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Alan Wilkinson
Partner and Co-Head of Small Business Funds

Alan joined AEA in 1989 as a Partner and currently co-heads the AEA Small Business Funds and is a Partner of the AEA Middle Market Funds. Alan serves on the boards of Balboa, Dayton Parts, Flow Control Group, LoneStar, NCS, Omega, Pexco, SBP, SGLT, Sparrows, Spectrum Plastics Group and Troxell Communications. In the last 15 years, he also served on the boards of former AEA portfolio companies Aramsco, Behavioral Interventions, Implus Corporation, In the Swim, Kranson, Phillips Pet Food and Supplies, PLZ Aeroscience, PPC, Shoes for Crews, and SRS Roofing Supply.

As a Partner from 1989 to 1999, Alan concentrated his investment activities in Industrial and Consumer / Retail companies, overseeing many of AEA’s successful investments during that period. Alan left AEA in 1999 and joined Peter Solomon Company, a boutique advisory firm, and then returned to the private equity business in 2002 with Saratoga Partners. He rejoined AEA in early 2004 and helped establish the AEA Small Business Funds.

Prior to joining AEA, from 1984 to 1989, Alan was with Lehman Brothers, first in the mergers and acquisitions department and then with the principal investment group. Previously, Alan worked at Citicorp and Pricewaterhouse and became a Chartered Accountant in England in 1980.

Education M.B.A., Columbia University
B.Sc. in Mathematics, King's College London (First)
Location New York
Business Private Equity, Middle Market
Private Equity, Small Business
Portfolio Company Involvement Aramsco Holdings
Balboa Water Group, LLC
Behavioral Interventions
Dayton Parts
Flow Control Group
Implus Footcare
Kranson Industries
Leiner Health Products
LoneStar Group
Mettler-Toledo
National Carwash Solutions
Omega Acquisition Corporation
Pexco
Phillips Pet Food and Supplies
PLZ Aeroscience Corporation
PPC Industries
Rand McNally
Rubatex
SBP Holding LP
SGLT Holdings
Shoes for Crews
Sola International
Sparrows Group
Specialty Coatings International
Spectrum Plastics Group
SRS Roofing Supply
Troxell Communications

  • $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.