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.


Charlie joined AEA in 2016 as a member of the Small Business Fund team.

Prior to joining AEA, Charlie was an analyst at Harris Williams & Co. in the industrials group.

Ben joined AEA in 2011 as a member of the Small Business Fund team. Ben serves on the board of Allied Power Group, Connexus Resource Group, Entregado Group and IGL Holdings.

Prior to joining AEA, Ben worked in the investment banking group at Macquarie Capital in New York, focusing on mergers & acquisitions and financings within the industrials group.

Tim joined AEA in 2005 as a member of the Small Business Fund team. Tim rejoined AEA in 2009 after business school and was promoted to Partner in 2018. He serves on the boards of Allied Power Group, American Expediting, Balboa and Barnet Products. He also served on the boards of former AEA portfolio companies Aramsco, Evans, and Flow Control Group.

Prior to joining AEA, Tim was a strategy consultant with The Parthenon Group.

Baron joined AEA in 2004 as a member of the Small Business Fund team and was promoted to Partner in 2011. He currently serves as a board member of Allied Power Group, Balboa, Barnet Products, Connexus Resource Group, Dayton Parts, Entregado Group, IGL Holdings, Omega, SBP, and Veseris. He also served on the boards of former AEA portfolio companies Aramsco, Colony Hardware, Evans, Flow Control Group, Galco, Implus Footcare, In the Swim, PLZ Aeroscience, Sextant Education and Troxell Communications.

Prior to joining AEA, Baron was an associate at Arena Capital Partners, focusing on investments in business services companies. Prior to Arena, he was with GE Capital’s private equity investment division and was a member of the mergers and acquisitions department at Prudential Securities.

  • $15b

    With over $15 billion under management, AEA is a leader in global, middle-market private investing.

  • 125+

    With approximately 130 employees, including over 80 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.