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Transplace Selects New Equity Partner TPG Capital

August 14, 2017
Transplace Selects New Equity Partner TPG Capital

Partnership to Further Support the Transportation Services and Technology Company’s Growth and Commitment to Delivering Innovative Logistics Solutions to Shippers

Dallas, TX, New York, NY, August 14, 2017 Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, today announced that the company has selected TPG Capital (“TPG”), the global private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, as its new equity partner. TPG and management will acquire Transplace from Greenbriar Equity Group LLC (“Greenbriar”), who joined with Transplace management to acquire the company in 2013. The transaction is expected to close in late-September. Terms of the transaction will not be disclosed.Transplace is a North American non-asset based logistics services provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. As the largest managed transportation service provider in North America, Transplace generates gross revenue in excess of $1.8 billion from more than 1,000 customers.

“As customer expectations for fast and transparent service and delivery increase, the supply chain is quickly becoming more complex. As a result, many companies have started to outsource freight spend in order to achieve better procurement at a lower operating cost,” said Jack Daly, firm partner and global head of industrials and business services for TPG Capital. “Transplace is providing an expansive, high-quality, customizable solution for managing today’s supply chain. The company’s leadership, ongoing focus on innovation, and customer service is unmatched, and we believe Transplace is well positioned to thrive from the immense technological change happening within logistics today. We are excited to partner with Tom, Frank and the Transplace team to accelerate growth, both organically and through acquisition.”

“We are excited to partner with TPG Capital, which has a long history of creating value across sectors, including software, technology and industrials,” said Frank McGuigan, president & COO, Transplace. “As our new equity partner, TPG will support the continued growth of our business, while building value for our customers and creating attractive opportunities for employees.”

Transplace CEO Tom Sanderson added, “We have enjoyed working with Jill Raker and the Greenbriar team. Our partnership with them enabled Transplace to significantly enhance our capabilities through four successful acquisitions in the last four years, including leading cross-border freight management company, Laser Ramos Gil; U.S. managed transportation service providers M33 Integrated and Logistics Management Solutions; and Canadian transportation management provider Lakeside Logistics. Over our history, we have completed seven transactions and with TPG Capital, we intend to continue to supplement our strong organic growth track record with strategic acquisitions.”

Transplace and Greenbriar were advised by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Hughes, Hubbard, & Reed LLP. TPG was advised by Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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About TPG Capital

TPG is a leading global alternative asset firm founded in 1992 with more than  $73 billion of assets under management and offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, and Singapore. TPG’s investment platforms are across a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth venture, real estate, credit, and public equity. TPG aims to build dynamic products and options for its investors while also instituting discipline and operational excellence across its investment strategies and the performance of its portfolio. For more information, visit

About Transplace

Transplace is a North American non-asset based logistics services provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company is the premier provider of managed transportation, consulting & TMS solutions; and intermodal, truck brokerage, and cross-border trade services. With operations centers located throughout North America, Transplace delivers integrated solutions tailored to meet in-country and cross-border supply chain needs. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base ranging from mid-market shippers to Fortune 500 companies.

About Greenbriar Equity Group

Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, a private equity firm with over $2.5 billion of committed capital, focuses exclusively on the global transportation industry, including companies in logistics and distribution, freight and passenger transport, aerospace and defense, automotive, 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. Additional information may be found at

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