (30%) -
Aerospace 4 (44%) 104M (100%) 6 (22%) 259M (27%)
Distribution - - 4 (15%) 700M (73%)
Automotive 2 (22%) - 4 (15%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Machinery 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 $104M 27 $959M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 7 (78%) 104M (100%) 22 (81%) 959M (100%)
  Connecticut 2 (22%) 104M (100%) 3 (11%) 104M (11%)
  Illinois 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
  Arizona 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
  Texas 1 (11%) - 2 (7%) -
  California - - 2 (7%) 155M (16%)
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (7%) -
  Georgia - - 2 (7%) -
  Washington - - 2 (7%) -
  Tennessee 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  North Carolina - - 1 (4%) 700M (73%)
  Ohio - - 1 (4%) -
  Michigan - - 1 (4%) -
Canada 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Quebec 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Ireland 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
France - - 1 (4%) -
Austria - - 1 (4%) -
Bermuda - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 7 (78%) 104M (100%) 22 (81%) 959M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (22%) - 5 (19%) -
Total 9 $104M 27 $959M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 4 (44%) - 11 (41%) 700M (73%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 8 (30%) -
Divestiture 1 (11%) - 3 (11%) 155M (16%)
Growth Capital 2 (22%) - 2 (7%) -
Going Private 1 (11%) 104M (100%) 1 (4%) 104M (11%)
Consolidation 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
PIPE - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 $104M 27 $959M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 8 (50%) 1.3B (36%)
Trade Sale 4 (25%) 820M (23%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (19%) 1.4B (41%)
IPO 1 (6%) -
Total 16 $3.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
4
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
3
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 3 $2.3B
TOTAL $3.6B
Largest American Tire Distributors, Inc.
$1.3B (2010-04-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
86%
18 86%
Strategic(s)
14%
3 14%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
61%
11 61%
Strategic(s)
39%
7 39%

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