AE Industrial Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, AE Industrial Partners has acquired 6 companies.

AE Industrial Partners’ most common sectors for investment are aerospace (37%) and manufacturing (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (58%) and secondary buyout (22%). In total, AE Industrial Partners has invested in 14 US states.

In the last 3 years, AE Industrial Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (80%). AE Industrial Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2019 when it sold Wesco Aircraft Holdings for $1.9B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 9

AE Industrial Partners LLC

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(912)598-3102
www.aeroequity.com

AE Industrial Partners LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in aerospace and industrial companies. The Firm specifically looks for established, profitable companies in the aircraft propulsion (turbojet, turbofan and turboprop aircraft engines) and power generation (industrial turbines) industries, as well as the manufacture of OEM and replacement parts, and aftermarket maintenance, repair and overhaul. AE Industrial Partners was formed in 1998 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Energy Services and Equipment, Machinery

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - 1,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 7 2 3 2 5 - 19
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - - - 1 - 5
vol $12M $1.9B $1.9B
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AIM MRO LLC 2019-12-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Miamiville, Ohio · www.aimmro.com
Triman Industries, Inc. 2019-09-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
West Berlin, New Jersey · www.trimanindustries.com
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. 2019-08-09 1.9B USD Merger
Valencia, California · www.wescoair.com
Columbia Helicopters 2019-07-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Aurora, Oregon · www.colheli.com
Alpine Air Express, Inc. 2019-05-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Provo, Utah · www.alpine-air.com
Resolute Industrial LLC 2019-03-08 - Secondary Buyout
Wheeling, Illinois · www.resolute-industrial.com
Aerostructures Acquisition LLC 2018-10-09 - Secondary Buyout
Phoenix, Arizona · www.theatlasgroup.biz
Gryphon Technologies, Inc. 2018-09-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Washington, District of Columbia · www.gryphonlc.com
F.M.I., Inc. (FMI) 2017-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Park City, Kansas · www.fmi-incorporated.com
Bartlett Holdings, Inc. (dba BHI Energy) 2017-08-28 - Secondary Buyout
Weymouth, Massachusetts · www.bhienergy.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Gryphon Technologies, Inc. 2018-09-13 OMNITEC Solutions, Inc. 2020-01-02 3
Washington, District of Columbia · www.gryphonlc.com Bethesda, Maryland · www.omnitecinc.com
Belcan LLC 2015-06-04 JBR Technologies 2019-12-12 11
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.belcan.com Bellevue, Washington · www.base2s.com
Bartlett Holdings, Inc. (dba BHI Energy) 2017-08-28 Plaska Transmission Line Construction LLC 2019-11-13 2
Weymouth, Massachusetts · www.bhienergy.com Amarillo, Texas · www.plaskacontractors.com
Resolute Industrial LLC 2019-03-08 American Equipment Group, Inc. 2019-11-04 1
Wheeling, Illinois · www.resolute-industrial.com Fort Wayne, Indiana · www.americanequipmentgroup.com
Belcan LLC 2015-06-04 Lagoni Engineering Ltd. 2019-09-09 10
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.belcan.com London, United Kingdom · www.lagoni.co.uk
Gryphon Technologies, Inc. 2018-09-13 PGFM Solutions LLC 2019-07-02 2
Washington, District of Columbia · www.gryphonlc.com Blackwood, New Jersey · www.pgfmsols.com
Belcan LLC 2015-06-04 Robot Morning 2019-05-23 9
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.belcan.com Cincinnati, Ohio · www.robotmorning.com
Gryphon Technologies, Inc. 2018-09-13 Schafer Corp. 2019-03-15 12
Washington, District of Columbia · www.gryphonlc.com Arlington, Virginia · www.schafercorp.com
Belcan LLC 2015-06-04 Sitec Group 2019-02-04 8
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.belcan.com Bristol, United Kingdom · www.sitecgroup.com
CDI Corp. 2017-07-31 CDI Corp. - Talent & Technology Solutions Business 2018-10-02 2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.cdicorp.com Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Aerospace 6 (38%) - 7 (37%) -
Manufacturing 2 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
Staffing 2 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
Business Services 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Communications - - 1 (5%) -
Defense 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Distribution 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (5%) -
Engineering 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Transportation 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 16 - 19 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 16 (100%) - 19 (100%) -
  Ohio 2 (13%) - 3 (16%) -
  Florida 2 (13%) - 3 (16%) -
  Illinois 2 (13%) - 2 (11%) -
  Utah 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Oregon 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Michigan 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Kansas 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  California 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Arizona 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (5%) -
Total 16 - 19 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 9 (56%) - 11 (58%) -
Secondary Buyout 4 (25%) - 4 (21%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Going Private 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Venture - - 1 (5%) -
Total 16 - 19 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (40%) 12M (1%)
Trade Sale 2 (40%) -
Merger 1 (20%) 1.9B (99%)
Total 5 $1.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
3
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
12
PwC Law LLP
1
White & Case LLP
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.9B
< $100M 1 $12M
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.
$1.9B (2019-08-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
6 100%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
5 100%

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