AEA

Working
with AEA


Relationships matter. We believe in a relationship-driven approach to investing through partnering with exceptional management teams of middle market companies to help them build and improve their businesses.

With nearly 50 years of experience, we are an understated firm with a reputation for integrity and delivering on our commitments. Our reputation, operating style and track record of success frequently makes us the preferred choice of management and sellers. We partner with management teams of well-positioned businesses to improve revenue growth and operating margins while taking strategic actions to expand the business globally and increase market share or broaden product lines. We bring several unique resources to middle-market businesses including:

  • Global Presence: A global footprint to invest and support companies in regions with the best growth prospects.
  • Industry Expertise: A tight sector focus, with expertise and dedicated teams in the Value-Added Industrial Products, Specialty Chemicals, Consumer / Retail and Services sectors.
  • Participants: The AEA Participant network – an unrivaled global nexus of some of the world’s most important business leaders.
  • Operating Partners and Executives: Experienced professionals with a track record of providing specialized expertise and experience.
  • Team Approach: A structured and rigorous process to make team-oriented, consensus-driven decisions.

  • $10b

    With approximately $10 billion under management, AEA is a leader in global, middle-market private investing.

  • 100+

    With approximately 100 employees, including over 60 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.