M&A Deal Summary

American Securities Acquires Air Methods

On March 14, 2017, private equity firm American Securities acquired transportation company Air Methods for 2.5B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is American Securities’ 1st transaction in the Transportation sector.
  • This is American Securities’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is American Securities’ 54th transaction in the United States.
  • This is American Securities’ 1st transaction in Colorado.
Investment Fate
  • Air Methods went bankrupt in 2023.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-03-14
Target Air Methods
Sector Transportation
Buyer(s) American Securities
Deal Type Going Private
Deal Value 2.5B USD
Advisor(s) Goldman Sachs
Centerview Partners (Financial)
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Holland & Hart LLP (Legal)

Target

Air Methods

Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States
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Entrance to Air Methods' corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado.
Entrance to Air Methods' corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado.
Air Methods is a provider of air medical emergency transport services and systems throughout the US. The Company's Air Medical Services (AMS) Division provides air medical transportation services to the general population as an independent service and to hospitals and other institutions under exclusive operating agreements. Air Methods was formed in 1980 and is based in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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Buyer

American Securities

New York, New York, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1994
PE ASSETS 26.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

American Securities is a large private equity firm that typically partners with management when pursuing company acquisitions. American Securities typically targets US-based companies and generally seeks to commit $300 to $700 million per transaction. Areas of interest include consumer products, restaurants, healthcare, industrial, aerospace, defense, agriculture, environmental, paper/packaging, energy, and specialty chemicals. The Firm was originally formed in 1947 as the family office for William Rosenwald, an heir to the Sears Roebuck & Company, and began accepting outside investors in 1994. American Securities is headquartered in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 55 of 80
Sector (Transportation) 1 of 2
Type (Going Private) 2 of 3
State (Colorado) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 54 of 79
Year (2017) 1 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 11
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