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Since 2005, AEA’s small business funds have invested in the following companies within its core sectors – Specialty Chemicals, Consumer / Retail, Value-Added Industrial Products and Services. To view a complete list of all of AEA’s investments across all private equity funds, please click here.

     
  INVESTMENT DATE INDUSTRY INVESTMENT DESCRIPTION
2019-06-17 services Allied Power Group
June 2019
Services
Allied Power Group
Houston, TX
current

A leading independent provider of aftermarket in-shop and field services based maintenance and repair solutions for heavy-frame industrial gas turbines, primarily serving the electric utility industry.

2019-05-31 services American Expediting
May 2019
Services
American Expediting
Folcroft, PA
current

A leading same-day ground courier that specializes in on-demand, expedited transportation and logistics services for customers with time-critical shipment needs.

2018-08-01 services Connexus Resource Group
August 2018
Services
Connexus Resource Group
American Fork, UT
current

A holding company for a strategy to consolidate the large and fragmented specialty contact center outsourcing market. ROI Solutions is the first platform company within Connexus providing highly technical and customized inbound and outbound customer service and sales solutions to B2C and B2B customers across a diversified base of stable end markets.

2018-04-10 value-added-industrials Pexco LLC
April 2018
Value-Added Industrial Products
Pexco LLC
Alpharetta, GA
current

A leading specialty manufacturer of customized, short-run plastic profile extrusions for a variety of industrial applications.

2017-11-30 services Entregado Group
November 2017
Services
Entregado Group
Alvin, TX
current

A leading provider of outsourced electric utility infrastructure services provider serving many of the largest transmission & distribution Investor Owned Utilities in the United States

2017-09-28 services specialty-chemicals Barnet Products Corporation
September 2017
Services
Specialty Chemicals
Barnet Products Corporation
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
current

A leading value-added distributor, developer and marketer of specialty cosmetic ingredients to the global beauty and personal care market.

2017-04-29 services National Carwash Solutions
April 2017
Services
National Carwash Solutions
Grimes, IA
current

A leading provider of carwash services and equipment in North America.

2016-08-19 value-added-industrials Omega Acquisition Corporation
August 2016
Value-Added Industrial Products
Omega Acquisition Corporation
Irving, TX
current

A leading distributor and assembler of branded and private label aftermarket climate control components for a broad range of vehicles, including automobiles and light trucks, heavy duty trucks, off-road/agricultural equipment, and specialty vehicles.

2016-08-02 services SGLT Holdings
August 2016
Services
SGLT Holdings
Seattle, WA
current

A leading international asset-light freight forwarding and logistics platform that helps its customers purchase and coordinate the movement of freight across various transportation modes (e.g., ocean, air, truck) and geographies.

2016-01-04 value-added-industrials IGL Holdings
January 2016
Value-Added Industrial Products
IGL Holdings
Arlington, TX
current

Holding company for a strategy to consolidate the large and fragmented specialty (decorative) label and flexible packaging converter market through a decentralized acquisition strategy. The acquired companies serve small to medium sized brands in a diverse set of consumable product end markets.

2015-11-17 value-added-industrials Balboa Instruments
November 2015
Value-Added Industrial Products
Balboa Instruments
Costa Mesa, CA
current

A leading global supplier of electronic control systems, precision instrumentation and measurement devices for a range of industries.

2015-02-27 value-added-industrials Flow Control Group
February 2015
Value-Added Industrial Products
Flow Control Group
Charlotte, NC
former

A leading distributor of process control and fluid handling products in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern U.S.

2014-05-30 services value-added-industrials Galco Industrial Electronics, Inc.
May 2014
Services
Value-Added Industrial Products
Galco Industrial Electronics, Inc.
Madison Heights, MI
current

A leading direct marketer of industrial electronic components focused on control and automation product categories primarily serving maintenance and repair applications.

2013-05-21 services Aramsco Holdings, Inc.
May 2013
Services
Aramsco Holdings, Inc.
Paulsboro, NJ
former

A leading distributor of safety products and supplies to specialty contractors.

2012-06-01 services Evans Network
June 2012
Services
Evans Network
Schuylkill Haven, PA
former

A leading transportation services firm focused on supporting agents and drivers that coordinate and haul intermodal freight.

2012-05-04 value-added-industrials Dayton Parts
May 2012
Value-Added Industrial Products
Dayton Parts
Harrisburg, PA
current

A leading U.S. provider of spring undercarriage and suspension aftermarket parts to the heavy duty truck industry.

2011-12-01 services value-added-industrials SBP Holding LP (Singer Bishop)
December 2011
Services
Value-Added Industrial Products
SBP Holding LP (Singer Bishop)
Glen Burnie, MD
current

A leading value-added distributor of industrial rubber products and wire rope & rigging products primarily operating in the Eastern United States.

2010-02-03 consumer-products-retail services Phillips Pet Food & Supplies
February 2010
Consumer / Retail
Services
Phillips Pet Food & Supplies
Easton, PA
former

An industry leading pet food and pet products distributor serving the Eastern, Midwestern, and Western United States.

2009-11-02 services Sextant Education Corp.
November 2009
Services
Sextant Education Corp.
Fort Myers, FL
former

A nationally accredited postsecondary educational institution offering Bachelor, Associate, and Diploma programs.

2008-12-01 services Troxell Communications, Inc.
December 2008
Services
Troxell Communications, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ
current

2008-05-19 consumer-products-retail Implus Footcare, LLC
May 2008
Consumer / Retail
Implus Footcare, LLC
Durham, NC
former

A leading designer, distributor and marketer of footwear accessories.

2007-07-01 services National Rehab Equipment, Inc.
July 2007
Services
National Rehab Equipment, Inc.
Moon Township, PA
former

A leading direct-to-consumer distributor of wound care and related services and products.

2007-07-01 services Colony Hardware Corporation
July 2007
Services
Colony Hardware Corporation
Orange, CT
former

A route-based distributor of tools, safety equipment, and supplies serving the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic non-residential construction markets.

2006-12-01 services value-added-industrials Industrial Controls
December 2006
Services
Value-Added Industrial Products
Industrial Controls
Eatontown, NJ
former

A leading independent distributor of process controls, HVAC controls, and automated industrial valves in the Midwest and eastern-regions of the United States primarily serving the maintenance, repair, and overhaul market and selling to installers, contractors and end-users directly.

2006-03-01 value-added-industrials PPC Industries, Inc.
March 2006
Value-Added Industrial Products
PPC Industries, Inc.
Pleasant Prairie, WI
former

A manufacturer of specialty plastic solutions for medical/pharmaceutical, food processing, and niche industrial applications.

2005-08-01 consumer-products-retail value-added-industrials PLZ Aeroscience Corporation
August 2005
Consumer / Retail
Value-Added Industrial Products
PLZ Aeroscience Corporation
St. Clair, MO
former

PLZ Aeroscience Corporation is composed of two divisions: Plaze, Inc. and Claire-Sprayway, Inc. The Plaze division is a full-service outsourced contract packager of aerosol products. Plaze serves consumer and institutional products companies that outsource the formulation, filling and packaging of their aerosol products. The Claire-Sprayway division is a leading manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label aerosol cleaning agents, disinfectants, air fresheners, adhesives, lubricants, insecticides and automotive detail products.

2005-02-01 consumer-products-retail services In the Swim
February 2005
Consumer / Retail
Services
In the Swim
Chicago, IL
former

The largest direct marketer of swimming pool supplies to residential and commercial consumers in the United States.