American Industrial Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, American Industrial Partners has acquired 6 companies.

American Industrial Partners’ most common sectors for investment aremachinery (24%) and automotive (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%) and divestiture (32%). In total, American Industrial Partners has invested in 24 US states and 6 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2017 when it acquired Molycop for $1.2B.

In the last 3 years, American Industrial Partners has exited 5 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (38%). American Industrial Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2022 when it sold The Vertex for $2.1B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity71
    • M&A Buy Activity47
    • M&A Sell Activity24
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 12

American Industrial Partners

450 Lexington Ave, 40th Floor,
New York, New York 10017
United States
(212) 627-2360
www.americanindustrial.com

American Industrial Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in North American manufacturing or industrial service companies. For platform acquisitions, the Firm seeks businesses with at least $500 million of revenue and the Firm will consider transactions valued up to $2 billion. Operating characteristics of prospective businesses include historical record of strong free cash flows, opportunities to drive value through operating enhancements, and sustainable competitive advantages. American Industrial Partners will consider a variety of transaction types including leveraged buyouts, structured equity investments, bridge financings, senior debt, carve-outs, take privates, turnarounds, and rescue financings. American Industrial Partners was formed in 1989 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Energy Services and Equipment, Machinery, Manufacturing, Safety/Security, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Special Situations/Distressed, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 500 -
Target EBITDA - 350
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 2,000
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 38 3 5 1 - - 47
vol $2.7B $1.2B $920M $4.8B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 19 - 3 1 - 1 24
vol $500M $338M $2.1B $296M $3.2B
  71

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Carlstar Group LLC 2024-02-29 296M USD Trade Sale
Franklin, Tennessee · www.carlstargroup.com
The Vertex Co. 2022-03-07 2.1B USD Merger
Madison, Mississippi · www.vtxco.com
Strike, Inc. 2022-02-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
The Woodlands, Texas · www.strikeusa.com
RelaDyne, Inc. 2021-12-23 - Secondary Buyout
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.reladyne.com
AHF LLC 2021-11-10 - Secondary Sale
Mountville, Pennsylvania · www.ahfproducts.com
Aluminium Dunkerque Industries France SAS 2021-10-01 - Special Situations/Distressed
Dunkerque, France · www.aluminiumdunkerque.fr
ACProducts, Inc. 2021-04-05 - Secondary Sale
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.cabinetworksgroup.com
GD Energy Products 2021-02-16 - Divestiture
Houston, Texas · www.gdenergyproducts.com
Gerber Technology, Inc. 2021-02-08 338M EUR Trade Sale
Tolland, Connecticut · www.gerbertechnology.com
Attindas Hygiene Partners Group 2021-01-08 920M USD Divestiture
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.attindas.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
REV Group, Inc. 2010-08-25 Collins Bus Corp. 2024-01-29 1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.revgroup.com Hutchinson, Kansas · www.collinsbus.com
ADDMAN Engineering 2021-01-01 Domaille Engineering LLC 2021-12-03 4
Bonita Springs, Florida · www.addmangroup.com Rochester, Minnesota · www.domailleengineering.com
ADDMAN Engineering 2021-01-01 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing Co. 2021-04-13 3
Bonita Springs, Florida · www.addmangroup.com Westfield, Indiana · www.print3d4u.com
Optimas OE Solutions LLC 2015-06-02 Stronghold Group 2020-04-06 1
Glenview, Illinois · www.optimas.com Schwalbach, Germany · www.stronghold-group.eu
Rand Logistics, Inc. 2017-11-21 American Steamship Co. 2020-02-10 1
Jersey City, New Jersey · www.randlogisticsinc.com Williamsville, New York · www.americansteamship.com
REV Group, Inc. 2010-08-25 Spartan Motors, Inc. - Emergency Response Unit 2020-02-03 10
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.revgroup.com , Michigan
Canam Group, Inc. 2017-07-01 Canam Group - Canadian Operations 2020-01-20 1
Point of Rocks, Maryland · www.cscsteelusa.com , Quebec
EnTrans International, LLC 2014-09-05 Polar Corp. 2018-03-19 1
Athens, Tennessee · www.entransinternational.com Montebello, California · www.polarcorp.com
Form Technologies, Inc. 2015-01-01 Dynacast International, Inc. 2018-01-09 1
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.formtechnologies.com Charlotte, North Carolina · www.dynacast.com
Molycop 2017-01-03 Valmont Industries, Inc. - Mining Consumables Business 2017-08-24 1
Omaha, Nebraska · www.molycop.com , Australia

