Sale to Greenbriar Equity Group LLC

Sale to Greenbriar Equity Group LLC


Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Ryan Herco Flow Solutions


Ryan Herco Flow Solutions (“RHFS” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Morgenthaler Private Equity (“Morgenthaler”), recently completed its merger with an affiliate of Greenbriar Equity Group LLC (“Greenbriar”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Burbank, California, RHFS is a leading technical distributor of high value filtration, fluid handling and flow control products to the clean manufacturing and process industries. Through a nationwide platform and an emerging Asian presence, the Company serves over 15,000 customers in diverse, high growth end-markets, including industrial, semiconductor, water and wastewater, life science, power generation and other targeted industries.

Morgenthaler has been partnering with the managers of lower middle market manufacturing and business service companies for over twenty years. With offices in Boston and Cleveland, Morgenthaler primarily invests in founder- and family-owned businesses valued at $50 to $250 million, assisting in their development through operational, organizational, and strategic initiatives aimed at accelerating growth and profitability. Morgenthaler currently has $3 billion under management, including $450 million in its eighth fund, and has financed over 300 companies.

Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, a private equity firm with $1.5 billion of committed capital, focuses exclusively on the global transportation industry, including companies in freight and passenger transport, aerospace and defense, automotive, logistics and distribution, and related sectors. Greenbriar invests with proven management teams who are interested in being significant equity owners in their companies as well as with corporate partners who are interested in raising capital. Greenbriar’s partners bring many decades of experience at the highest levels within the transportation industry.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Tom Lange 813-273-8248
Steve Guy 414-765-7247
Matt Gehrke 414-298-5004
Jason Kliewer 813-273-8242
Sale to Greenbriar Equity Group LLC
April 2011
Ryan Herco Flow Solutions
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America