AEA Investors



AEA Asia is integral to our global strategy with Operating Executives based in Shanghai. We have long been active in Asia even before AEA had local team members there. Several of AEA’s investors and Participants are from the region and, to this day, are an important source of insight and expertise for operating in the region.

Many of our global portfolio companies have significant operations in Asia, particularly in China. AEA Asia’s dedicated Operating Executives support our global portfolio companies in their ongoing sales, marketing, manufacturing and sourcing initiatives in the region over the course of our holding period. In addition, AEA Asia allows us to evaluate global companies with Asian operations during the firm’s investment process in order to better underwrite the risks and opportunities associated with the business as a whole.

  • $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.