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.

 

Lee joined AEA in 2020 as an Operating Partner focused on digital.

Prior to AEA, Lee most recently served as Vice President of North America at Alibaba Group, leading the company’s North American initiatives. Prior to Alibaba, Lee was the first Global Head of Travel at Facebook, where he was responsible for developing the company’s monetization and growth strategy. Previously, Lee held various executive positions at Expedia, including overseeing APAC and North America where he led many demand and supply optimization initiatives. Earlier in his career, Lee was part of the start-up office for eBay UK, where he helped drive eBay’s market penetration with several initiatives across supply, product, digital payments and platform trust and safety. Lee started his career with Warner Music in London.

Meghana joined AEA in 2020 as an Associate. Prior to joining, Meghana was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Meghana graduated summa cum laude from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in Economics (Wharton) and a B.A.S. in Computer Science.

Chris joined AEA in 2020 as an Associate. Prior to joining AEA, Chris was an investment banking associate at Goldman Sachs in the technology, media, and telecom group. Chris graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, where he earned a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics.

Kevin joined AEA in 2020 as an Associate. Prior to joining AEA, Kevin was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Kevin graduated from Williams College, where he earned a B.A. in Economics.

Michael joined AEA in 2020 as an Associate. Prior to joining AEA, Michael was an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley in the global industrials group. Michael graduated as valedictorian, summa cum laude from the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University, where he earned a B.S. in Finance.

Robert joined AEA in 2020 as an Associate. Prior to joining AEA, Robert was a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group working with the private equity and digital ventures teams. Robert graduated from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business with a B.A. in Business Administration – Finance.

Owen joined AEA in 2020 as an Associate. Prior to joining AEA, Owen was an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse in the global industrials group. Owen graduated summa cum laude from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, where he earned a B.S.B.A. in Accounting and Finance.

Clay joined AEA in 2020 as an Associate. Prior to joining, Clay was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company in Chicago. Clay graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University where he earned a B.A. in Public Health Studies and a B.A. in Economics.

Henry joined AEA in 2020 as an Associate. Prior to joining AEA, Henry was an associate at EY-Parthenon. Henry graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College, where he earned a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics.

Briana joined AEA in 2020 as an Associate. Prior to joining AEA, Briana was an investment banking analyst at Citi in the global asset managers group. Briana graduated magna cum laude from Howard University, where she earned a BBA in Finance.

  • $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.