AEA

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Brian Hoesterey
President

Brian joined AEA in 1999, became a Partner in 2003 and was promoted to President in 2018. He focuses on AEA’s investments in the Specialty Chemicals and Value-Added Industrial Products sectors. Brian currently serves on the boards of Evoqua Water Technologies, Excelitas Technologies, GMS, Springs Window Fashions, Swanson and Visual Comfort Group. He also served on the board of At Home and the boards of former AEA portfolio companies CPG International, Henry, Houghton International, Noveon International, Pregis, Sovereign Specialty Chemicals, SRS Roofing Supply and Unifrax.

Before joining AEA, Brian was an executive at BT Capital Partners, the private equity group of Bankers Trust. At BT Capital, he focused on companies in the chemicals, general industrial and services sectors. His investments included leveraged buyouts in the chemicals and packaging sectors. Before entering the private equity industry, Brian advised corporate management and boards of directors throughout the world on financial and strategic issues. One such position was with the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley, during which he was located in New York and Hong Kong. He also was in the New York office of McKinsey & Co., advising clients on corporate and divisional business strategy. During his tenure there, Brian focused on clients in process industries and other industrial businesses, including chemicals, pulp and paper, agribusiness and general industrial manufacturing and services.

Education M.B.A., Harvard University
B.B.A. in Accounting, Texas Christian University (Honors)
Location New York
Business Private Equity, Middle Market
Portfolio Company Involvement At Home
CPG International
Evoqua Water Technologies
Excelitas Technologies
Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc.
Henry Company
Houghton International
Noveon International
Pregis Corporation
Sovereign Specialty Chemicals
Springs Window Fashions
SRS Roofing Supply
Swanson Industries
Symrise AG
Unifrax Corporation
Visual Comfort Group

  • $11b

    With approximately $11 billion under management, AEA is a leader in global, middle-market private investing.

  • 100+

    With approximately 120 employees, including over 75 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.