Experienced Operating Partner Joins LongueVue Capital to Support Industrial Services Investment Strategy
New Orleans, LA, March 5, 2020 – LongueVue Capital (“LVC”), a partnership-driven, operator-centric private equity firm based in New Orleans with approximately $500 million of assets under management, announced today that Bryan Landry joined the firm as an Operating Partner to support LVC’s industrial services strategy.
Bryan, the Founder and longtime CEO of former LVC portfolio company Ardent Services (“Ardent”), has over four decades of experience as a senior executive serving the world’s largest energy, petrochemical, and industrial players. Under his leadership, Ardent grew to become one of the nation’s largest electrical and instrumentation (“E&I”) services companies covering the heavy industrial and petrochemical industries with over 2,400 employees. Prior to founding Ardent, Bryan was the President of SECO Industries, a Louisiana-based E&I services provider. Over the course of his career, Bryan has been an industry leader, building differentiated services companies with best-in-class business development, project management, and health, safety, and environmental practices.
Ray Jeandron, LVC Partner who helps lead the firm’s industrial services investment strategy, commented, “Bryan’s experience as an entrepreneur in the heavy industrial sector, building a company over several industry cycles from a start-up to a $400 million dollar operation, will be highly valuable to our investing and value creation efforts. We are excited about pursuing the significant opportunities in the industrial and petrochemical services sector, and Bryan will be a tremendous resource for LVC and our management team partners.”
John McNamara, LVC’s Co-Founder and Managing Partner, added, “As a former portfolio company executive, limited partner, and long-time friend, I could not think of a better executive to team up with LVC to support our industrial services strategy. Ardent remains one of LVC’s most successful investments, and Bryan knows LVC’s partnership style and approach first-hand. We are delighted to welcome Bryan on board as an operating partner.”
Within industrial services, LVC is pursuing investment opportunities that serve the midstream, downstream, petrochemical, and industrial infrastructure sectors. We are focused on value-add and differentiated service lines including electrical and instrumentation services, specialty piping and mechanical services, environmental and maintenance services, and specialized product and manufacturing businesses.
Bryan commented, “It has been a privilege working with the LongueVue Capital team for nearly two decades as a management team partner, investor, and advisor. With their industry experience, geographic advantage in the Gulf South, ability to add strategic value, and sincere focus on partnership, LVC is an ideal partner for entrepreneurs in the industrial services sector. I look forward to leveraging my experience in our sector to accelerate value creation for LVC’s portfolio companies.”
About LongueVue Capital:
Founded in 2001, LongueVue Capital is a New Orleans-based private equity firm that focuses on providing human capital, financial capital, and a skill set built upon a successful 19-year track record of partnering with entrepreneurs and management teams to drive value creation in middle market companies. Having managed over $500 million of capital spanning three funds coupled with 150 years of combined operating and investing experience, our team is the ideal partner for middle market companies at inflection points and seeking to maximize value.
Our opportunistic investment strategy provides the flexibility to partner with attractive businesses across a variety of industries and situations, and we tailor transaction structures to meet company and stakeholders’ objectives. While we are selective with our investment strategy, we target growth-oriented companies with scalable, sustainable business models and exceptional leadership teams.
Our proactive, hands-on approach enables us to be thoughtful stewards of our portfolio companies and trusted and dependable strategic partners to all stakeholders. Together with our entrepreneur and management team partners, we help create superior value for our portfolio companies and investors.
To learn more about LongueVue Capital, please visit our website at www.lvcpartners.com. For inquiries regarding our industrial services investment strategy, please contact Ray Jeandron, Partner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504.293.3600.