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Private Debt
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John Smith

John joined AEA in 2005 as member of the mezzanine team and was promoted to Partner in 2018.

Prior to joining AEA, John spent three years at AlpInvest Partners, a global private equity manager. Prior to AlpInvest, he was at 212 Ventures, the technology arm of Investcorp International. Prior to this position, he was at Credit Suisse First Boston in the leveraged finance and financial sponsors group.

Education B.S. in Business Administration and Finance, Georgetown University (Honors)
Location New York
Business Private Debt, Mezzanine

  • $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.