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.
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In the last 3 years, American Capital has acquired 1 company.
American Capital’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (9%) and business services (8%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (48%) and secondary buyout (24%). 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 19 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (48%). American Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Air Distribution Technologies for $1.6B.
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