Growth Through Partnership
AIP collaborates with management teams and business owners to drive transformational change and long-term growth. We approach each investment as a true partnership, with an emphasis on developing people and processes that enable transformational change. Given the Firm’s heritage as experienced operators and effective leaders, AIP is able to deploy a proven operational playbook geared toward purposeful growth, while cultivating strong culture, values, and vision.
At AIP, we apply a differentiated approach to investing. Our operational and M&A resources are engaged at the onset of each potential transaction and remain actively involved through portfolio transformation. Integrating operational planning and strategy development on the front end of the investment decision-making process allows AIP to accelerate value creation at portfolio companies early in the investment period.
Our solutions improve efficiency, accelerate growth, and drive value for our partners. This is the Allied Advantage—an approach that has proven successful through the AIP team’s 30 years of combined experience in managing and growing businesses, private equity investing in industrial businesses, and having held leadership positions in challenging environments.
AIP’s unique investment approach requires potential partners to meet certain criteria. This ensures partners will be open to operational improvement, primed for success, and ready to experience accelerated growth by partnering with the AIP team.
- EBITDA: $5–30MM
- $25–100MM equity capital commitments per platform
- Control investments
- Growth equity, buyouts, or recapitalizations
- Corporate carve-outs
- Provides mission-critical products and services in infrastructure or industrial applications
- History of success and cash flow generation
- Market-leading position
- High-quality managers and entrepreneurs
- Strong recurring cash flow and unit-level economics
- Opportunity for significant operational improvement, deployed
at the start of the investment process
- Strong competitive advantage
Benefits of Working with AIP
AIP accelerates transformational change and drives growth in industrial organizations. These partners can expect and take advantage of the benefits and value creation initiatives outlined below.
We assist management teams with assessing and refining their long and short term strategies, with the goal of growing their business.
Operational Efficiency and Improvement
Our operational heritage stems from our co-founders, who have proven leadership and business-building experience, purchasing and supply chain management expertise, and a successful track record of operational improvement implementation.
Deploying a Buy & Build Strategy
Our internal M&A expertise allows our partners to implement an aggressive acquisition playbook that enables accelerated transformational growth.
Access to the AIP Network
We provide all of our management teams with access to our extensive network of executives and operators in order to make an immediate impact at the start of our partnership together.
Process Development and Enhancement
We have extensive experience assisting our management teams with developing and enhancing systems, improving management processes, and developing their people to thoughtfully scale their businesses.
We apply a data-informed approach designed to drive more informed decisions in growth initiatives and operational improvements.