Founded in 1986, American invests in middle market companies. The firm has eight offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. American and its affiliates prefer to make more substantial investments from a dollars perspective. The firm targets companies within healthcare and more than a dozen other industries. Healthcare companies in its portfolio include AmWINS Group, a wholesale insurance broker; Sage Products, a developer of products to help prevent hospital-acquired conditions; Cole-Parmer Instrument Company, a provider of laboratory and industrial fluid handling products; and Alcami Holdings, a supplier of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services.