Founded by the Rockefeller, Mellon and Harriman family interests and S.G. Warburg & Co. in 1968, AEA Investors is a pioneer in the private equity industry with an unparalleled global network of investors, business leaders and sector-focused industry professionals.

Today, we are a leading global private investment firm focused on private equity and debt investments in the middle market. With approximately 120 employees, including approximately 75 investment professionals, AEA operates across five offices on three continents.

We manage over $15 billion of invested and committed capital as of March 2019 dedicated to three investment strategies:

  • Buyouts of middle-market companies.
  • Buyouts of companies at the smaller end of the middle-market.
  • Mezzanine and senior debt investments.

AEA’s individual investors – known as Participants – include more than 75 of the world’s leading industrial families, business executives and former government leaders. Their network of relationships, experience and deep industry expertise in operating businesses helps us evaluate investment opportunities and work with portfolio companies to achieve superior, risk- adjusted returns for our investors.

Rather than mere investors, we see ourselves as providers of transformational capital that invest in well-positioned businesses which can benefit and improve operationally, strategically and financially. By focusing on building businesses, often within niche and complex sectors, we have invested successfully over many economic cycles.

  • $15b

    With over $15 billion under management, AEA is a leader in global, middle-market private investing.

  • 125+

    With approximately 130 employees, including over 80 investment professionals, AEA’s experienced and focused team leverages deep industry knowledge and exceptional operational expertise.

  • 5/3

    With five offices across three continents, AEA has an unparalleled global network of relationships with family owners of industrial companies, business executives and influential government leaders.

  • 1968

    Founded in 1968 by members of the world’s leading industrial families, AEA is one of the oldest and most experienced private equity firms with a long legacy of success.

  • 75

    AEA has more than 75 Participants, who include some of the world’s pre-eminent industrial families, business executives and former government leaders.