American Securities Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, American Securities has acquired 12 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

American Securities’ most common sectors for investment arechemicals (12%) and manufacturing (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (47%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (35%). 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 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). 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 Activity128
    • M&A Buy Activity78
    • M&A Sell Activity50
  • Total Sectors Invested 36
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 32
  • M&A Advisors 19

American Securities

American Securities

590 Madison Avenue, 38th Floor,
New York, New York 10022
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 $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.


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 300 700
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 63 3 8 2 1 1 78
vol $9.6B $2.2B $600M $12.5B
Sell (1.8/yr) # 41 1 3 2 1 2 50
vol $6.4B $1.6B $7.9B
  128

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
NWN Carousel 2024-02-08 - Secondary Buyout
Exeter, Rhode Island · www.nwncarousel.com
Foundation Building Materials LLC 2024-01-31 - Secondary Sale
Santa Ana, California · www.fbmsales.com
CPM Holdings, Inc. 2024-01-23 - Secondary Sale
Blaine, Minnesota · www.onecpm.com
Air Methods Corp. 2023-10-24 - Bankruptcy
Greenwood Village, Colorado · www.airmethods.com
Aramsco, Inc. 2023-10-01 - Secondary Buyout
Paulsboro, New Jersey · www.aramsco.com
Milk Specialties Co. 2022-12-23 - Secondary Sale
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.milkspecialties.com
Meridian Adhesives Group LLC 2022-09-08 - Secondary Buyout
Charlotten, North Carolina · www.meridianadhesives.com
RealManage LLC 2022-06-02 - Growth Capital
Plano, Texas · www.realmanage.com
Chromaflo Technologies Corp. 2022-04-21 - Trade Sale
Ashtabula, Ohio · www.chromaflo.com
SOLV Energy LLC 2021-12-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Diego, California · www.solvenergy.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
MW Industries, Inc. 2017-10-03 Elgin Fastener Group LLC 2023-09-11 8
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.mwcomponents.com Wheeling, Illinois · www.elginfasteners.com
Trace3, Inc. 2021-09-27 Set Solutions, Inc. 2023-04-04 3
Irvine, California · www.trace3.com Houston, Texas · www.setsolutions.com
Vibrantz Technologies, Inc. 2018-03-29 Chromaflo Technologies Corp. 2022-04-21 2
Houston, Texas · www.vibrantz.com Ashtabula, Ohio · www.chromaflo.com
Trace3, Inc. 2021-09-27 LaSalle Systems Leasing, Inc. 2022-03-09 2
Irvine, California · www.trace3.com Rosemont, Illinois · www.lasallesolutions.com
Acuren Inspection, Inc. 2019-12-01 Premium Inspection & Testing 2021-11-19 2
Tomball, Texas · www.acuren.com Baton Rouge, Louisiana · www.pitinc.com
Amentum Services, Inc. 2019-10-14 DynCorp International LLC 2020-09-24 2
Chantilly, Virginia · www.amentum.com McLean, Virginia · www.dyn-intl.com
MW Industries, Inc. 2017-10-03 NN, Inc. - Life Sciences Division 2020-08-24 7
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.mwcomponents.com Johnson City, Tennessee
NAPA Management Services Corp. 2016-04-19 American Anesthesiology, Inc. 2020-05-06 3
Melville, New York · www.napaanesthesia.com Sunrise, Florida · www.americananesthesiology.com
MW Industries, Inc. 2017-10-03 Sussex Wire, Inc. 2019-04-13 6
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.mwcomponents.com Easton, Pennsylvania · www.sussexwire.com
NAPA Management Services Corp. 2016-04-19 Aisthesis 2018-12-05 2
Melville, New York · www.napaanesthesia.com Bethesda, Maryland · www.aisthesispartners.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals 3 (12%) - 9 (11%) 800M (6%)
Manufacturing 2 (8%) - 8 (10%) -
Distribution 3 (12%) - 5 (6%) 1.4B (11%)
Healthcare Services 2 (8%) 600M (16%) 4 (5%) 2.9B (23%)
Building Materials 1 (4%) 850M (22%) 4 (5%) 850M (7%)
Automotive 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) 411M (3%)
Machinery - - 3 (4%) 855M (7%)
