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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.

 

John joined AEA in December 2020 and focuses on AEA’s investments in the technology enabled services sector.

John has over 20 years of transaction and operating experience in the technology enabled services sector. Most recently John was the Managing Partner of SARORAS Private Capital, which provided private equity capital to growing middle market companies in the software and technology enabled services sectors. Previously, John completed several technology investments and was the founder and had a senior management role at Reimagine Holdings Group before the company was sold to a strategic buyer. John began his private equity career at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe where he was a General Partner and Member of the Management Committee.

Keith joined AEA in 2019 as a portfolio manager of the senior debt team. Prior to joining AEA, he was the group head of the structured acquisition finance group at ING Capital where he managed a leveraged loan portfolio as well as coordinated coverage and leverage loan underwriting and execution for financial sponsors. Before ING, Keith was at BNY Mellon Capital Markets, CGV Capital Advisors, Merrill Lynch & Co. and Credit Suisse in various leveraged finance and high yield capital markets-related capacities. He began his career at SunTrust Bank.

Ramzi joined AEA in 2018 as a Partner in the London office. He focuses on AEA’s investments in Europe and currently sits on the board of PST.

Prior to joining AEA, Ramzi was a partner at TPG Capital in London, where over the last 18 years he has completed investments in various sectors, including retail and consumer, industrials, building materials, as well as technology and telecom. He also has experience across geographies, with transactions in several markets including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Turkey, the Middle East, and Australia. Ramzi started his career in investment banking at Merrill Lynch in New York, where he advised private equity firms on all aspects of their investment activities.

Steve joined AEA in 2006 to lead AEA’s investor relations and fundraising efforts and became a Partner in 2015. He is involved in all aspects of investor fundraising, communications and relations as well as business development.

Before joining AEA, Steve was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch & Co.’s private equity fundraising group where he helped raise a variety of private equity and real estate funds from institutional investors worldwide. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he was a manager in the tax and business advisory group at Arthur Andersen.

Steve is also a certified public accountant.

Tim joined AEA in 2005 as a member of the Small Business Fund team. Tim rejoined AEA in 2009 after business school and was promoted to Partner in 2018. He serves on the boards of Allied Power Group, American Expediting, Balboa, Barnet Products and Montway. He also served on the boards of former AEA portfolio companies Aramsco, Evans and Flow Control Group.

Prior to joining AEA, Tim was a strategy consultant with The Parthenon Group.

Dan joined AEA in 2008 as a member of the Small Business Fund team and was promoted to Partner in 2020. Dan currently serves on the board of 50 Floor, Meritus Gas Partners, Omega and SBP. He also served on the board of former AEA portfolio companies Colony Hardware, Galco and NCS.

Prior to joining AEA, Dan was a strategy consultant with L.E.K. Consulting.

Alex joined AEA in 2004. After three years with the firm, he pursued other entrepreneurial focused initiatives before returning to AEA in 2009. He became a Partner in 2018. Alex focuses on AEA’s investments in the Consumer sector and currently serves on the boards of 24 Hour Fitness, BMS Enterprises, Jack’s Family Restaurants, Melissa & Doug and ThreeSixty. Prior to AEA’s exit, he also sat on the board of 1-800 Contacts.

Prior to joining AEA, Alex was a strategy consultant with Bain & Co. in San Francisco. Prior to Bain, he spent a year as a consultant to DataCom, Mongolia’s first internet service provider, as a Henry Luce Scholar.

Alex was a Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Justin joined AEA in 2006 and was promoted to Partner in 2018. Justin focuses on AEA’s investments in the Value-Added Industrial Products and Services sectors. He currently serves on the board of Visual Comfort & Co, and previously served on the board TricorBraun. Justin also served on the board of former AEA portfolio company GMS.

Prior to joining AEA, Justin worked at Brera Capital Partners, a global private equity firm based in New York. Prior to Brera, he worked at Banc of America Securities in both the mergers and acquisitions group and the leveraged acquisition finance 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 and was promoted to Partner in 2021.

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.

  • $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.