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Thomas Groves
Partner and Chief Operating Officer

Tom joined AEA in 2004 to help implement AEA’s private debt investing effort and was promoted to Partner in 2006. In 2021, Tom was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. He is a member of the investment committees of the mezzanine and senior loan funds.

Prior to joining AEA, Tom spent over thirteen years at Credit Suisse First Boston in a number of areas including leveraged finance and financial sponsor coverage, high yield finance and corporate restructurings and reorganizations. During his tenure at Credit Suisse First Boston, he completed over 60 transactions for over $14 billion in total value, including senior bank loans, bridge loans, high yield offerings, equity offerings and merger and acquisition transactions.

Education A.B. in Economics and Government, Bowdoin College
Location New York
Business Private Debt, Mezzanine

  • $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.