Greenbriar Equity Group has named two new managing partners with the promotions of Michael Weiss and Niall McComiskey.
“Michael and Niall have both distinguished themselves as respected leaders and proven investment professionals,” said Regg Jones, a managing partner and co-founder of Greenbriar. “Their promotions to managing partner reflects the strong confidence we have in their abilities. They have been instrumental in creating new investment opportunities and embody the talent, performance and commitment that we value in our culture.”
Mr. Weiss joined Greenbriar in 2004 and has led the sourcing and structuring of several investments with a focus on the rail, logistics, and industrial and business services sectors. Prior to joining Greenbriar, he worked in the financial sponsors and leveraged finance group at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Weiss earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Duke University.
Mr. McComiskey joined Greenbriar in 2006 and leads the firm’s investment activities in the distribution sector, while also having worked on investments in the aerospace, commercial vehicle, and maritime sectors. Prior to joining Greenbriar, he was a vice president at HSH Nordbank and earlier in his career he worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Deutsche Bank. Mr. McComiskey earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Yale University.
Greenbriar invests from $75 million to $150 million of equity per transaction in businesses that have enterprise values from $100 million to $1 billion. Sectors of interest include advanced manufacturing, aerospace & defense, automotive aftermarket, business and industrial services, specialty distribution, logistics, and rail.
In December 2019, Greenbriar closed the $80 million acquisition of publicly traded Arotech, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based provider of simulation software and hardware used in training applications; electronics contract manufacturing; and power systems and batteries used in military, law enforcement, and homeland security applications.
Greenbriar was founded in 1999 and is based in Rye, New York.
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