American Securities Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, American Securities has acquired 10 companies.

American Securities’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (13%) and chemicals (11%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (46%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%). In total, American Securities has invested in 27 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 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (42%). 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 Activity105
    • M&A Buy Activity64
    • M&A Sell Activity41
  • Total Sectors Invested 33
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 28
  • 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 48 6 3 3 3 1 64
vol $4.7B $2.5B $2.4B $9.6B
Sell (2.2/yr) # 30 1 5 4 1 - 41
vol $3.9B $2.5B $6.4B
  105

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Ulterra Drilling Technologies LP 2018-10-23 - Secondary Buyout
Fort Worth, Texas · www.ulterra.com
Unifrax I LLC 2018-09-28 - Secondary Buyout
Tonawanda, New York · www.unifrax.com
Xerium Technologies, Inc. 2018-06-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Youngsville, North Carolina · www.xerium.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
FleetPride, Inc. 2018-12-19 Triple K Fleet Services, Inc. 2020-08-31 6
Irving, Texas · www.fleetpride.com Harrisburg, Pennsylvania · www.triplekfleet.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
Emerald Performance Materials LLC 2014-06-04 CVC Thermoset Specialties, Inc. 2020-03-16 2
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio · www.emeraldmaterials.com Moorestown, New Jersey · www.cvcthermoset.com
FleetPride, Inc. 2018-12-19 Powers Truck and Trailer Sales LLC 2020-01-27 5
Irving, Texas · www.fleetpride.com Seminole, Texas · www.powerstruckandtrailersales.com
FleetPride, Inc. 2018-12-19 Commercial Truck Services 2019-11-12 4
Irving, Texas · www.fleetpride.com Conway, Arkansas · www.ctsconway.com
Mortgage Contracting Services LLC 2017-05-01 M&M Mortgage Services, Inc. 2019-10-15 2
Lewisville, Florida · www.mcs360.com Miami, Florida · www.mmmortgage.com
FleetPride, Inc. 2018-12-19 Goose's Diesel Truck Parts & Service LLC 2019-06-25 3
Irving, Texas · www.fleetpride.com Pleasant Valley, New York
FleetPride, Inc. 2018-12-19 Albert's Truck Service & Supply 2019-06-04 2
Irving, Texas · www.fleetpride.com Weatherford, Oklahoma · www.albertsats.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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 3 (16%) 855M (15%) 8 (13%) 855M (9%)
Chemicals 3 (16%) - 7 (11%) 800M (8%)
Automotive 1 (5%) - 4 (6%) 411M (4%)
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) 2.3B (24%)
Building Materials 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 3 (5%) -
Restaurants - - 3 (5%) -
Consumer Products - - 2 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 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 (43%) 1 (2%) 2.5B (26%)
Engineering 1 (5%) 2.4B (42%) 1 (2%) 2.4B (25%)
Environmental - - 1 (2%) 260M (3%)
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 19 $5.8B 64 $9.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 19 (100%) 5.8B (100%) 63 (98%) 9.6B (100%)
  New York 2 (11%) - 7 (11%) -
  Texas 2 (11%) - 6 (9%) 100M (1%)
  Illinois 1 (5%) - 5 (8%) -
  Michigan 2 (11%) - 4 (6%) 411M (4%)
  Pennsylvania - - 4 (6%) 260M (3%)
  Ohio 2 (11%) - 3 (5%) -
  Maryland 1 (5%) 2.4B (42%) 3 (5%) 2.4B (25%)
  California 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
  Indiana - - 3 (5%) -
  Florida 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) 800M (8%)
  Minnesota 1 (5%) - 2 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (3%) 2.3B (24%)
  Wisconsin - - 2 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (3%) -
  New Jersey - - 2 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (5%) 2.5B (43%) 1 (2%) 2.5B (26%)
  Oregon 1 (5%) 855M (15%) 1 (2%) 855M (9%)
  Iowa 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Georgia 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Alabama 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  Virginia - - 1 (2%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (2%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (2%) -
  Arizona - - 1 (2%) -
Puerto Rico - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 19 (100%) 5.8B (100%) 63 (98%) 9.6B (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 $5.8B 64 $9.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 10 (53%) - 29 (45%) 3.5B (36%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (21%) - 24 (38%) 411M (4%)
Recapitalization 1 (5%) - 3 (5%) -
Going Private 2 (11%) 3.4B (58%) 2 (3%) 3.4B (35%)
Divestiture 1 (5%) 2.4B (42%) 2 (3%) 2.4B (25%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (2%) -
PIPE - - 1 (2%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Venture - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 $5.8B 64 $9.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 15 (37%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 13 (32%) 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 41 $6.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies LLC
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
KeyBanc Capital Markets
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
14
Kaye Scholer LLP
4
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $7.2B
$100M to $1B 4 $2.3B
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $9.6B
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
PE Firm(s)
96%
47 96%
Strategic(s)
4%
2 4%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
53%
23 53%
Strategic(s)
47%
20 47%

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