AE Industrial Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, AE Industrial Partners has acquired 17 companies.

AE Industrial Partners’ most common sectors for investment are aerospace (36%) and manufacturing (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (65%) and secondary buyout (22%). In total, AE Industrial Partners has invested in 18 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, AE Industrial Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (84%). 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 Activity34
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 10

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.0/yr) # 8 3 2 5 7 3 28
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 - 1 1 - - 6
vol $12M $1.9B $1.9B
  34

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cross-Fire & Security Co. 2021-05-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brooklyn, New York · www.cfsnyc.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
Seanair Machine Co., Inc. 2020-10-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Farmingdale, New York · www.seanairmachine.com
NuWave Solutions 2020-06-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
McLean, Virginia · www.nuwavesolutions.com
G.S. Precision, Inc. 2020-03-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brattleboro, Vermont · www.gsprecision.com
Redwire 2020-03-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Jacksonville, Florida · www.redwire.space
American Pacific Corporation 2020-02-06 - Secondary Buyout
Cedar City, Utah · www.ampac.us
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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 14
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
Redwire 2020-03-01 Adcole Maryland Aerospace LLC 2020-03-02 6
Jacksonville, Florida · www.redwire.space Marlborough, Massachusetts · www.adcolemai.com
Gryphon Technologies, Inc. 2018-09-13 Schafer Corp. 2019-03-15 17
Washington, District of Columbia · www.gryphonlc.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 13
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%) - 10 (36%) -
Manufacturing 3 (13%) - 3 (11%) -
Business Services 2 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Defense 2 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Information Technology 2 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Staffing 2 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Engineering 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Safety/Security 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 24 - 28 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 23 (96%) - 27 (96%) -
  Florida 3 (13%) - 4 (14%) -
  Ohio 2 (8%) - 3 (11%) -
  New York 2 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
  Virginia 2 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
  Utah 2 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
  Kansas 1 (4%) - 2 (7%) -
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  Maryland 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  Indiana 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  California 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  Vermont 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  Oregon 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (4%) -
Latvia 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 24 - 28 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 15 (63%) - 18 (64%) -
Secondary Buyout 6 (25%) - 6 (21%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Going Private 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (4%) - 1 (4%) -
Venture - - 1 (4%) -
Total 24 - 28 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 3 (50%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (33%) 12M (1%)
Merger 1 (17%) 1.9B (99%)
Total 6 $1.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
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6
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
19
Ernst & Young - Law
2
Akerman Senterfitt LLP
2

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
Investor(s)
21%
6 (21%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
6 (100%)

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