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.


Valued-added distributor of mission-critical consumable metalworkings and industrial MRO products

Leading marketer and supplier of auto aftermarket drivetrain, exhaust and tuning parts

Manufacturer of test and measurement instrumentation and software focused on the detection, measurement, and ongoing monitoring of various gases and associated infrastructure.

Leading U.S.-based specialty chemicals manufacturer, providing proprietary and custom products to the global coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomer (“CASE”) industries utilizing complex chemistries and processes.

Conducts clinical research studies on behalf of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Leading manufacturer of paper and film application tapes, synthetic papers, carbonless paper products and extruded films.

Marketer of a portfolio of leading, long-established, over-the-counter consumer healthcare brands including fds (feminine hygiene), Bonine (motion sickness), Bactine (antiseptic pain spray) , Emetrol (anti-nausea) and Glaxal Base (dry skin).

Leading provider of on-site personnel, value-added services, innovative technologies and solutions needed to support the full lifecycle of power generating facilities.

Premier formulator, packager and marketer of automotive appearance and maintenance chemical brands.

  • $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.