AEA Investors


Relationships Matter

There is a simple reason our investment principles have worked for 50 years: 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.


A leading provider of moisture, oxygen and trace gas measurement solutions for process critical applications, with production facilities in Europe, the U.S. and Canada.

A leading international asset-light freight forwarding and logistics platform that helps its customers purchase and coordinate the movement of freight across various transportation modes (e.g., ocean, air, truck) and geographies.

A British company that manufactured pencils, pens and other stationery items.

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of flavors, fragrances, cosmetic ingredients and aroma chemicals.

A leading global player in the protein-based (meat, fish, and cheese) convenience food processing and packaging equipment industry.

Leading global provider of engineered noise and acoustic control solutions and test facilities to various industries, including energy & power, industrial, commercial construction, aviation, and automotive end markets.

A leading manufacturer of flexible metal components for various industrial and automotive applications.

A leading global provider of customized high-performance metal fasteners, flow-control components and gaskets to the global oil & gas, and power generation industries.

The leading global provider of automated material handling equipment.

A global market leader in the provision of mission critical services to the offshore oil & gas industry.

  • $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.