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.