American Industrial Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, American Industrial Partners has acquired 8 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

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 (40%). 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 Activity70
    • M&A Buy Activity47
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • 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 (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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 33 5 - 3 5 1 47
vol $1.5B $1.2B $1.2B $920M $4.8B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 17 1 1 - 3 1 23
vol $500M $338M $2.1B $2.9B
  70

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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 Buyout
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 Buyout
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 Add-on Acquisition
Tolland, Connecticut · www.gerbertechnology.com
Attindas Hygiene Partners Group 2021-01-08 920M USD Divestiture
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.attindas.com
ADDMAN Engineering 2021-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bonita Springs, Florida · www.addmangroup.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
ADDMAN Engineering 2021-01-01 Domaille Engineering LLC 2021-12-03 3
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 2
Bonita Springs, Florida · www.addmangroup.com Westfield, Indiana · www.print3d4u.com
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
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
REV Group, Inc. 2010-08-25 Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc. 2017-04-25 9
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.revgroup.com Holden, Louisiana · www.ferrarafire.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Machinery 5 (20%) 148M (4%) 11 (23%) 148M (3%)
Automotive 2 (8%) - 6 (13%) -
Manufacturing 4 (16%) 1.2B (31%) 4 (9%) 1.2B (29%)
Aerospace 3 (12%) 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 25 $4.0B 47 $4.2B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 21 (84%) 4.0B (100%) 41 (87%) 4.7B (100%)
  Florida 3 (12%) 1.5B (38%) 4 (9%) 1.5B (33%)
  Ohio 2 (8%) - 4 (9%) -
  Texas 3 (12%) - 3 (6%) -
  Missouri 1 (4%) - 3 (6%) -
  North Carolina 2 (8%) 920M (23%) 2 (4%) 920M (20%)
  Tennessee 2 (8%) - 2 (4%) -
  Washington 1 (4%) 148M (4%) 2 (4%) 148M (3%)
  Michigan 1 (4%) - 2 (4%) 27M (1%)
  Wisconsin 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%)
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Illinois 1 (4%) - 1 (2%) -
  Mississippi - - 1 (2%) 540M (12%)
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (2%) -
  New York - - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (2%) -
  Indiana - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
  California - - 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 21 (84%) 4.0B (100%) 41 (87%) 4.7B (100%)
Cross-border 4 (16%) - 6 (13%) -
Total 25 $4.0B 47 $4.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 5 (20%) 1.2B (31%) 16 (34%) 1.2B (30%)
Divestiture 9 (36%) 1.6B (41%) 15 (32%) 1.8B (43%)
Secondary Buyout 4 (16%) 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 25 $4.0B 47 $4.1B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 9 (39%) 330M (11%)
Merger 5 (22%) 2.1B (71%)
IPO 4 (17%) -
Trade Sale 3 (13%) 338M (12%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (9%) 170M (6%)
Total 23 $2.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
3
Houlihan Lokey
2
Barclays Investment Bank
2
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
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 3 $838M
TOTAL $2.9B
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)
39%
9 (39%)
Strategic(s)
26%
6 (26%)

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