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Baron Carlson

Baron joined AEA in 2004 as a member of the Small Business Fund team and was promoted to Partner in 2011. He currently serves as a board member of Allied Power Group, Barnet Products, CIMSense, CLS Management Services, Connexus Resource Group, Dayton Parts, IGL Holdings, Omega, SBP, Unisyn Precision Components and Veseris. Baron also served on the boards of former AEA portfolio companies Aramsco, Balboa Instruments, Colony Hardware, Entregado Group, Evans, Flow Control Group, Galco, Implus Footcare, In the Swim, PLZ Aeroscience, Sextant Education and Troxell Communications.

Prior to joining AEA, Baron was an associate at Arena Capital Partners, focusing on investments in business services companies. Prior to Arena, he was with GE Capital’s private equity investment division and was a member of the mergers and acquisitions department at Prudential Securities.

Education B.A. in Government, Dartmouth College
Location New York
Business Private Equity, Small Business
Portfolio Company Involvement Allied Power Group
Aramsco Holdings
Balboa Instruments
Barnet Products Corporation
CLS Management Services, Inc.
Colony Hardware
Connexus Resource Group
Dayton Parts
Entregado Group
Flow Control Group
Galco Industrial Electronics, Inc.
IGL Holdings
Implus Footcare
In the Swim
National Rehab
Omega Acquisition Corporation
PLZ Aeroscience Corporation
SBP Holding LP
Sextant Education
The Evans Network of Companies
Troxell Communications
Unisyn Precision Components

  • $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.