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.




  • 1968-2003

    Deal by Deal Investment Programs

    AEA Fund I

    $500 mm

    AEA Fund II

    $1.0 bn

  • 2003-2004

    AEA Fund III Investment Program

    $1.2 bn

    AEA Small Business Fund I

    $286 mm

  • 2006-2009

    AEA Fund IV Investment Program

    $1.5 bn

    AEA Small Business Fund II

    $350 mm

  • 2012

    AEA Fund V Investment Program

    $2.4 bn

  • 2016

    AEA Fund VI Investment Program

    $3.2 bn

    AEA Small Business Fund III

    $445 mm

  • 2019

    AEA Fund VII Investment Program

    $4.8 bn

    AEA Small Business Fund IV

    $877 mm

  • $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.