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.

 

Ben joined AEA in 2011 as a member of the Small Business Fund team. Ben serves on the board of Allied Power Group, CLS Management Services, 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.

John joined AEA in 2004 as a Partner and is co-head of the AEA Small Business Funds. He currently serves as a board member of American Expediting, Barnet Products, CLS Management Services, Connexus Resource Group, Entregado Group, IGL Holdings, NCS, Pexco, and SGLT. He also served on the boards of former AEA portfolio companies Colony Hardware, Evans, Galco, Implus Footcare, In the Swim, Industrial Controls Distributors, National Rehab, Phillips Pet Food and Supplies, PLZ Aeroscience, Sextant Education and Troxell Communications.

Before joining AEA, John was a managing director at Arena Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in small companies in the consumer and business services sectors. Previously, he was a managing director in the leveraged finance group of Credit Suisse First Boston. Prior to joining Credit Suisse First Boston, he worked at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. and NYNEX Corp.

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, CLS Management Services, 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.

  • 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.