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J. Louis Sharpe
Partner

Louie joined AEA in 1998 as an Associate and became a Partner in 2010. He focuses on AEA’s investments in the Specialty Chemicals and Value-Added Industrial Products sectors. He currently serves on the board of GMS, Numotion, Springs Window Fashions and Visual Comfort Group. He also served on the boards of former AEA portfolio companies Henry, RelaDyne and SRS Roofing Supply.

Prior to joining AEA, Louie was in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley.

Education B.A. in Economics, Yale University
Location New York
Business Private Equity, Middle Market
Portfolio Company Involvement Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc.
Henry Company
Numotion
RelaDyne, Inc.
Sovereign Specialty Chemicals
Springs Window Fashions
SRS Roofing Supply
Visual Comfort Group

  • $11b

    With approximately $11 billion under management, AEA is a leader in global, middle-market private investing.

  • 100+

    With approximately 120 employees, including over 75 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.