AEA

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.

 

Lee joined AEA in 2020 as an Operating Partner focused on digital.

Prior to AEA, Lee most recently served as Vice President of North America at Alibaba Group, leading the company’s North American initiatives. Prior to Alibaba, Lee was the first Global Head of Travel at Facebook, where he was responsible for developing the company’s monetization and growth strategy. Previously, Lee held various executive positions at Expedia, including overseeing APAC and North America where he led many demand and supply optimization initiatives. Earlier in his career, Lee was part of the start-up office for eBay UK, where he helped drive eBay’s market penetration with several initiatives across supply, product, digital payments and platform trust and safety. Lee started his career with Warner Music in London.

Andreas joined AEA in 2017 as an Operating Partner focusing on value-added industrial products. He currently serves on the board of AptarGroup and AEA portfolio companies API Technologies, Excelitas Technologies, NES SitelogIQ, and Spectrum Plastics Group.

Most recently, in his position as Honeywell Vice Chairman, he led the company’s Commercial Excellence Initiative, and helped advance the deployment of HOS Gold and position Honeywell as a premier software-industrial company. Prior to this role, Andreas served as the President and CEO of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies, a global leader in process technologies and catalysts for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries as well as a leader in the development and production of high purity, high performance materials such as refrigerants. Prior to that he served as President & CEO of Honeywell’s Environmental and Combustion Controls business.

Andreas is the recipient of the 2017 Chemical Industry Medal.

Nick joined AEA in 2016 and focuses on AEA’s investments in the Value-Added Industrials and Services sectors.

Prior to joining AEA, Nick was an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley in the global transportation group.

James joined AEA in 2008 and focuses on AEA’s investments in the Value-Added Industrials and Services sectors. He currently serves on the boards of API Technologies and Swanson Industries.

Prior to joining AEA, James was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company in Boston and Los Angeles.

Vinay joined AEA as an Associate in 2004 and became a Partner in 2016. Vinay focuses on investments in the Value-Added Industrials and Services sectors. In 2006, he relocated to Hong Kong for three years to help AEA establish its Asia presence and evaluate investment opportunities in the region. He currently serves on the board of API Technologies, Evoqua Water Technologies and Excelitas Technologies. He also served on the board of former AEA portfolio company Dematic.

Prior to joining AEA, Vinay was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company in San Francisco and London.

Tom joined AEA in 1999 and became a Partner in 2003. He focuses on investments in the Value-Added Industrials and Services sectors. He currently serves on the boards of API Technologies, NES Global Talent, Numotion, SitelogIQ, and TricorBraun. He also served on the board of Evoqua Water Technologies. Tom previously served on the boards of former AEA portfolio companies Behavioral Interventions, Cogent Healthcare, Dematic, Houghton International, Kranson Industries, Northern China German Automotive, Pregis, Pro Mach, RelaDyne and Unifrax.

Before joining AEA, Tom was with the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch, where he advised a broad range of private equity investment firms. As part of what was at the time the leading financial sponsor coverage practice on Wall Street, he worked with many large-cap and middle-market firms on all aspects of their investment activities.

Tom is a certified public accountant.

  • $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.