AEA Investors



AEA’s individual investors – known as Participants – are a unique asset. They provide unmatched experience, knowledge and access to their personal and professional networks.

AEA has more than 75 Participants, including some of the world’s pre-eminent industrial families, business leaders and former government leaders. Many are or have been chairmen and CEOs of leading enterprises. These Participants provide in-depth advice and insights on investment strategy and portfolio company value creation, assist in industry and portfolio company due diligence and, frequently, provide strategy guidance and thought leadership as members of portfolio company boards of directors. The Participants also represent our original investor group and make capital commitments to AEA funds.

Historically, AEA Participants were Chairmen or CEOs of the following representative list of companies:

  • Air Products
  • Altria Group Inc.
  • American International Group, Inc.
  • Amway
  • Areva
  • AT&T Corp.
  • Beazer Homes
  • British Petroleum
  • Capital Cities / ABC, Inc.
  • Celanese Corporation
  • Chemtura
  • Chiquita Brands International
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Crompton Corporation
  • C.V. Starr
  • Daimler
  • Danaher
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • DHL International (Hong Kong) Ltd.
  • Fannie Mae
  • Federated Department Stores, Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Foods Corporation
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
  • Grainger
  • Hexal AG
  • Honeywell International
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Hysan Development
  • IMI plc
  • Imperial Chemical Industries plc
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
  • J.C. Penney Company Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • J Sainsbury plc
  • Kroger
  • Laporte plc
  • Lubrizol (fka Noveon)
  • Measurement Specialties
  • Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
  • Mobil Oil Corporation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nortel Networks
  • Praxair, Inc.
  • Priceline
  • Prudential Insurance Company
  • Rexnord
  • Schering-Plough Corporation
  • Specialty Coatings International
  • Tuscarora Inc.
  • United Natural Foods

  • $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.