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.

 

Frank Herr is an Operating Executive based in AEA Shanghai.

Prior to AEA, Frank spent 11 years with Eaton Corp in China, overseeing the hydraulics and power distribution businesses, and was most recently general manager of greater China hydraulics. During his time at Eaton, Frank led the integration work after Eaton acquired Moeller Electric and Changzhou Senyuan Electrical, responsible for growing sales, improving profitability and setting up strategic directions for its business and engineering activities. Frank was also instrumental in Eaton’s acquisition of Winner Hydraulics, a leading Hong Kong / mainland China based hydraulic hose and fitting manufacturer in 2004. He was fully responsible for both the establishment of a green field facility in Jining, China and an Eaton Electrical Asia Pacific R&D center in Suzhou. Prior to Eaton, Frank spent four years with Arvin Meritor, a major automotive supplier, and led the set up of two joint ventures with key OEMs as well as the establishment of a wholly owned business in China.

Felix joined AEA in 2013 and focuses on investments in Europe.

Prior to joining AEA, Felix worked in the investment banking group at Morgan Stanley in Sydney, focusing on mergers & acquisitions and financings for utilities and industrial companies.

Tommy joined AEA in 2008 and focuses on AEA’s investments in the Value-Added Industrial Products and Services sectors. He currently serves on the boards of BMS Enterprises and Numotion.

Prior to joining AEA, Tommy was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company in Atlanta.

Alex joined AEA’s London office in 2004 as an Associate and became a Partner in 2015. Alex currently focuses on AEA’s investments in Europe. In 2006, Alex relocated to Hong Kong for three years to help AEA establish its Asia presence and evaluate investment opportunities in the region. He is currently on the boards of LoneStar, NES Global Talent and Sparrows. He also served on the board of former AEA portfolio company Industrial Acoustics Company.

Prior to joining AEA, Alex was at PwC in the Transaction Services team in London. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001.

  • $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.