investment philosophy

We dedicate the time, energy, and resources to help every company achieve its full potential.

Aaron Maeng, Kevin Penn, Former Metaldyne Performance Group CEO George Thanopoulos, and Loren Easton

Leading Companies

We invest in market-leading companies with strong market share, a key determinant of the stability, defensibility and predictability of cash flow.

Attractive Industries

We target companies in industries demonstrating sufficient long-term demand trends.

Experienced Management

We work actively with proven managers and typically require senior management teams to make a personally meaningful equity investment alongside us and our investors. We believe that this serves to align the interests of management, investors, and American Securities.

Lower Leverage

We believe that conservatively capitalizing companies mitigates the impact of potential economic or industry cycles and facilitates the generation of free cash flow for debt retirements, re-deployment toward expansion opportunities or return of capital.


current fund

$250 - $700M

typical equity investment

Aspen Dental CEO Bob Fontana and Lee Dranikoff

A relatively concentrated portfolio allows us to focus on each and every partnership.

Current Companies

Investment Team Managing Directors

Companies Per Managing Director

We work closely with management to drive long-term value. Learn more about partnering with us.