AE Industrial Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, AE Industrial Partners has acquired 17 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

AE Industrial Partners’ most common sectors for investment areaerospace (36%) and information technology (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (62%) and secondary buyout (20%). In total, AE Industrial Partners has invested in 19 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, AE Industrial Partners has exited 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (78%). 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 Activity39
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 14

AE Industrial Partners

2500 N Military Trail, Suite 470,
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
United States
(561) 372-7820
www.aeroequity.com
info@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, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Defense, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Software, Staffing, Transportation

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

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (4.0/yr) # 11 2 5 7 5 1 31
Sell (1.0/yr) # 4 1 1 - 2 1 9
vol $12M $1.9B $350M $2.3B
  40

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bartlett Holdings, Inc. 2022-04-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Weymouth, Massachusetts · www.bhienergy.com
Firefly Aerospace 2022-02-24 - Stake Purchase
Cedar Park, Texas · www.firefly.com
Gryphon Technologies, Inc. 2021-11-01 350M USD Add-on Acquisition
Washington, District of Columbia · www.gryphonlc.com
Fire Team Solutions LLC 2021-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Reston, Virginia · www.fireteamsolutions.com
HealthWay 2021-09-30 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Pulaski, New York · www.healthway.com
Altus Fire and Life Safety 2021-05-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brooklyn, New York · www.altusfire.com
Enercon Services, Inc. 2021-02-02 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kennesaw, Georgia · www.enercon.com
UAV Factory Ltd. 2021-01-28 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Riga, Latvia · www.uavfactory.com
PRE LLC 2020-11-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Tyson's Corner, Virginia · www.pangiam.com
PCI LLC 2020-10-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Columbia, Maryland · www.gopci.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
PRE LLC 2020-11-04 VeriScan 2021-03-19 3
Tyson's Corner, Virginia · www.pangiam.com Washington, District of Columbia · www.airportveriscan.com
NuWave Solutions 2020-06-22 ProModel Government Services 2020-12-22 2
McLean, Virginia · www.nuwavesolutions.com Allentown, Pennsylvania
Belcan LLC 2015-06-04 Avista, Inc. 2020-11-18 15
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.belcan.com Platteville, Wisconsin · www.avistainc.com
Applied Composites 2016-05-19 Alliance Spacesystems LLC 2020-09-02 3
Dr. Lake Forest, California · www.acamfg.com Los Alamitos, California · www.alliancespacesystems.com
Belcan LLC 2015-06-04 Schafer Corp. 2019-03-15 1
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.belcan.com Arlington, Virginia · www.schafercorp.com
The Atlas Group 2018-10-09 F.M.I., Inc. 2018-10-09 1
Wichita, Kansas · www.atlasgroupaero.com Park City, Kansas
CDI Corp. 2017-07-31 CDI Corp. - Talent & Technology Solutions Business 2018-10-02 2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.cdicorp.com Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Belcan LLC 2015-06-04 Omega Engineering Services Ltd. 2018-08-01 14
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.belcan.com Cheltenham, United Kingdom · www.omega-oes.co.uk
CDI Corp. 2017-07-31 CDI Corp. - Aerospace & Industrial Equipment Business 2017-12-12 2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.cdicorp.com Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Aerospace 8 (33%) - 11 (35%) -
Information Technology 3 (13%) - 3 (10%) -
Manufacturing 3 (13%) - 3 (10%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - 2 (6%) -
Defense 1 (4%) - 2 (6%) -
Staffing 2 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Communications - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 24 - 31 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 23 (96%) - 30 (97%) -
  Florida 2 (8%) - 4 (13%) -
  Virginia 3 (13%) - 3 (10%) -
  New York 3 (13%) - 3 (10%) -
  Ohio 2 (8%) - 3 (10%) -
  Utah 2 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
  Kansas 1 (4%) - 2 (6%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  California 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Vermont 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Texas 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Oregon 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (3%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
Latvia 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 24 - 31 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 14 (58%) - 19 (61%) -
Secondary Buyout 5 (21%) - 6 (19%) -
Add-on Acquisition 2 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Going Private 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Growth Capital 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Venture - - 1 (3%) -
Total 24 - 31 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 4 (44%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (33%) 362M (16%)
Merger 1 (11%) 1.9B (84%)
SPAC 1 (11%) -
Total 9 $2.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
6
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
2
Harris Williams & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
21
Ernst & Young - Law
3
Akerman Senterfitt LLP
2

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.9B
$100M to $1B 1 $350M
< $100M 1 $12M
TOTAL $2.3B
Largest Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.
$1.9B (2019-08-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
6 (19%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
89%
8 (89%)

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