AEA Investors

Relationships Matter

AEA was established in 1968 by the world’s leading industrial families to create an opportunity for global business leaders to invest in the next generation of successful enterprises

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A Trusted, Value-Added Partner for Your Business

For over five decades, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to driving business excellence and have built a legacy befitting our industrial origins while continuously adapting to the evolving demands of modern enterprises

Set apart by our depth of experience, unique history, trusted global network and collaborative team culture, AEA is a leading global private investment firm with ~$19 billion of assets under management

Our integrated investment platform supports leading companies with private equity, growth capital and private debt solutions, tailored to their specific needs

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Middle Market
Private Equity

Transforming businesses and accelerating growth

Small Business
Private Equity

Partnering with companies poised for the next phase in their journey

Growth Capital

Tailored, solutions-oriented approach for companies experiencing rapid expansion

Private Debt

Delivering flexible capital solutions with certainty

Global Scale and Network of Expertise

Our legacy is rooted in our relationship-driven approach to investing — in addition to our team of experienced investment professionals, we have built an extensive network of industry veterans, operators, executive talent and trusted resources to support exceptional businesses and help them achieve sustainable, long-term growth. With hundreds of current and realized portfolio investments and 120+ investment professionals across our six offices worldwide, AEA offers global scale and local knowledge

AEA by the Numbers

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Founded by the Rockefeller, Mellon and Harriman family interests and S.G. Warburg & Co.


In Assets Under Management


Current and Realized Portfolio Investments Since 2000


Global Investment Professionals


Offices Worldwide


Year Average Tenure of AEA's Investment Partners

A Culture of Collaboration and A One-Firm Mentality

We attribute AEA’s longevity and continued success to our culture. We adhere to four fundamental principles:


Performance-Focused, Execution Driven Culture

Maintain high standards, be creative and accomplish great things


Teamwork and Partnership

Cultivate a low ego environment — we are one firm with collective responsibility


Open Communication and Transparency

Our investment process and partnership model thrive on open communication and invite diverse perspectives


Our People Are Our Greatest Asset

Attract and develop the best talent with a promote from within approach

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