Building great industrial businesses for over 30 years

America’s Leading Industrial Private Equity Investment Firm

Over 30 Years of Successful Private Equity Investing in Industrial Business

American Industrial Partners (AIP) is a leading private equity investment firm based in New York City focusing on middle-market businesses in the industrial economy. Since 1989, AIP has been active in private equity investing, with a focus on purchasing and improving businesses located throughout the United States and Canada.

The AIP Team

Our team of engineering-centric operating and investment professionals possess the functional expertise to identify the potential of industrial businesses.

Meet the Team


The Firm’s equity and credit strategies target middle-market industrial companies, with a flexible and opportunistic approach that invests in all levels of the capital structure.

Strategy & Criteria

The AIP Difference

“Lead by serving” – providing sound financial support and access to the firm’s resources, enabling management to focus on business fundamentals and creating long term value.

Culture & Values

Get to Know the Private Equity Investment Partners at AIP

At AIP, the partnership group is diverse. Each partner’s background compliments another, comprised in total of industrial technology, financial, and operating expertise ranging across several areas. AIP seeks private equity investments only in businesses where the operating risks and opportunities fall under the expertise of the partners.

AIP has built great industrial businesses for over 30 years. Learn about our private equity investment strategies, criteria and philosophies, get to know our team, and review our portfolio of past investments to understand how we’ve been able to continually transform businesses throughout North America.

Current Portfolio

AHF Products

Ascent Aerospace


Cabinetworks Group


The Carlstar Group

Commonwealth Rolled Products

CR Mining

GE Current, a Daintree company

EnTrans International

Form Technologies

Gerber Technology

manroland Goss



Rand Logistics



  • Industrial manufacturing or service businesses
  • Operations in the United States or Canada
  • Private or publicly held
  • >$300 million of revenues and higher for platforms
  • No minimum size requirements for add-ons
  • Negative EBITDA to $250 million


  • Control positions
  • Opportunity to drive value through operational excellence
  • Global revenue opportunity
  • Enterprise value up to $2 billion


  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Complex carve outs
  • Public to private
  • Innovative refinancings
  • Turnarounds (363, Article 9 and CCAA)
  • Debt and Structured transactions

For illustrative purposes. There can be no assurance all investments will exhibit the characteristics above.

Read About Our Criteria

AIP Snapshot

Billion Portfolio Revenue (USD)
Portfolio Company Employees
Global Manufacturing & Distribution Facilities
Platform & Add-On Acquisitions Since Inception