American Industrial Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

American Industrial Partners’ most common sectors for investment are machinery (24%) and automotive (18%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (39%) and divestiture (30%). In total, American Industrial Partners has invested in 22 US states and 4 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 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (37%). American Industrial Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2004 when it sold Stanadyne for $330M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity53
    • M&A Buy Activity34
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 7

American Industrial Partners

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

American Industrial Partners (AIP) is a private equity firm focused on investments in North American manufacturing or industrial service companies. For platform acquisitions, AIP seeks businesses with at least $300 million of revenue and the Firm will consider transactions valued up to $1.5 billion. Operating characteristics of prospective businesses include global marketing and sourcing opportunities, historical record of (or potential for) strong free cash flow, opportunity to drive value through operating enhancements, and potential for sustainable competitive advantage. AIP 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 300 1,000
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - 1,500
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 26 1 4 3 - - 34
vol $275M $1.2B $640M $2.1B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 16 1 - 1 1 - 19
vol $500M $500M
  53

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Contiweb B.V. 2019-10-25 - Secondary Buyout
Boxmeer, Netherlands · www.contiweb.com
AHF, LLC 2018-11-15 100M USD Divestiture
Mountville, Pennsylvania · www.ahfproducts.com
General Electric Co. - Current 2018-11-06 - Divestiture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.currentbyge.com
Vertex Aerospace Corp. 2018-05-01 540M USD Divestiture
Madison, Mississippi · www.vtxaero.com
Presstek LLC 2018-03-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Hudson, New Hampshire · www.presstek.com
Rand Logistics, Inc. 2017-11-21 - Special Situations/Distressed
Jersey City, New Jersey · www.randlogisticsinc.com
The Brock Group, Inc. 2017-10-30 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.brockgroup.com
Canam Group, Inc. 2017-07-01 - Going Private
Saint-Georges, Quebec · www.groupecanam.com
Molycop 2017-01-03 1.2B USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Omaha, Nebraska · www.molycop.com
Gerber Technology, Inc. 2016-08-31 - Secondary Buyout
Tolland, Connecticut · www.gerbertechnology.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Optimas OE Solutions LLC 2015-06-02 The Stronghold Group 2020-04-06 1
Glenview, Illinois · www.optimas.com , Italy · 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, Inc. - Canadian Operations 2020-01-20 1
Saint-Georges, Quebec · www.groupecanam.com , Quebec
ACProducts, Inc. 2012-11-01 Masco Cabinetry 2019-11-15 2
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.cabinetworksgroup.com Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.mascocabinetry.com
ACProducts, Inc. 2012-11-01 Elkay Manufacturing Co. 2018-11-16 1
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.cabinetworksgroup.com Oak Brook, Illinois · www.corporate.elkay.com
Gerber Technology, Inc. 2016-08-31 Avametric 2018-10-04 2
Tolland, Connecticut · www.gerbertechnology.com San Francisco, California · www.avametric.com
Gerber Technology, Inc. 2016-08-31 MCT Digital, Inc. 2018-10-02 1
Tolland, Connecticut · www.gerbertechnology.com Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.mctdigital.com
Optimas OE Solutions LLC 2015-06-02 Circle Bolt & Nut Co., Inc. 2018-06-15 1
Glenview, Illinois · www.optimas.com Suwanee, Georgia · www.circlebolt.com
EnTrans International, LLC 2014-09-05 Polar Corp. 2018-03-19 1
Athens, Tennessee · www.entransinternational.com Montebello, California · www.polarcorp.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 3 (19%) 148M (7%) 8 (24%) 148M (7%)
Automotive 2 (13%) - 6 (18%) -
Manufacturing 3 (19%) 1.2B (60%) 3 (9%) 1.2B (57%)
Building Materials 3 (19%) 127M (6%) 3 (9%) 127M (6%)
Aerospace 2 (13%) 540M (26%) 2 (6%) 540M (25%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (6%) 100M (5%)
Chemicals - - 2 (6%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Forest Products - - 2 (6%) -
Business Services 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 16 $2.0B 34 $2.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 14 (88%) 2.0B (100%) 30 (88%) 2.0B (100%)
  Michigan 2 (13%) 27M (1%) 2 (6%) 27M (1%)
  Tennessee 2 (13%) - 2 (6%) -
  Washington 1 (6%) 148M (7%) 2 (6%) 148M (7%)
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) 100M (5%) 2 (6%) 100M (5%)
  Connecticut 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (6%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (6%) -
  Nebraska 1 (6%) 1.2B (60%) 1 (3%) 1.2B (60%)
  Mississippi 1 (6%) 540M (26%) 1 (3%) 540M (26%)
  Massachusetts 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Texas 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (3%) -
  California - - 1 (3%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (3%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (3%) -
  New York - - 1 (3%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (3%) -
Canada 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
  Quebec 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Germany 1 (6%) - 1 (3%) -
Netherlands - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 14 (88%) 2.0B (100%) 30 (88%) 2.0B (100%)
Cross-border 2 (13%) - 4 (12%) -
Total 16 $2.0B 34 $2.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (13%) 1.2B (60%) 13 (38%) 1.2B (60%)
Divestiture 7 (44%) 667M (33%) 10 (29%) 667M (33%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (19%) 148M (7%) 5 (15%) 148M (7%)
Consolidation 2 (13%) - 2 (6%) -
Going Private 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (6%) - 2 (6%) -
Total 16 $2.0B 34 $2.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (37%) 330M (66%)
IPO 4 (21%) -
Merger 4 (21%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (11%) 170M (34%)
Trade Sale 2 (11%) -
Total 19 $500M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
3
McGuireWoods LLP
1
White & Case LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 2 $688M
< $100M 3 $227M
TOTAL $2.1B
Largest Molycop
$1.2B (2017-01-03)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $500M
TOTAL $500M
Largest Stanadyne Corp.
$330M (2004-06-23)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
47%
8 47%
Strategic(s)
53%
9 53%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
64%
7 64%
Strategic(s)
36%
4 36%

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