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.


Andrew joined AEA in 2013 as an Accounting Manager and became Vice President of Fund Administration in 2019. He is responsible for all aspects of fund administration and loan operations for the Private Debt Funds including financial reporting, audit, taxation, investor communications and reporting.

Prior to joining AEA, Andrew was an assistant controller at Apollo Global Management and a senior accountant at Och-Ziff Capital Management. Earlier in his career, Andrew was an auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP specializing in alternative investment funds.

Rachel joined AEA in 2018. She is responsible for all aspects of fund administration for the Private Equity Funds including financial reporting, audit, taxation, investor communications and reporting, and the investor database.

Prior to joining AEA, Rachel was vice president of finance and accounting at Littlejohn & Co. LLC and held similar role at Cerberus Capital Management. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Steve joined AEA as a Partner and Chief Financial Officer in 2011. He oversees finance and administration, human resources, information technology and investor relations.

Before joining AEA, Steve spent over ten years at Ripplewood Holdings LLC, a middle market private equity firm, where he most recently served as chief financial officer and managing director. While at Ripplewood, he managed a team responsible for accounting, operating and administrative functions. Prior to Ripplewood, Steve worked in the assurance and business advisory services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, he worked in the controllers department at The Dreyfus Corporation.

Steve is a certified public accountant.

  • $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.