American Industrial Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, American Industrial Partners has acquired 5 companies.

American Industrial Partners’ most common sectors for investment are automotive (18%) and machinery (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%) and divestiture (32%). In total, American Industrial Partners has invested in 23 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2017 when it acquired Moly-Cop Adesur S.A. for $1.2B.

In the last 3 years, American Industrial Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (39%). 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 Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 19
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 7

American Industrial Partners

330 Madison Ave, 28th 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) # 27 1 4 3 - - 35
vol $275M $1.2B $640M $2.1B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 16 1 - - 1 - 18
vol $500M $500M
  53

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Contiweb 2019-10-25 - Secondary Buyout
Boxmeer, Netherlands · www.contiweb.com
Armstrong Flooring, Inc. - Wood Flooring Segment 2018-11-15 100M USD Divestiture
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
General Electric Co. - Current 2018-11-06 - Divestiture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.currentbyge.com
Vertex Aerospace LLC 2018-05-01 540M USD Divestiture
Madison, Mississippi
Rand Logistics, Inc. 2017-11-21 - Going Private
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.canamgroup.ws
Moly-Cop Adesur S.A. 2017-01-03 1.2B USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Santa Anita, Peru · www.molycop.com
Gerber Technology, Inc. 2016-08-31 - Secondary Buyout
Tolland, Connecticut · www.gerbertechnology.com
Rockwell American Manufacturing Co. 2016-08-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Seagoville, Texas · www.rockwellamerican.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
ACProducts, Inc. (dba Armstrong Cabinets Products) 2012-09-27 Masco Cabinetry 2019-11-15 2
Placentia, California · www.armstrongcabinets.com Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.mascocabinetry.com
ACProducts, Inc. (dba Armstrong Cabinets Products) 2012-09-27 Elkay Manufacturing Co. 2018-11-16 1
Placentia, California · www.armstrongcabinets.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 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
Moly-Cop Adesur S.A. 2017-01-03 Valmont Industries, Inc. - Mining Consumables Business 2017-08-24 1
Santa Anita, Peru · www.molycop.com , Australia
The Carlstar Group LLC 2013-12-31 Carlstar Belts Business 2015-08-03 1
Franklin, Tennessee · www.carlstargroup.com Springfield, Missouri
Allied Specialty Vehicles, Inc. 2010-08-25 Thor - Bus Business 2013-07-31 3
Jefferson, North Carolina · www.alliedsv.com , United States
Allied Specialty Vehicles, Inc. 2010-08-25 Monaco RV 2013-05-16 2
Jefferson, North Carolina · www.alliedsv.com Wakarusa, Indiana

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 2 (10%) - 6 (17%) -
Machinery 2 (10%) 148M (7%) 4 (11%) 148M (7%)
Building Materials 3 (15%) 127M (6%) 3 (9%) 127M (6%)
Transportation 2 (10%) 540M (26%) 2 (6%) 540M (25%)
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (6%) 100M (5%)
Chemicals - - 2 (6%) -
Distribution 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Manufacturing 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Metals/Mining 1 (5%) 1.2B (60%) 1 (3%) 1.2B (57%)
Aerospace 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Agriculture 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (3%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Packaging - - 1 (3%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 20 $2.0B 35 $2.1B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 18 (90%) 815M (40%) 31 (89%) 815M (40%)
  Texas 3 (15%) 27M (1%) 3 (9%) 27M (1%)
  Tennessee 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
  New Hampshire 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (5%) 100M (5%) 2 (6%) 100M (5%)
  California 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
  Ohio - - 2 (6%) -
  Missouri - - 2 (6%) -
  Mississippi 1 (5%) 540M (26%) 1 (3%) 540M (26%)
  Kansas 1 (5%) 148M (7%) 1 (3%) 148M (7%)
  Virginia 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  North Carolina 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  New Jersey 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Illinois 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Connecticut 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
  Wisconsin - - 1 (3%) -
  Washington - - 1 (3%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (3%) -
  New York - - 1 (3%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (3%) -
  Florida - - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (3%) -
Canada 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
  Quebec 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Peru 1 (5%) 1.2B (60%) 1 (3%) 1.2B (60%)
Netherlands - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 18 (90%) 815M (40%) 31 (89%) 815M (40%)
Cross-border 2 (10%) 1.2B (60%) 4 (11%) 1.2B (60%)
Total 20 $2.0B 35 $2.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (15%) 1.2B (60%) 13 (37%) 1.2B (60%)
Divestiture 8 (40%) 667M (33%) 11 (31%) 667M (33%)
Secondary Buyout 3 (15%) 148M (7%) 5 (14%) 148M (7%)
Going Private 3 (15%) - 3 (9%) -
Consolidation 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Special Situations/Distressed 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 20 $2.0B 35 $2.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (39%) 330M (66%)
IPO 4 (22%) -
Merger 4 (22%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (11%) 170M (34%)
Trade Sale 1 (6%) -
Total 18 $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 Moly-Cop Adesur S.A.
$1.2B (2017-01-03)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $500M
TOTAL $500M
Largest Stanadyne Corp.
$330M (2004-08-06)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
44%
8 44%
Strategic(s)
56%
10 56%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
70%
7 70%
Strategic(s)
30%
3 30%

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