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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.

 

Alex joined AEA in 2021 as a Vice President on the Small Business Fund team.

Prior to joining AEA, Alex was a senior associate at Wafra in New York. He started his career in investment banking at Harris Williams.

Arting joined AEA in 2016 as a member of the Middle Market Private Equity team. She rejoined AEA in 2020 after receiving her MBA at Harvard Business School. Arting focuses on AEA’s investments in the Consumer and Services sectors.

Prior to joining AEA, Arting was an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan in the mergers & acquisitions group in New York.

Evan joined AEA in 2015 as a member of the Middle Market Private Equity team. He rejoined AEA in 2019 after receiving his MBA at London Business School. Evan focuses on AEA’s investments in Europe and the Value-Added Industrials and Services sectors.

Prior to joining AEA, Evan was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company in Atlanta and London.

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).

Elliot joined AEA in 2018 as an Associate and was promoted to Vice President in 2021. Prior to joining AEA, Elliot was an investment banking analyst at Lazard Frères & Co. in the industrials group. Elliot graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics.

Jordan joined AEA in 2018 as an Associate and was promoted to Vice President in 2021. Prior to joining AEA, Jordan was an strategy consultant at Bain & Company. Jordan graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Marketing, Operations & Information Management and Entrepreneurship.

Alex joined AEA in 2018 as an Associate and was promoted to Vice President in 2021. Prior to joining, Alex was an investment banking analyst at Lazard Frères & Co. in the consumer and retail group. Alex graduated with the highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Mathematics.

Thomas joined AEA in 2018 as an Associate and was promoted to Vice President in 2021. Prior to joining AEA, Thomas was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company. Thomas graduated cum laude from Duke University, where he earned a B.S.E from the Pratt School of Engineering.

Blake joined AEA in 2018 as an Associate and was promoted to Vice President in 2021. Prior to joining AEA, Blake worked as an investment banking analyst at Lincoln International and BB&T Capital Markets. Blake graduated from Washington and Lee University, where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting.

  • $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.