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James Powers

James joined AEA in 2008 and focuses on AEA’s investments in the Value-Added Industrial Products and Services sectors.

Prior to joining AEA, James was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company in Boston and Los Angeles.

Education B.S. in Economics, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (Honors)
Location New York
Business Private Equity, Middle Market
Portfolio Company Involvement Cogent Healthcare
Evoqua Water Technologies
Excelitas Technologies
Henry Company
Swanson Industries
Unifrax Corporation

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