This year, American Securities celebrates our 25th anniversary. While many things have evolved over time, our core values have remained true since the beginning.

Business Meeting

Charles Klein, Michael Fisch, and David Horing in 2000. Liza Sanchez, American Securities’ receptionist from 2000-2019, sits in the foreground.

Long-tenured team

  • Michael Fisch Headshot
    25
    Years

    Michael Fisch

    Managing Director & CEO

  • David Horing Headshot
    24
    Years

    David Horing

    Managing Director

  • Larry Greene Headshot
    17
    Years

    Larry Greene

    Director, Operational Excellence

  • Lee Dranikoff headshot
    16
    Years

    Lee Dranikoff

    Managing Director

  • Scott Wolff headshot
    15
    Years

    Scott Wolff

    Managing Director

  • Eric Schondorf headshot
    14
    Years

    Eric Schondorf

    Managing Director & General Counsel

  • David Maue headshot
    12
    Years

    David Maue

    Managing Director & Chief Administrative Officer

  • Ee-Ping Ong headshot
    12
    Years

    Ee-Ping Ong

    Managing Director & China Country Head

  • Mike Sand headshot
    12
    Years

    Mike Sand

    Managing Director

  • Loren Easton headshot
    10
    Years

    Loren Easton

    Managing Director

TODO
TODO

In Memory of Charles D. Klein
1938-2019

Chuck was an instrumental force in creating our business in the early 1990s. He was a creative thinker and a brilliant investor. Chuck had a remarkable ability to see a complex problem through a unique lens and to develop creative solutions. He was a cherished mentor and dear friend, not only to many of us, but also to a wide network who sought Chuck's advice in business and investing, and so many other areas. Chuck was the standard bearer of the values around which we have tried to build our firm. He personified integrity above all else, acting every day in a spirit of partnership and selflessness. While Chuck had retired over 10 years ago, he remained a mentor, respected partner, and, above all, our dear friend.

Michael Fisch and Charles Klein (2002). Read Institutional Investor.

First Control Investments

1994

Ketema

During the partnership with American Securities, Ketema was a public mini-conglomerate with 10 autonomous operating divisions operating in the aerospace and process control equipment areas.

1995

CTB International

During the partnership with American Securities, CTB was a leading manufacturer of feeding, watering, ventilation, and heating equipment for the poultry and swine industries; commercial egg-laying systems; and feed and grain storage bins.

1996

Caribbean Restaurants

During the partnership with American Securities, Caribbean Restaurants held the exclusive franchise from Burger King Corporation to own and operate Burger King restaurants in Puerto Rico.

We believe in long-term, strategic partnership, built on trust and driven by core values.

Strong alignment between all parties results in better relationships, superior operating execution, and faster value creation. We jointly develop a Shared Vision plan focused on the critical value creation levers for the company. In many cases, Shared Vision becomes engrained in the way the company runs and is retained even after our partnership is complete.

TODO

We hope to make the world a better place by giving back to the communities in which we live and work.

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Giving Back Books

Man and woman discussing paperwork

Grace Institute

Grace Institute is a leader in workforce development for women. It serves 300 women annually by developing computer and professional skills to prepare them for administrative and customer support positions in the banking, not-for-profit, health care, and hospitality industries.

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Westside Campaign Against Hunger

Through a supermarket-style food pantry, West Side Campaign Against Hunger alleviates hunger and creates a culture that promotes self-reliance and works for change. In 2018, WSCAH distributed nearly 1.5 million pounds of food to 20,000+ New Yorkers.

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RPI / MAPs

For the past several years, we have partnered with Refugee Protection International (RPI) and Multi Aid Programs (MAPs) to fund educational programs for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.

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Notable Development(s)

American Securities Founded

Fund(s)

ASP I ($71M)

Investment(s)

1

Colleagues

2

Notable Development(s)


Fund(s)

ASP II ($350M)

Investment(s)

7

Colleagues

8

Notable Development(s)

Creation of Resources Group

Fund(s)

ASP III ($650M)

Investment(s)

13

Colleagues

20

Notable Development(s)

Shanghai Office Opens
Ascribe Capital Founded

Fund(s)

ASP IV ($1B)

Investment(s)

23

Colleagues

47

Notable Development(s)


Fund(s)

Ascribe I ($303M)

Investment(s)

26

Colleagues

67

Notable Development(s)


Fund(s)

ASP V ($2.3B)

Investment(s)

28

Colleagues

72

Notable Development(s)


Fund(s)

Ascribe II ($753M)

Investment(s)

35

Colleagues

78

Notable Development(s)


Fund(s)

ASP VI ($3.6B)

Investment(s)

39

Colleagues

84

Notable Development(s)


Fund(s)

Ascribe III ($1B)

Investment(s)

47

Colleagues

96

Notable Development(s)


Fund(s)

ASP VII ($5B)

Investment(s)

56

Colleagues

102

Notable Development(s)


Fund(s)

Ascribe IV ($825M)
ASP VIII ($7B)

Investment(s)

63

Colleagues

130+

Our mission is to generate superior returns by making investments in great businesses and helping existing management better them. We believe that these defining differences help us achieve that goal.

  • 1

    Reputation and comportment of our team with all constituents

  • 2

    Focus on people with low turnover

  • 3

    Differentiated value creation strategy

  • 4

    Focus on long-term best interests of companies and investors