AEA Investors


Operating Partners
and Executives

Operating Partners and Executives are a key component of the AEA team who bring significant knowledge and expertise to the full cycle of AEA’s investment process.

Our Operating Partners and Executives have a significant number of years of experience in leadership roles at multi-national companies. They work as part of the investment team to identify and evaluate prospective investment opportunities, developing and underwriting the operating plan of the business, serving on portfolio company boards of directors, mentoring and coaching management teams and recruiting executives to supplement current management.

Our Operating Partners and Executives provide a powerful competitive advantage in making thoughtful investment decisions and supporting our companies after we have made the investment.

  • $15b

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

  • 130+

    With approximately 135 employees, including approximately 90 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.