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.


The largest provider of property damage restoration (“PDR”) services in Europe.

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.

  • $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.