American Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

American Capital’s most common sectors for investment areconsumer products (9%) and manufacturing (9%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and secondary buyout (23%). In total, American Capital has invested in 38 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired AmWINS Group for $1.3B.

In the last 3 years, American Capital has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (45%). American Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Air Distribution Technologies for $1.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity454
    • M&A Buy Activity260
    • M&A Sell Activity194
  • Total Sectors Invested 46
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 184
  • M&A Advisors 10

American Capital

2 Bethesda Metro Center,
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
United States
(301) 951-6122
www.americancapital.com
Info@americancapital.com

American Capital was a publicly traded buyout and mezzanine investment firm. American Capital invested in buyouts, growth capital financings, acquistion financings, and recapitalizations. The Firm looked to finance businesses with at least $4 million in EBITDA and valued between $20 and $500 million. American Capital ws a generalist firm with broad interest in traditional industries such as manufacturing, distribution, and services. American Capital's European investment affiliate is European Capital. European Capital looked to invest $10 to $600 million of equity, mezzanine, and/or senior debt in similar opportunities across Europe. American Capital was formed in 1997 and in January 2017, merged with Ares Capital Management.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Apparel/Textiles, Automotive, Beverages, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Defense, Distribution, Education, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Financial Services, Food, Forest Products, Franchising, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Life Science, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Plastics, Publishing, Real Estate, Retail, Safety/Security, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed, PIPE

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Nordic

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 10 600
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 260 - - - - - 260
vol $9.3B $9.3B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 191 1 2 - - - 194
vol $17.6B $17.6B
  454

