Private Equity
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Christopher Basham
Vice President

Chris joined AEA in 2009 and focuses on AEA’s investments in the Consumer / Retail and Services sectors.

Prior to joining AEA, Chris worked in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York, focusing on M&A advisory and financing assignments for industrial companies.

Education B.A. in Political Economy, Williams College
Location New York
Business Private Equity, Middle Market
Portfolio Company Involvement Brand Networks
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ThreeSixty Group, Ltd.

  • $16b

    With approximately $16 billion under management as of March 2019, 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.