IGP sells FMH Aerospace for $235 mln

Industrial Growth Partners has sold FMH Aerospace to Ametek Inc for $235 million. Based in Irvine, California, FMH is a maker of complex, highly-engineered solutions for the aerospace, defense and space industries.


San Francisco, CA – Industrial Growth Partners is pleased to announce the completion of the sale of FMH Aerospace to AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) for $235 million in a transaction that closed on  January 19, 2018.

FMH, headquartered in Irvine, California, is a leading manufacturer of complex, highly-engineered solutions for the aerospace, defense and space industries. FMH products are used to facilitate the transfer of fluids and gases at extreme temperature and pressures with highly demanding, mission-critical applications.

Original Acquisition Details
IGP, together with members of the management team and certain outside investors, purchased a controlling interest in the Company in May 2015.  Since that time, the Company has continued to execute on its strategic plan to become a leading designer and manufacturer of highly-engineered, flight-critical integrated assemblies for air, fluid and gas conveyance applications.  During IGP’s ownership, the Company invested heavily in human capital, including key hires for the senior management team, engineering and sales resources and manufacturing capabilities. The new management team and increased technical and engineering depth across the organization positioned the Company for its next phase of growth.

Rick Busch, CEO of FMH, commented:
“IGP’s support of our company as it transitioned from a family-run business to an institutionally-backed enterprise was crucial. They were an ideal partner as we went through the process of expanding the senior management team, investing in key manufacturing processes and implementing a business operating system for continuous improvement initiatives. Ultimately, these initiatives enabled us to more than double EBITDA during our partnership with IGP.”

IGP, founded in 1997, is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with $2.2 billion of equity capital raised since inception.  The firm invests exclusively in middle-market companies in the industrial and industrial services sector in partnership with management teams.