American Securities is a private equity firm managing more than US$8 billion. Metaldyne, a designer and supplier of metal-formed components and assemblies for powertrain applications, is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan (USA). Metaldyne generated more than US$1 billion in revenue and has 4,000 employees at its 25 facilities located in 13 countries throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.  

“We look forward to partnering with American Securities to accelerate the growth of our company and to continue our global collaboration with our customers,” said Thomas Amato, president and CEO of Metaldyne.   

American Securities’ other investments in the automotive sector include HHI Group Holdings, a manufacturer of forged components, hub unit bearings, and engine timing systems, and GT Technologies, a manufacturer of valvetrain components. 

“Our acquisition of Metaldyne is another example of American Securities’ strategy of investing in market-leading companies,” said Kevin S Penn, managing director at American Securities.  “We are excited to make an investment in Metaldyne because the company has an exceptional management team and a solid growth trajectory. We anticipate continued growth for the auto industry as it recovers globally, and Metaldyne is well positioned to take advantage of that opportunity.”

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