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pelican Products, Inc. 2021-10-19 - Secondary Sale
Torrance, California · www.pelican.com
Transtar Industries, Inc. 2021-01-22 - Secondary Sale
Cleveland, Ohio · www.transtar1.com
Unison Software, Inc. 2020-06-29 - Secondary Sale
Dulles, Virginia · www.unisonglobal.com
Consolidated Precision Products, Inc. 2019-06-14 - Recapitalization
Cleveland, Ohio · www.cppcorp.com
TestAmerica Environmental Services LLC 2018-10-01 175M USD Trade Sale
North Canton, Ohio · www.testamericainc.com
A.S.A.P. Industries Manufacturing, Inc. 2018-07-10 - Secondary Sale
Houma, Louisiana · www.asapindustries.com
Flexera Software, Inc. 2017-12-19 - Secondary Sale
Schaumburg, Illinois · www.flexerasoftware.com
SMG Holdings, Inc. 2017-12-11 - Secondary Sale
West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania · www.smgworld.com
Schulman Associates IRB, Inc. 2017-11-07 - Merger
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.sairb.com
Tekni-Plex, Inc. 2017-10-17 - Secondary Sale
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.tekni-plex.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Consumer Products - - 22 (8%) 543M (5%)
Manufacturing - - 22 (8%) 224M (2%)
Business Services - - 18 (7%) 1.3B (12%)
Automotive - - 13 (5%) 482M (5%)
Food - - 12 (5%) 43M (< 1%)
Information Technology - - 10 (4%) 683M (7%)
Healthcare Services - - 10 (4%) 79M (1%)
Machinery - - 10 (4%) 75M (1%)
Software - - 9 (3%) 1.1B (11%)
Building Materials - - 9 (3%) 63M (1%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 8 (3%) 60M (1%)
Financial Services - - 8 (3%) -
Electronics - - 7 (3%) -
Medical Products - - 7 (3%) -
Engineering - - 6 (2%) 1.5B (14%)
Distribution - - 6 (2%) 112M (1%)
Electrical Equipment - - 6 (2%) 31M (< 1%)
Life Science - - 5 (2%) 317M (3%)
Packaging - - 5 (2%) 284M (3%)
Internet Software and Services - - 5 (2%) 39M (< 1%)
Aerospace - - 5 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 4 (2%) 574M (6%)
Chemicals - - 4 (2%) 137M (1%)
Safety/Security - - 4 (2%) 72M (1%)
Apparel/Textiles - - 4 (2%) -
Media - - 4 (2%) -
Retail - - 4 (2%) -
Transportation - - 4 (2%) -
Education - - 3 (1%) 440M (4%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 3 (1%) 244M (2%)
Environmental - - 3 (1%) 147M (1%)
Franchising - - 3 (1%) 77M (1%)
Communications - - 3 (1%) 75M (1%)
Consumer Services - - 3 (1%) -
Furniture - - 2 (1%) 380M (4%)
Defense - - 2 (1%) -
Marketing - - 2 (1%) -
Plastics - - 2 (1%) -
Insurance - - 1 (< 1%) 1.3B (13%)
Agriculture - - 1 (< 1%) -
Beverages - - 1 (< 1%) -
Construction - - 1 (< 1%) -
Information Services - - 1 (< 1%) -
Marine - - 1 (< 1%) -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (< 1%) -
Real Estate - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total - - 265 $10.4B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States - - 253 (95%) 9.4B (91%)
  California - - 47 (18%) 707M (7%)
  Texas - - 23 (9%) 1.2B (12%)
  Pennsylvania - - 15 (6%) 708M (7%)
  Ohio - - 13 (5%) 964M (9%)
  Illinois - - 13 (5%) 683M (7%)
  Florida - - 12 (5%) 27M (< 1%)
  New York - - 11 (4%) 728M (7%)
  Georgia - - 11 (4%) 649M (6%)
  Virginia - - 11 (4%) 45M (< 1%)
  New Jersey - - 9 (3%) 31M (< 1%)
  Wisconsin - - 8 (3%) 764M (7%)
  Massachusetts - - 7 (3%) -
  Alabama - - 6 (2%) -
  Tennessee - - 6 (2%) -
  Connecticut - - 5 (2%) -
  North Carolina - - 4 (2%) 1.3B (13%)
  Colorado - - 4 (2%) 480M (5%)
  Maryland - - 4 (2%) 147M (1%)
  New Hampshire - - 4 (2%) 30M (< 1%)
  Kansas - - 4 (2%) 9M (< 1%)
  South Carolina - - 4 (2%) -
  Michigan - - 4 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 3 (1%) 548M (5%)
  Minnesota - - 3 (1%) -
  Iowa - - 3 (1%) -
  Arizona - - 2 (1%) 79M (1%)
  Utah - - 2 (1%) 30M (< 1%)
  Washington - - 2 (1%) -
  Nebraska - - 2 (1%) -
  Maine - - 2 (1%) -
  Indiana - - 2 (1%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (< 1%) 114M (1%)
  Louisiana - - 1 (< 1%) 89M (1%)
  Missouri - - 1 (< 1%) 39M (< 1%)
  Oklahoma - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Nevada - - 1 (< 1%) -
  Montana - - 1 (< 1%) -
Canada - - 4 (2%) 411M (4%)
  Ontario - - 4 (2%) 411M (4%)
France - - 4 (2%) 72M (1%)
United Kingdom - - 1 (< 1%) 380M (4%)
Luxembourg - - 1 (< 1%) 85M (1%)
China - - 1 (< 1%) -
Puerto Rico - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total - - 265 $10.4B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 125 (47%) 1.1B (11%)
Secondary Buyout - - 60 (23%) 4.3B (41%)
Growth Capital - - 25 (9%) 721M (7%)
Recapitalization - - 21 (8%) 2.1B (20%)
Divestiture - - 14 (5%) 1.3B (13%)
Consolidation - - 7 (3%) 283M (3%)
Going Private - - 4 (2%) 515M (5%)
Acquisition Financing - - 3 (1%) 9M (< 1%)
PIPE - - 3 (1%) -
Venture - - 2 (1%) -
Special Situations/Distressed - - 1 (< 1%) -
Total - - 265 $10.4B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 74 (38%) 6.5B (37%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 51 (26%) 9.0B (52%)
Trade Sale 40 (21%) 1.6B (9%)
Merger 10 (5%) 341M (2%)
Unknown 6 (3%) -
IPO 4 (2%) -
Recapitalization 4 (2%) -
Bankruptcy 3 (2%) -
Shut Down 1 (1%) -
Stake Sale 1 (1%) -
Total 194 $17.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
3
BMO Capital Markets
1
Evercore Group
1
Legal Deals
King & Spalding LLP
1
Kirkland & Ellis
1
O'Melveny & Myers
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.4B
$100M to $1B 20 $6.7B
< $100M 27 $1.3B
TOTAL $10.4B
Largest AmWINS Group, Inc.
$1.3B (2012-04-07)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $2.7B
$100M to $1B 38 $13.8B
< $100M 16 $1.1B
TOTAL $17.6B
Largest Air Distribution Technologies, Inc.
$1.6B (2014-04-16)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
23%
62 (23%)
Strategic(s)
6%
15 (6%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
39%
76 (39%)
Strategic(s)
50%
97 (50%)

FAQ

When was American Capital founded?

American Capital was founded in 1997.

What type of investor is American Capital?

American Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is American Capital headquartered?

American Capital is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

How much capital does American Capital have under management?

American Capital has 22.0B USD under management.

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