AEA

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.

 

Timothy joined AEA in 2019 as a member of the private debt team.

Prior to AEA, Timothy was a director at Abacus Finance Group, providing credit solutions to private equity sponsored lower middle market companies. Previously, he was a vice president in the leveraged finance group at US Bancorp. Earlier in his career, Timothy held similar positions at CIT Asset Management, American Capital and J.P. Morgan.

Kathryn joined AEA in 2017 as an Associate and was promoted to Vice President in 2020. Prior to joining AEA, Kathryn was an investment banking associate at Jefferies LLC in the leveraged finance group.

Reza joined AEA in 2016 as an Associate and was promoted to Vice President in 2019. Prior to joining AEA, Reza was an analyst at Wells Fargo Securities in the leveraged finance group. Previously, he was an investment associate at Cambridge Associates.

Jeff joined AEA in 2013 as a member of the mezzanine team.

Prior to joining AEA, Jeff worked in the investment banking group at Sandler O’Neil and Partners, focusing on recapitalization and restructuring advisory. Prior to Sandler O’Neil, Jeff was at Gleacher and Company in the restructuring and reorganization group.

John joined AEA in 2005 as member of the mezzanine team and was promoted to Partner in 2018.

Prior to joining AEA, John spent three years at AlpInvest Partners, a global private equity manager. Prior to AlpInvest, he was at 212 Ventures, the technology arm of Investcorp International. Prior to this position, he was at Credit Suisse First Boston in the leveraged finance and financial sponsors group.

Mike joined AEA in 2006 as a member of the mezzanine team.

Prior to joining AEA, he was with Investcorp International in New York, working as a generalist on a variety of leveraged buyout transactions. Prior to Investcorp, Mike was with Credit Suisse First Boston in the leveraged finance and financial sponsors group.

Christian joined AEA in 2006 as a member of the mezzanine team and was promoted to Partner in 2018.

Prior to joining AEA, he was with Allied Capital in New York, originating, executing and monitoring middle market mezzanine and control buyout transactions. Prior to Allied Capital, Christian was with GE Equity, the private equity investment division of GE Capital and Chase Securities Inc., where he was a member of the acquisition finance group.

Scott joined AEA in 2004 as a Partner to help implement AEA’s private debt investing effort. In 2018, Scott was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and in 2020 he became Group Head of the AEA Private Debt Group. Scott is a member of the investment committees of the mezzanine and senior loan funds.

Prior to joining AEA, Scott was a principal in the New York office of Allied Capital, a NYSE-traded business development company. While at Allied Capital, he was responsible for originating, executing and monitoring privately negotiated debt and equity investments in both sponsored and nonsponsored middle market companies, and he served as a director of Callidus Capital Corporation and a member of the management committee of Callidus Capital Management LLC. Prior to joining Allied Capital, Scott served as a consultant to the Carlyle Group and a managing director in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse First Boston where he spent 12 years after joining the firm in 1990. During his tenure at Credit Suisse First Boston, he was a member of the leveraged finance group and the global industrial and services group where he originated and executed debt and equity financings in the public and private markets in both the United States and Europe.

Tom joined AEA in 2004 to help implement AEA’s private debt investing effort and was promoted to Partner in 2006. Tom is a member of the investment committees of the mezzanine and senior loan funds.

Prior to joining AEA, Tom spent over thirteen years at Credit Suisse First Boston in a number of areas including leveraged finance and financial sponsor coverage, high yield finance and corporate restructurings and reorganizations. During his tenure at Credit Suisse First Boston, he completed over 60 transactions for over $14 billion in total value, including senior bank loans, bridge loans, high yield offerings, equity offerings and merger and acquisition transactions.

Joe joined AEA in 2004 as a Partner. In 2020, Joe became Executive Chairman of the AEA Private Debt Group and Chairman of the investment committee of all AEA debt funds.

Prior to joining AEA, Joe spent four years at J.H. Whitney & Co. as co-head of the mezzanine group and member of the credit and investment committees, managing $1 billion of dedicated capital. While at Whitney, he was also co-head of the structured products (CBO) group and was a member of its credit and investment committees. Joe also spent significant time on private equity activities and served on several boards in his various capacities. Prior to joining Whitney in 1999, Joe spent 12 years at Credit Suisse First Boston in a number of areas including leveraged finance and financial sponsor coverage, high yield finance and corporate restructurings and reorganizations.

  • $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.