AEA SBPE Partners with RED Global Limited

New York – October 6, 2022 – AEA Investors’ (“AEA” or the “Firm”) Small Business Private Equity (“AEA SBPE”) team announced today that its fund has closed the acquisition of RED Global Limited (“RED” or the “Company”) alongside rollover investment from the Company’s senior leadership team.



New York – October 6, 2022 – AEA Investors’ Small Business Private Equity team announced today that its fund has closed the acquisition of RED Global Limited alongside rollover investment from the Company’s senior leadership team. Established in 2000 and headquartered in London, RED is a leading global specialist information technology (“IT”) staffing firm. RED is focused on temporary contract placements and permanent recruitment for the SAP ecosystem and related technologies, including Business Applications, Software Development, Cloud & Infrastructure, Data & Analytics and Cybersecurity. RED’s well-trained sales and recruitment personnel as well as its extensive and mature global network of more than 300,000 SAP and technology experts differentiates the Company from larger, generalist IT staffing firms.

RED represents an exciting opportunity to invest in the large and growing IT staffing market, which has been an area of focus for AEA SBPE in the business services sector. The Company’s differentiated brand and expertise in specialized SAP and technology staffing, strong global blue chip client relationships across diverse end markets and consulting partners, and significant organic and M&A growth opportunities make RED a highly attractive asset.

About AEA
AEA Investors LP was founded in 1968 by the Rockefeller, Mellon and Harriman family interests and S.G. Warburg & Co. as a private investment vehicle for a select group of industrial family offices with substantial assets. AEA has an extraordinary global network built over many years which includes leading industrial families, business executives and leaders; many of whom invest with AEA as active individual investors and/or join its portfolio company boards or act in other advisory roles. Today, AEA’s approximately 110 investment professionals operate globally with offices in New York, Stamford, San Francisco, London, Munich and Shanghai. The firm manages funds that have approximately $18 billion of invested and committed capital including the leveraged buyouts of middle market companies and small business companies, growth capital and mezzanine and senior debt investments. AEA SBPE is a strategy within AEA that currently manages $2 billion of invested and committed capital. The team seeks to help grow and transform companies at the lower end of the middle market by sponsoring growing companies with proven management teams and superior business models.

About RED
RED is a leading SAP-focused global specialist IT staffing firm focused on temporary contract placements, permanent recruitment and executive recruitment. RED also provides services within resource budgeting; onsite, offshore, and nearshore recruitment; change management and training solutions. RED delivers these services on a global basis. Learn more at

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