American Securities Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, American Securities has acquired 13 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

American Securities’ most common sectors for investment arechemicals (13%) and manufacturing (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (44%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (38%). 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 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (44%). 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 Activity118
    • M&A Buy Activity74
    • M&A Sell Activity44
  • Total Sectors Invested 34
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 31
  • M&A Advisors 19

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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.4/yr) # 57 3 3 3 6 2 74
vol $7.2B $2.4B $2.2B $600M $12.5B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 36 4 1 - 3 - 44
vol $6.4B $1.6B $7.9B
  118

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Meridian Adhesives Group LLC 2022-09-08 - Secondary Buyout
Houston, Texas · www.meridianadhesives.com
RealManage LLC 2022-06-02 - Growth Capital
Plano, Texas · www.realmanage.com
SOLV Energy LLC 2021-12-23 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
San Diego, California · www.solvenergy.com
Hexion Holdings Corp. 2021-12-20 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Columbus, Ohio · www.hexion.com
Trace3, Inc. 2021-09-27 - Secondary Buyout
Irvine, California · www.trace3.com
Henry Co. LLC 2021-07-19 1.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
El Segundo, California · www.henry.com
Oregon Tool, Inc. 2021-07-14 - Secondary Buyout
Portland, Oregon · www.oregontool.com
CS Energy 2021-05-04 - Secondary Buyout
Edison, New Jersey · www.csenergy.com
SimonMed Imaging 2021-04-16 600M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.simonmed.com
Conair Corp. 2021-03-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stamford, Connecticut · www.conair.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Trace3, Inc. 2021-09-27 LaSalle Systems Leasing, Inc. 2022-03-09 1
Irvine, California · www.trace3.com Rosemont, Illinois · www.lasallesolutions.com
Acuren Inspection, Inc. 2019-12-01 Premium Inspection & Testing 2021-11-19 1
Danbury, Connecticut · www.acuren.com Baton Rouge, Louisiana · www.pitinc.com
Amentum Services, Inc. 2019-10-14 DynCorp International LLC 2020-09-24 2
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 7
Rosemont, Illinois · www.mw-ind.com Johnson City, Tennessee
North American Partners in Anesthesia LLP 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
Rosemont, Illinois · www.mw-ind.com Easton, Pennsylvania · www.sussexwire.com
North American Partners in Anesthesia LLP 2016-04-19 Aisthesis 2018-12-05 2
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

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Chemicals 4 (15%) - 9 (12%) 800M (6%)
Manufacturing 2 (8%) - 7 (9%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (8%) 600M (8%) 4 (5%) 2.9B (23%)
Building Materials 1 (4%) 850M (11%) 4 (5%) 850M (7%)
Automotive 1 (4%) - 4 (5%) 411M (3%)
Distribution 2 (8%) 1.4B (18%) 3 (4%) 1.4B (11%)
Machinery - - 3 (4%) 855M (7%)
Consumer Products 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 3 (4%) -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Restaurants - - 3 (4%) -
Business Services 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
Media - - 2 (3%) -
Metals/Mining - - 2 (3%) -
Renewable Energy 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
Transportation 1 (4%) 2.5B (32%) 1 (1%) 2.5B (20%)
Engineering 1 (4%) 2.4B (31%) 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 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Forest Products - - 1 (1%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (1%) -
Marine - - 1 (1%) -
Medical Products - - 1 (1%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (1%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Utilities - - 1 (1%) -
Total 26 $7.7B 74 $12.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 26 (100%) 7.7B (100%) 73 (99%) 12.5B (100%)
  Texas 4 (15%) - 8 (11%) 100M (1%)
  New York 2 (8%) - 7 (9%) -
  California 3 (12%) 1.4B (18%) 6 (8%) 1.4B (11%)
  Illinois 1 (4%) - 5 (7%) -
  Michigan 2 (8%) - 4 (5%) 411M (3%)
  Pennsylvania - - 4 (5%) 260M (2%)
  Ohio 2 (8%) - 3 (4%) -
  Maryland 1 (4%) 2.4B (31%) 3 (4%) 2.4B (19%)
  New Jersey 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
  Indiana - - 3 (4%) -
  Connecticut 2 (8%) - 2 (3%) -
  Virginia 1 (4%) 850M (11%) 2 (3%) 850M (7%)
  Florida 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) 800M (6%)
  Arizona 1 (4%) 600M (8%) 2 (3%) 600M (5%)
  Minnesota 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 2 (3%) 2.3B (18%)
  Wisconsin - - 2 (3%) -
  North Carolina - - 2 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 2 (3%) -
  Colorado 1 (4%) 2.5B (32%) 1 (1%) 2.5B (20%)
  Alabama 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Iowa 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Georgia 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
  Oregon - - 1 (1%) 855M (7%)
  Washington - - 1 (1%) -
  New Hampshire - - 1 (1%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (1%) -
  Delaware - - 1 (1%) -
Puerto Rico - - 1 (1%) -
Domestic 26 (100%) 7.7B (100%) 73 (99%) 12.5B (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (1%) -
Total 26 $7.7B 74 $12.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 11 (42%) - 32 (43%) 3.5B (28%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (31%) 600M (8%) 28 (38%) 1.0B (8%)
Going Private 2 (8%) 3.9B (50%) 3 (4%) 4.7B (38%)
Divestiture 2 (8%) 3.3B (42%) 3 (4%) 3.3B (26%)
Recapitalization 1 (4%) - 3 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (4%) - 2 (3%) -
PIPE - - 1 (1%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (4%) - 1 (1%) -
Venture - - 1 (1%) -
Total 26 $7.7B 74 $12.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 16 (36%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 15 (34%) 6.4B (100%)
IPO 4 (9%) -
Merger 3 (7%) -
Trade Sale 3 (7%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Sold to Existing Investors 1 (2%) -
Stake Sale 1 (2%) -
Total 44 $6.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies LLC
2
Morgan Stanley
2
Houlihan Lokey
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
21
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
5
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)
47%
35 (47%)
Strategic(s)
4%
3 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
36%
16 (36%)
Strategic(s)
50%
22 (50%)

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