AE Industrial Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, AE Industrial Partners has acquired 7 companies.

AE Industrial Partners’ most common sectors for investment are aerospace (40%) and manufacturing (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and secondary buyout (31%). In total, AE Industrial Partners has invested in 16 US states.

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 Activity29
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 9

AE Industrial Partners, LP

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 7 2 3 2 5 4 23
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 - - 1 1 - 6
vol $12M $1.9B $1.9B
  29

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
G.S. Precision, Inc. 2020-03-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Brattleboro, Vermont · www.gsprecision.com
Adcole Maryland Aerospace LLC 2020-03-02 - Divestiture
Marlborough, Massachusetts · www.adcolemai.com
American Pacific 2020-02-06 - Secondary Buyout
Cedar City, Utah · www.ampac.us
American Pacific Corp. 2020-02-06 - Secondary Buyout
Niagara Falls, New York · www.apfc.com
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 - Secondary Buyout
Provo, Utah · www.alpine-air.com
Resolute Industrial LLC 2019-03-08 - Secondary Buyout
Indianapolis, Illinois · www.resolute-industrial.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Alpine Air Express, Inc. 2019-05-01 Great Lakes Airlines 2020-04-08 1
Provo, Utah · www.alpine-air.com Cheyenne, Wyoming · www.flygreatlakes.com
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
Bartlett Holdings, Inc. 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
Indianapolis, Illinois · www.resolute-industrial.com Fort Wayne, Indiana · www.americanequipmentgroup.com
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
Gryphon Technologies, Inc. 2018-09-13 Schafer Corp. 2019-03-15 1
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
Bartlett Holdings, Inc. 2017-08-28 D&D Power, Inc. 2018-06-26 1
Weymouth, Massachusetts · www.bhienergy.com , United States
Applied Composites 2016-05-19 San Diego Composites, Inc. 2018-02-27 2
Dr. Lake Forest, California · www.acamfg.com San Diego, California · www.sdcomposites.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Aerospace 7 (39%) - 9 (39%) -
Manufacturing 3 (17%) - 3 (13%) -
Chemicals 2 (11%) - 2 (9%) -
Staffing 1 (6%) - 2 (9%) -
Business Services 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Communications - - 1 (4%) -
Defense 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Distribution 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 - 23 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 18 (100%) - 23 (100%) -
  Ohio 1 (6%) - 3 (13%) -
  Utah 2 (11%) - 2 (9%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (11%) - 2 (9%) -
  Illinois 2 (11%) - 2 (9%) -
  Kansas 1 (6%) - 2 (9%) -
  Florida 1 (6%) - 2 (9%) -
  Vermont 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Oregon 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  New York 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Michigan 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  Connecticut 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  California 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 - 23 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (39%) - 11 (48%) -
Secondary Buyout 7 (39%) - 7 (30%) -
Add-on Acquisition 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Divestiture 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Going Private 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (6%) - 1 (4%) -
Venture - - 1 (4%) -
Total 18 - 23 -

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
PwC Corporate Finance LLC
5
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
15
Akerman Senterfitt LLP
2
PwC Law 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)
90%
9 90%
Strategic(s)
10%
1 10%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
6 100%

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