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 5 (21%) 148M (4%) 11 (23%) 148M (3%)
Automotive 1 (4%) - 6 (13%) -
Manufacturing 4 (17%) 1.2B (31%) 4 (9%) 1.2B (29%)
Aerospace 3 (13%) 540M (13%) 4 (9%) 540M (13%)
Building Materials 1 (4%) - 3 (6%) 127M (3%)
Transportation 2 (8%) 1.0B (25%) 2 (4%) 1.0B (24%)
Metals/Mining 2 (8%) 171M (4%) 2 (4%) 171M (4%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (4%) 100M (2%)
Chemicals - - 2 (4%) -
Forest Products - - 2 (4%) -
Consumer Products 1 (4%) 920M (23%) 1 (2%) 920M (22%)
Business Services 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Distribution 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Engineering 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (2%) -
Total 24 $4.0B 47 $4.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 20 (83%) 4.0B (100%) 41 (87%) 4.7B (100%)
  Florida 3 (13%) 1.5B (38%) 4 (9%) 1.5B (33%)
  Texas 3 (13%) - 4 (9%) -
  Ohio 2 (8%) - 4 (9%) -
  Missouri 1 (4%) - 3 (6%) -
  North Carolina 2 (8%) 920M (23%) 2 (4%) 920M (20%)
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) 27M (1%)
  Wisconsin 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Tennessee 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 2 (4%) 100M (2%)
  Connecticut - - 2 (4%) -
  Nebraska 1 (4%) 1.2B (31%) 1 (2%) 1.2B (26%)
  Kentucky 1 (4%) 171M (4%) 1 (2%) 171M (4%)
  Washington 1 (4%) 148M (4%) 1 (2%) 148M (3%)
  Maryland 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Mississippi - - 1 (2%) 540M (12%)
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
  California - - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (2%) -
Canada 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) -
  Ontario 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (2%) -
France 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Germany 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Australia 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 20 (83%) 4.0B (100%) 41 (87%) 4.7B (100%)
Cross-border 4 (17%) - 6 (13%) -
Total 24 $4.0B 47 $4.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (21%) 1.2B (31%) 16 (34%) 1.2B (30%)
Divestiture 8 (33%) 1.6B (41%) 15 (32%) 1.8B (43%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (17%) 148M (4%) 7 (15%) 148M (4%)
Going Private 2 (8%) 1.0B (25%) 3 (6%) 1.0B (24%)
Special Situations/Distressed 2 (8%) - 3 (6%) -
Consolidation 2 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 24 $4.0B 47 $4.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (38%) 330M (10%)
Merger 5 (21%) 2.1B (65%)
IPO 4 (17%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 3 (13%) 466M (14%)
Trade Sale 3 (13%) 338M (10%)
Total 24 $3.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs
3
Barclays Investment Bank
2
Houlihan Lokey
2
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray
9
Baker Botts LLP
3
McGuireWoods LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.2B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.3B
< $100M 3 $227M
TOTAL $4.8B
Largest Molycop
$1.2B (2017-01-03)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.1B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
TOTAL $3.2B
Largest The Vertex Co.
$2.1B (2022-03-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
15%
7 (15%)
Strategic(s)
30%
14 (30%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
38%
9 (38%)
Strategic(s)
29%
7 (29%)

FAQ

When was American Industrial Partners founded?

American Industrial Partners was founded in 1989.

What type of investor is American Industrial Partners?

American Industrial Partners is a private equity firm.

Where is American Industrial Partners headquartered?

American Industrial Partners is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does American Industrial Partners have under management?

American Industrial Partners has 10.0B USD under management.

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