SunSource’s Acquisition of Ryan Herco Flow Solutions


Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is SunSource’s legal advisor. Harris Williams & Co is the financial advisor to RHFS, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the company’s legal advisor.

SunSource Holdings, Inc. (“SunSource”), a leading distributor of fluid power and fluid process components and systems in the U.S. and Canada, today completed the acquisition of Ryan Herco Flow Solutions (“RHFS”), a specialty distributor of flow solutions for mission-critical fluids, from Greenbriar Equity Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

RHFS is the leading nationwide distributor of high-purity and corrosion-resistant fluid conveyance, measurement and control products used in mission-critical systems across a wide range of industrial applications. RHFS distributes a broad portfolio of filtration products, pressure piping systems, tubing and tube fittings, as well as pumps, valves and process instrumentation. RHFS distributes more than 70,000 SKUs from 31 locations to more than 15,000 active customers.

SunSource Holdings Inc. designs and distributes fluid power and motion control technologies. The Company offers products, engineering, and repair services for hydraulic, pneumatic, motion control, and filtration systems. SunSource serves the oil and gas, infrastructure, agricultural equipment, mining, forestry, and alternative energy industries in the United States and Canada.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advised SunSource Holdings, Inc. with a team including Paul S. Bird (Picture), Peter A. Furci, Meir D. Katz, Henry Lebowitz and Jeffrey Ross, Erin Cleary, Stuart Hammer and Erich O. Grosz, Giselle Alvarado, Bill Barlow, Peter J. Dalmasy, Spencer K. Gilbert, Michelle M. Hillenbrand, Franklin L. Mitchell, Ryan T. Rafferty, Lena E. Smith and Milan Udawatta.

Involved fees earner: Paul Bird – Debevoise & Plimpton; Giselle Alvarado – Debevoise & Plimpton; Bill Barlow – Debevoise & Plimpton; Spencer Gilbert – Debevoise & Plimpton; Milan Udawatta – Debevoise & Plimpton; Peter Furci – Debevoise & Plimpton; Lena Smith – Debevoise & Plimpton; Erin Cleary – Debevoise & Plimpton; Meir Katz – Debevoise & Plimpton; Peter Dalmasy – Debevoise & Plimpton; Franklin Mitchell – Debevoise & Plimpton; Henry Lebowitz – Debevoise & Plimpton; Michelle Hillenbrand – Debevoise & Plimpton; Jeffrey Ross – Debevoise & Plimpton; Ryan Rafferty – Debevoise & Plimpton; Stuart Hammer – Debevoise & Plimpton; Erich Grosz – Debevoise & Plimpton;

Law Firms: Debevoise & Plimpton;

Clients: SunSource Holdings Inc;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti