Dyal Capital invests in American Securities

American Securities said Oct. 22 that Dyal Capital Partners, a unit of Neuberger Berman, has invested in the New York private equity firm. Financial terms weren’t announced. Dyal has acquired a small minority stake that is passive, with non-voting interesting. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP acted as legal adviser, and Evercore was financial adviser to American Securities. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobson LLP served as legal counsel to Dyal.

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American Securities Announces Strategic Minority Investment by Dyal Capital

American Securities LLC, a leading private equity firm, announced today that Dyal Capital Partners (“Dyal”), a division of Neuberger Berman, has made a small, minority investment in American Securities. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.

Dyal’s investment is a passive, non-voting interest. There will be no change in American Securities’ management, strategy, investment process, or day-to-day operations as of a result of the investment.

Michael G. Fisch, CEO of American Securities LLC, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Dyal as an investor as we continue to grow our Firm and strive to continue to achieve great results for our investors.”

Michael D. Rees, Head of Dyal Capital Partners, added, “We are excited to partner with American Securities, a firm we have long admired for their thoughtfulness in building an enduring, values-driven institution dedicated to partnership with management teams and investors.”

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP acted as legal advisor, and Evercore acted as financial advisor to American Securities. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobson LLP served as legal counsel to Dyal.