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.


A leading independent energy services and facility solutions provider to the municipal, university, school and hospital, and commercial and industrial end markets in the United States.

The second largest non-franchised provider of property restoration and reconstruction services to commercial and residential end markets in the United States.

A leading regional quick service restaurant (“QSR”) serving Southern-inspired food in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi. The company has built a highly-differentiated concept within QSR by offering a diverse mix of high-quality, value-focused menu items across all dayparts with exceptional, friendly customer service.

A leading designer and manufacturer of radio frequency and microwave components and subsystems. The company’s products enable secure, reliable communication and detection in harsh environments and regulated applications primarily across Aerospace, Defense, and Space markets.

A leading provider of Complex Rehabilitation Technology (“CRT”) mobility solutions in the U.S., offering complex power and manual wheelchairs and other related products to adults and children with permanent
ambulatory disabilities (“end-users”).

A leading manufacturer of custom window coverings serving residential and commercial end markets.

A leading provider of highly-engineered, polymer-based solutions used in the medical, specialty films, and specialty plastic profiles markets.

A leading global industrial technology platform focused on photonics, or the sensing, manipulation, and emission of light.

A leading designer and marketer of premium outdoor cooking products including wood pellet grills, wood pellets, and related cooking sauces and accessories.

A leading cross-category provider of branded specialty toys across the independent, big-box and e-commerce retail channels.

  • $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.