Consumer Products 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 3 (4%) -
Information Technology 2 (8%) - 3 (4%) -
Restaurants - - 3 (4%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) 2.5B (20%)
Business Services 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Financial Services - - 2 (3%) -
Media - - 2 (3%) -
Metals/Mining - - 2 (3%) -
Renewable Energy 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (4%) 2.4B (62%) 1 (1%) 2.4B (19%)
Environmental - - 1 (1%) 260M (2%)
Publishing - - 1 (1%) 100M (1%)
Aerospace - - 1 (1%) -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (1%) -
Communications 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Education 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (1%) -
Food - - 1 (1%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (1%) -
Information Services - - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (1%) -
Marine - - 1 (1%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (1%) -
Packaging 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Utilities - - 1 (1%) -
Total 26 $3.9B 80 $12.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 26 (100%) 3.9B (100%) 79 (99%) 12.5B (100%)
  Texas 5 (19%) - 10 (13%) 100M (1%)
  California 3 (12%) - 7 (9%) 1.4B (11%)
  New York 2 (8%) - 7 (9%) -
  Virginia 4 (15%) 3.3B (84%) 5 (6%) 3.3B (26%)
  Michigan 2 (8%) - 4 (5%) 411M (3%)
  North Carolina 2 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
  New Jersey 2 (8%) - 4 (5%) -
  Minnesota 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania - - 4 (5%) 260M (2%)
  Illinois - - 4 (5%) -
  Ohio 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Indiana - - 3 (4%) -
  Arizona 1 (4%) 600M (16%) 2 (3%) 600M (5%)
  Tennessee - - 2 (3%) 2.3B (18%)
  Wisconsin - - 2 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 2 (3%) -
  Rhode Island 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Connecticut 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (1%) 2.5B (20%)
  Oregon - - 1 (1%) 855M (7%)
  Florida - - 1 (1%) 800M (6%)
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (1%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (1%) -
Puerto Rico - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 26 (100%) 3.9B (100%) 79 (99%) 12.5B (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (1%) -
Total 26 $3.9B 80 $12.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 13 (50%) - 37 (46%) 3.5B (28%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (27%) 600M (16%) 28 (35%) 1.0B (8%)
Going Private - - 3 (4%) 4.7B (38%)
Divestiture 2 (8%) 3.3B (84%) 3 (4%) 3.3B (26%)
Growth Capital 2 (8%) - 3 (4%) -
Recapitalization 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Venture - - 1 (1%) -
Total 26 $3.9B 80 $12.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 20 (40%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 15 (30%) 6.4B (100%)
IPO 4 (8%) -
Trade Sale 4 (8%) -
Merger 3 (6%) -
Bankruptcy 2 (4%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (2%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Total 50 $6.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
2
Jefferies
2
Moelis & Co.
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
25
Kirkland & Ellis
6
Kaye Scholer LLP
4

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $8.6B
$100M to $1B 6 $3.8B
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $12.5B
Largest Air Methods Corp.
$2.5B (2017-03-14)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $4.5B
$100M to $1B 10 $3.4B
TOTAL $7.9B
Largest Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC
$1.6B (2017-09-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
50%
40 (50%)
Strategic(s)
4%
3 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
40%
20 (40%)
Strategic(s)
46%
23 (46%)

FAQ

When was American Securities founded?

American Securities was founded in 1994.

What type of investor is American Securities?

American Securities is a private equity firm.

Where is American Securities headquartered?

American Securities is headquartered in New York, New York.

How much capital does American Securities have under management?

American Securities has 26.0B USD under management.

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