Investment Profile

Companies considered most attractive for investment possess several of the following characteristics:

  • Leading market position
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Positioned to benefit from secular change
  • Ability to grow revenues, earnings and free cash flow
  • High quality management team
Greenbriar generally targets companies with enterprise values ranging from $100 million to $1 billion or more. Greenbriar typically invests between $75 million to $150 million of equity capital in each transaction and will consider smaller or larger investments where appropriate. Given that our relationships extend to many of the largest companies in the transportation industry, we will consider co-investment or partnering in larger transactions.

Greenbriar will pursue a variety of transaction structures, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, growth capital investments, corporate joint ventures and privatizations. The firm also works with corporate partners who are interested in raising capital from a financial partner in order to make an acquisition, expand a promising business or divest a subsidiary.
"Greenbriar is an extremely collaborative partner and has unparalleled commercial relationships. Their strategic vision and operational know-how have enhanced our company’s growth profile." Tom Sanderson, CEO
Transplace
Investment Strategy

Companies considered most attractive for investment possess several of the following characteristics:

  • Leading market position
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Positioned to benefit from secular change
  • Ability to grow revenues, earnings and free cash flow
  • High quality management team
Greenbriar generally targets companies with enterprise values ranging from $100 million to $1 billion or more. Greenbriar typically invests between $75 million to $150 million of equity capital in each transaction and will consider smaller or larger investments where appropriate. Given that our relationships extend to many of the largest companies in the transportation industry, we will consider co-investment or partnering in larger transactions.

Greenbriar will pursue a variety of transaction structures, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, growth capital investments, corporate joint ventures and privatizations. The firm also works with corporate partners who are interested in raising capital from a financial partner in order to make an acquisition, expand a promising business or divest a subsidiary.
"Greenbriar is an extremely collaborative partner and has unparalleled commercial relationships. Their strategic vision and operational know-how have enhanced our company’s growth profile." Tom Sanderson, CEO
Transplace

Greenbriar is an active partner with management throughout the life of an investment. Target companies are capitalized appropriately to support their business strategies and operating plans. Greenbriar provides strategic and commercial support to leverage management’s efforts in developing and executing goals and objectives.

Operational Capabilities
A core element of Greenbriar’s business model is the integration of our operating expertise and experience into all phases of the investment process. A number of our fully-dedicated senior investment professionals previously served as corporate CEOs, and we have developed an extensive network of additional executives who serve on boards and make other substantial strategic, commercial and operational contributions to our companies.

Commitment to Partnering
Greenbriar invests with and supports superior management teams who are interested in being significant equity owners in the companies they manage and with whom Greenbriar can work collaboratively to realize the full potential of their businesses.

"Greenbriar provided our company with tremendous access to several resources which we wouldn’t have been able to tap on our own.  Their industry expertise is both deep and broad, and their network of industry contacts and operating executives brings a truly unique set of capabilities to the mix." John Hamilton, Former CEO
Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.