Greenbriar Equity Group has promoted Michael Weiss to Managing Director. Mr. Weiss joined Greenbriar in 2004 and is active sourcing and structuring investments in the transportation space – a Greenbrier specialty – with a particular focus on the rail, logistics, and automotive sectors.
Before joining Greenbriar Mr. Weiss worked in the Financial Sponsors and Leveraged Finance Group at Merrill Lynch & Co, advising private equity clients on the purchase and sale of portfolio companies and capital structure alternatives. He currently serves as Director of Nordco Holdings, a provider of equipment, parts and services to the railroad maintenance-of-way, railcar moving and rail flaw detection sectors. He has also served in board roles at GENCO Distribution System, Grakon International, Western Peterbilt, and Transplace Holdings. Mr. Weiss graduated with a degree in Economics and a minor in Religion from Duke University.
Greenbriar Equity Group invests from $50 million to $150 million per transaction in the global transportation industry, including companies in the aerospace and air transport, automotive, distribution, industrial equipment and components, logistics, MRO, and surface transport sectors. The firm closed Greenbriar Equity Fund III, LP in June 2014 with $1.1 billion of committed capital, the firm’s largest fund to date, and in total manages $2.5 billion of committed capital. Greenbriar Equity Group is based in Rye, NY (www.greenbriarequity.com).
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