American Securities Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, American Securities has acquired 9 companies.

American Securities’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (13%) and chemicals (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (44%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (37%). In total, American Securities has invested in 28 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2017 when it acquired Air Methods for $2.5B.

In the last 3 years, American Securities has exited 6 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). American Securities’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2017 when it sold Royal Adhesives & Sealants for $1.6B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity108
    • M&A Buy Activity66
    • M&A Sell Activity42
  • Total Sectors Invested 33
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 30
  • M&A Advisors 16

American Securities

299 Park Avenue, 34th Floor,
New York, New York 10017-4011
United States
(212) 476-8000
www.american-securities.com
info@american-securities.com

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 $250 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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Consumer Products, Defense, Distribution, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Energy Services and Equipment, Engineering, Environmental, Food, Franchising, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Oil/Gas Exploration, Packaging, Publishing, Renewable Energy, Restaurants, Retail, Technology Hardware, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Special Situations/Distressed

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 250 700
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 54 3 3 3 3 - 66
vol $4.7B $2.5B $2.4B $2.2B $11.9B
Sell (2.2/yr) # 31 5 4 1 - 1 42
vol $3.9B $2.5B $6.4B
  108

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Emerald Kalama Chemical LLC 2021-02-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Vancouver, Washington · www.emeraldkalama.com
Beacon - Interior Products Business 2020-12-21 850M USD Divestiture
Herndon, Virginia
Foundation Building Materials, Inc. 2020-11-15 1.4B USD Going Private
Santa Ana, California · www.fbmsales.com
United PF Holdings LLC 2020-01-06 - Secondary Buyout
Austin, Texas
Acuren Inspection, Inc. 2019-12-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Danbury, Connecticut · www.acuren.com
Amentum Services, Inc. 2019-10-14 2.4B USD Divestiture
Germantown, Maryland · www.amentum.com
Frontier Spinning Mills, Inc. 2019-05-02 - Secondary Buyout
Sanford, North Carolina · www.frontierspinning.com
Belfor Holdings, Inc. 2019-04-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Birmingham, Michigan · www.belfor.com
FleetPride, Inc. 2018-12-19 - Secondary Buyout
Irving, Texas · www.fleetpride.com
CPM Holdings, Inc. 2018-11-16 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Waterloo, Iowa · www.corporate.cpm.net
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Amentum Services, Inc. 2019-10-14 DynCorp International LLC 2020-09-24 1
Germantown, Maryland · www.amentum.com McLean, Virginia · www.dyn-intl.com
MW Industries, Inc. 2017-10-03 NN, Inc. - Life Sciences Division 2020-08-24 4
Rosemont, Illinois · www.mw-ind.com Johnson City, Tennessee
North American Partners in Anesthesia LLP 2016-04-19 American Anesthesiology, Inc. 2020-05-06 2
Melville, New York · www.napaanesthesia.com Sunrise, Florida · www.americananesthesiology.com
MW Industries, Inc. 2017-10-03 Sussex Wire, Inc. 2019-04-13 3
Rosemont, Illinois · www.mw-ind.com Easton, Pennsylvania · www.sussexwire.com
North American Partners in Anesthesia LLP 2016-04-19 Aisthesis 2018-12-05 1
Melville, New York · www.napaanesthesia.com Bethesda, Maryland · www.aisthesispartners.com
Chromaflo Technologies Corp. 2016-10-05 CECOPLAS (Central de Colores Plásticos, S.A. de C.V.) - Colorants Business 2018-11-05 2
Ashtabula, Ohio · www.chromaflo.com Querétaro, Mexico
Mortgage Contracting Services LLC 2017-05-01 Carrington Home Solutions LP - Field Services Division 2017-11-20 2
Lewisville, Florida · www.mcs360.com Irvine, California
Global Tel*Link Corp. 2011-12-15 Verizon Communications, Inc. - Corrections Patents 2017-04-04 5
Mobile, Alabama · www.gtl.net New York, New York
Chromaflo Technologies Corp. 2016-10-05 Elementis - US Colourants Business 2017-03-20 1
Ashtabula, Ohio · www.chromaflo.com , United States
Blount International, Inc. 2015-12-10 Blount International, Inc. - TISCO 2016-11-18 1
Portland, Oregon · www.blount.com Portland, Oregon

