AEA

Industry
Expertise


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.

  • Consumer / Retail

    1-800 Contacts, Inc.

  • Value-Added Industrial Products

    Pro Mach Group, Inc.

  • Specialty Chemicals

    Houghton International

  • Value-Added Industrial Products

    Omega Acquisition Corporation

  • Consumer / Retail

    24 Hour Fitness Worldwide, Inc.

  • Specialty Chemicals

    RelaDyne

  • Consumer / Retail

    ThreeSixty Group, Ltd.

  • Services

    NES Global Talent

  • Specialty Chemicals

    Symrise AG

  • Value-Added Industrial Products

    Evoqua Water Technologies

  • Services

    SGLT Holdings

  • Specialty Chemicals

    Sovereign Specialty Chemicals

  • Consumer / Retail

    At Home

  • Services

    TricorBraun Holdings, Inc.

  • Value-Added Industrial Products

    Generation Brands Holdings, Inc.

  • Services

    Aramsco Holdings, Inc.