PHILADELPHIA, December 6, 2018 - BDP International (“BDP”), a leading privately held global logistics and transportation services company, has selected Greenbriar Equity Group (“Greenbriar”), a New York-based private equity firm with substantial experience in the international logistics space, as its first strategic equity partner.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, BDP International is a global industry leader in international logistics, transportation and supply chain solutions. BDP supports the unique supply chain needs of its diverse customer base, including those in the chemical and petrochemical, healthcare and life sciences, oil and gas, manufacturing, and retail and consumer good sectors. BDP is universally recognized for offering a best-in-class suite of visibility and supply chain management tools through its BDP Smart® technology. The company operates in 148 owned offices in 34 countries across the globe and employs over 5,000 logistics professionals worldwide.
“We first sought out BDP 15 years ago and introduced ourselves because of its outstanding reputation as a customer-focused, global logistics provider with a highly talented team,” said Jill Raker, a Managing Partner at Greenbriar. “We’ve had the pleasure to get to know the business and team in depth over the last number of years and are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with them and to invest in BDP’s future growth.”
“BDP has been a household name in global logistics for the past 52 years, with customer service as our top priority,” said Richard J. Bolte, Jr., Chairman and CEO of BDP International. “Greenbriar has a long-standing focus in the logistics sector and understands our business, strategy, and culture. This partnership will enable our team to pursue new organic initiatives, acquisitions, and investments that provide our esteemed customers with additional solutions to better manage their supply chains. I am thrilled to continue as CEO and am delighted that our executive leadership team will remain fully intact. We look forward to collaborating with Greenbriar and are excited about the possibilities our new partnership with Greenbriar will generate.”