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 3 (15%) 855M (11%) 8 (12%) 855M (7%)
Chemicals 2 (10%) - 7 (11%) 800M (7%)
Building Materials 2 (10%) 850M (11%) 4 (6%) 850M (7%)
Automotive 1 (5%) - 4 (6%) 411M (3%)
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) 2.3B (19%)
Distribution 2 (10%) 1.4B (17%) 3 (5%) 1.4B (12%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 3 (5%) -
Restaurants - - 3 (5%) -
Consumer Products - - 2 (3%) -
Financial Services 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
Information Technology - - 2 (3%) -
Machinery - - 2 (3%) -
Media - - 2 (3%) -
Metals/Mining - - 2 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (5%) 2.5B (31%) 1 (2%) 2.5B (21%)
Engineering 1 (5%) 2.4B (30%) 1 (2%) 2.4B (20%)
Environmental - - 1 (2%) 260M (2%)
Publishing - - 1 (2%) 100M (1%)
Aerospace - - 1 (2%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (2%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Communications 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Consumer Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Education 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (2%) -
Food 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (2%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (2%) -
Marine - - 1 (2%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (2%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Utilities - - 1 (2%) -
Total 20 $8.0B 66 $11.9B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 20 (100%) 8.0B (100%) 65 (98%) 11.9B (100%)
  New York 2 (10%) - 7 (11%) -
  Texas 2 (10%) - 6 (9%) 100M (1%)
  Illinois 1 (5%) - 5 (8%) -
  California 2 (10%) 1.4B (17%) 4 (6%) 1.4B (12%)
  Michigan 2 (10%) - 4 (6%) 411M (3%)
  Pennsylvania - - 4 (6%) 260M (2%)
  Maryland 1 (5%) 2.4B (30%) 3 (5%) 2.4B (20%)
  Indiana - - 3 (5%) -
  Virginia 1 (5%) 850M (11%) 2 (3%) 850M (7%)
  Florida 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) 800M (7%)
  Ohio 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Minnesota 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (3%) 2.3B (19%)
  Wisconsin - - 2 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (5%) 2.5B (31%) 1 (2%) 2.5B (21%)
  Oregon 1 (5%) 855M (11%) 1 (2%) 855M (7%)
  Iowa 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) -
Puerto Rico - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 20 (100%) 8.0B (100%) 65 (98%) 11.9B (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (2%) -
Total 20 $8.0B 66 $11.9B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 9 (45%) - 29 (44%) 3.5B (29%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (20%) - 24 (36%) 411M (3%)
Going Private 3 (15%) 4.7B (59%) 3 (5%) 4.7B (40%)
Divestiture 2 (10%) 3.3B (41%) 3 (5%) 3.3B (27%)
Recapitalization 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (2%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 20 $8.0B 66 $11.9B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (36%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 14 (33%) 6.4B (100%)
IPO 4 (10%) -
Merger 3 (7%) -
Trade Sale 3 (7%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (2%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Total 42 $6.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies LLC
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
KeyBanc Capital Markets
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
16
Kaye Scholer LLP
4
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $8.6B
$100M to $1B 5 $3.2B
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $11.9B
Largest Air Methods Corp.
$2.5B (2017-03-14)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $2.9B
$100M to $1B 10 $3.4B
TOTAL $6.4B
Largest Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC
$1.6B (2017-09-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
48%
32 (48%)
Strategic(s)
5%
3 (5%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
36%
15 (36%)
Strategic(s)
50%
21 (50%)

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