AEA’s private equity funds today focus four on well-defined sectors:
Within each sector, the team’s specialist approach includes a deep network of experts and managers, long term views on industry trends, detailed research conducted on attractive subsectors and strong relationships with potential strategic partners and buyers of its portfolio companies. In addition to investment professionals, we view our Operating Partners and Executives as well as a network of more than 75 Participants as an extension of its sector knowledge base.
Our focused sector knowledge strongly positions us to compete successfully as investment teams are able to identify attractively positioned assets early on, perform robust analysis during the due diligence process and bring new strategic perspectives to management once an investment has been completed. We focus on businesses with strong cash flow, significant growth potential, opportunities for operational change and numerous embedded options for additional growth, transformation and value creation. We believe this focus, coupled with its deep sector knowledge, enables portfolio company growth and mitigates investment downside, leading to strong investment returns with low volatility and reduced risk of principal loss.