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Year Founded: 1994

AUM: $21.2B | Dry Powder: $1.6B

590 Madison Avenue 38th Floor New York, NY 10022, US

American Securities is a private equity firm founded in 1994 and is based in New York, US. The firm seeks to invest in business products, business services, consumer products, consumer services, materials, resources, energy, clean technology etc. across North America, Central Asia, and Mainland China

Key Contacts

  • Michael Fisch
    Co-Founder, Managing Director & CEO
  • Joseph Domonkos
    Managing Director & CFO
  • David Maue
    Managing Director & COO

Investment Preferences

  • Preferred Industries
    Commercial Services, Containers and Packaging, Healthcare Services, Industrial Supplies and Parts, Textiles, Utilities
  • Geographical Preference
    Central Asia, China, North America
  • Preferred Deal Types
    Acquisition Financing, Buyout/LBO, PE Growth/Expansion
  • Other Investment Preferences
    Long-Term Investor, Prefers majority stake, Seeks ESG investments, Seeks Impact investments

Investments By Year

Source: Pitchbook

Funds Closed

American Securities Partners VIII
Vintage: 2018

Size: $7B

Dry Powder: $829.1M

Details: The fund targets business products and services and manufacturing sectors

Ascribe Energy Opportunities Fund
Vintage: 2016

Size: N/A

Dry Powder: N/A

Details: The fund targets energy sector

American Securities Partners VII
Vintage: 2015

Size: $5B

Dry Powder: $174.3M

Details: The fund aims to invest in North American B2B, B2C, energy, healthcare & manufacturing companies

Investments By Industry

Investments By Region

Source: Pitchbook

Key Investments

In September 2022, an affiliate of American Securities acquired Meridian Adhesives Group in partnership with the management team and funds affiliated with Arsenal Capital Partners for an undisclosed amount. Meridian is a producer of advanced adhesives for electronics, infrastructure, and industrial end markets, including flooring

In June 2022, RealManage and American Securities LLC formed a strategic partnership which included an investment from affiliates of American Securities to support RealManage’s leading operations and to accelerate growth through acquisitions and branch openings. RealManage is an operator of homeowner associations and condo management software intended to assist users with access to all pertinent community information

In April 2022, Prince International Corporation, a portfolio company of American Securities LLC, acquired Ferro Corporation for c.$2.1 billion. Ferro Corporation produces specialty materials sold to manufacturers in various industries. In conjunction with the transaction, Prince will combine with Chromaflo Technologies, and the new company will be renamed as Vibrantz Technologies Inc.

In February 2022, PAE Inc, a provider of services and support to the U.S government was acquired by Amentum Services, via its financial sponsors American Securities and Lindsay Goldberg, through a $1.9 billion public-to-private LBO

In December 2021, American Securities acquired SOLV Energy in a $2 billion deal. SOLV Energy is a subsidiary of Swinerton and provides engineering, procurement and construction services intended to build solar photovoltaic plants and energy storage facilities

In October 2021, OnTrac, a provider of package delivery services was acquired by Lasership, via its financial sponsors American Securities and Greenbriar Equity Group, through a $1.3 billion LBO. The combined company will be a pure-play national e-commerce solution in last-mile parcel delivery and enhance customers’ ability to meet growing demand in the consumer delivery market

In May 2021, CS Energy, a provider of solar power and energy storage development services was acquired by American Securities through an LBO for an undisclosed sum

In November 2020, Complete Wind,  a provider of inspection and engineering services for wind farms was acquired by Acuren, via its financial sponsor American Securities, through an LBO for an undisclosed sum

Other Details

Since its inception, American Securities holds a track record of 77 investments with $26 billion in committed capital. The firm’s current portfolio consists of 28 investments generating $45 billion in revenues and $5.5 billion EBITDA. The firm currently has 154,000 employees and operates across 55 countries in the world

American Securities’ affiliated company AS Birch Grove is an alternative credit manager focused on corporate credit opportunities in North America and Europe managing approximately $6 billion of credit assets across an opportunistic hedge fund, private credit vehicles, par credit vehicles, and a CLO platform

ACE & Company, ACI Capital, Ares Management, Belfor USA Group, Five Points Capital, FleetPride, Henry Company, Leonard Green & Partners, Milk Specialties Global, Norwest Equity Partners, Rosetta Capital, SpecialtyCare, The Family Office Company, TPG, Trimaran Capital Partners, Whiterock Capital are some of the co-investors who invest alongside American Securities

Source: Pitchbook, Company Website, Press Release