American Industrial Partners is an operationally-oriented middle market private equity firm that is distinctively focused on buying and improving industrial businesses with operations in the United States or Canada. The AIP team has deep roots in the industrial economy and has been active in private equity investing since 1989. AIP has completed over 100 platform and add-on acquisitions and invests in all forms of corporate divestitures, management buyouts, recapitalizations, and going-private transactions of established businesses with revenues of $300 million to $1 billion+.
Our Capital Base
American Industrial Partners has raised approximately $7.0 billion of private equity capital through our seven investment funds. Our diverse partnership group comprises many of the leading, global institutional investors including public and corporate pension plans, fund of funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, university endowments and other private and public funds. In addition, all AIP partners invest meaningfully in each of our funds and in every transaction.
The Partners of American Industrial Partners have diverse backgrounds with complementary operating, industrial technology, and financial expertise. AIP investment professionals have individual expertise in operating and technical areas including quality systems, product development and planning, aftermarket growth, engineering effectiveness, global manufacturing and procurement, equipment effectiveness, plant greenfields and consolidations, ERP implementations, and project management. Areas of American Industrial Partners industrial technology expertise include: internet of things (“IoT”), additive manufacturing, data analytics, operations research discipline, software-as-service (“SaaS”), business models, and advanced materials technology.
American Industrial Partners pursues investments where we believe that we can significantly impact business value through the implementation of an operating agenda developed in collaboration with the company’s management team. We are committed to supporting talented management teams in building their businesses. We generally do not play a role in the daily operations of portfolio companies, but rather form a true partnership with management to drive growth.