Firm: American Industrial Partners
Fund: American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV LP
Target: $400 million
Amount Raised: $405 million
Placement Agent: MVision Private Equity Advisers
Legal Advisor: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Sixty percent of the capital commitments made by the fund’s 24 LPs came from new backers, said partner Kim Marvin, including
Established in October 2006, Fund IV originally had a hard cap of $600 million. But it was later lowered to $400 million, said Marvin. The firm held an early first closing with a few existing investors at the end of January 2007.
Since April 2007, the firm has spent a total of $50 million on three acquisitions for the fund, with a fourth purchase expected to close in a few weeks. American Industrial Partners intends to make 10 to 12 investments altogether for the fund, at a rate of three per year, focusing on corporate carve-outs of U.S. industrial companies, said Marvin.
American Industrial Partners has invested in private equity since 1989 and is helmed by Marvin, John Becker and Dino Cusumano, who have worked together for 10 years. The firm’s previous fund totaled $238 million.