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Author: JMTC   Date: 3/14/2017 9:39:40 AM  +0/-0   Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

American Securities

American Securities LLC

Private Ownership
IndustryPrivate Equity
Founded1994; 23 years ago
FounderMichael G. Fisch
Headquarters299 Park Avenue
New York CityNew YorkUnited StatesUSA
ProductsPrivate equity fundsLeveraged buyouts
Total assets$15 billion

American Securities LLC—originally named American Securities Capital Partners (ASCP) 1994 - 2008—is a leading U.S. private equity firm—based in New York with an office in Shanghai—that invests in market-leading North American companies with annual revenues generally ranging from $200 million to $2 billion and/or $50 million to $200 million of EBITDA. American Securities and its affiliates have approximately $15 billion under management.[1] American Securities traces its roots to a family office founded in 1947 by William Rosenwald, the son of Julius Rosenwald(August 12, 1862 – January 6, 1932). Julius Rosenwald was an American businessman and philanthropist. He is best known as a part-owner and leader of Sears, Roebuck and Company, and for establishing the Rosenwald Fund, which donated millions in matching funds to support the education of African American children in the rural South, as well as other philanthropic causes in the first half of the 20th century. He was also the principal founder and backer for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, to which he gave more than $5 million and served as President from 1927 to 1932.









In 1994, American Securities (fka American Securities Capital Partners) formalized its private equity investment activities and opened them to outside investors. On June 8, 2009, American Securities Capital Partners officially changed its name to American Securities LLC.[2] As of January 2017, American Securities and its affiliates had approximately $15 billion under management. American Securities has invested in 56 companies across a variety of industries. As of January 2017, American Securities is currently partnered with 22 companies that have 63,000 collective employees worldwide.[1]



  • Ascribe Capital is an affiliate of American Securities LLC that manages approximately $2 billion of long-term capital focused on investing in the debt, and sometimes equity, securities of middle-market companies.[3]


Current InvestmentsEdit

Investments as of 2017:[4]

  • Advanced Drainage Systems

  • Aspen Dental

  • Blount International

  • Blue Bird

  • Chromaflo Technologies

  • Emerald Performance Materials

  • Fairmount Santrol

  • Frontier Spinning Mills

  • Global Tel*Link (GTL)

  • GT Technologies

  • Henry Company

  • Learning Care Group

  • Metaldyne Performance Group

  • Milk Specialities Global

  • North American Partners in Anesthesia

  • SeaStar Solutions

  • SpecialtyCare

  • Royal Adhesives and Sealants

  • Tekni-Plex, Inc.

  • Ulterra Drilling Technologies

  • Unifrax Corporation

  • The United Distribution Group


Previous InvestmentsEdit

Previous investments as of 2013.[5]

  • Anthony International

  • Arizona Chemical

  • Cambridge International

  • Caribbean Restaurants

  • Community Pacific Broadcasting

  • CTB International

  • Delphi Midstream Partners

  • Dr. Leonard's Healthcare

  • El Pollo Loco

  • FiberMark

  • General Chemical Corp.

  • Healthy Directions

  • Ketema, Inc.

  • Lakeside Energy

  • Liberty Tire Recycling

  • MECS

  • Miltex Instrument Company

  • MVE

  • NEP Broadcasting

  • Oreck Corporation

  • PDM Bridge

  • Potbelly Sandwich Works

  • Presidio

  • Press Ganey

  • Primary Energy Ventures

  • Robertson Fuel Systems

  • TNP Enterprises

  • Unifrax Corporation

  • Unison Site Management

  • VUTEk

  • Weasler Engineering

  • Westward



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