AEA Investors


Relationships Matter

There is a simple reason our investment principles have worked for 50 years: We believe in a relationship-driven approach to investing through partnering with exceptional management teams of middle market companies to help them build and improve their businesses.


A leading manufacturer of custom window coverings serving residential and commercial end markets.

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

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

A leading retailer of contact lenses in the United States with the largest direct-to-consumer platform bolstered by strategic B2B fulfillment partners and leading optical telemedicine technology.

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

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

A leading provider of automated packaging machinery solutions and related aftermarket products that drive efficiency and increase packaging line performance for diverse food, beverage, pharmaceutical, consumer goods and industrial goods companies.

A leading player in the fitness club industry with 432 clubs in 13 states and 23+ markets, maintaining the #1 market share position across all core markets.

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

The leading U.S. distributor of wallboard, acoustical products (primarily ceiling tile and ceiling grid), and related specialty building products.

  • $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.