Flexible Capital Solutions, Delivered with Certainty

Building reliable partnerships since 2005

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Deep Expertise Delivers Results Across the Debt Capital Structure

AEA Private Debt partners with leading middle market private equity firms, family offices and entrepreneur-backed companies to provide senior secured financings, junior capital and equity co-investments in support of buyouts, recapitalizations, add-on acquisitions and re-financings

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Key Highlights:

AEA Private Debt is one of the most active players in the middle market with significant capital invested since 2005

Of capital invested


Since inception, AEA Private Debt has partnered with over one hundred private equity sponsors and is continually adding new relationships

Equity sponsors supported


Our combined relationship-driven, proactive and diversified deal sourcing and disciplined investment process has built a diversified portfolio able to withstand market cycles

Diverse transactions


Our cohesive, experienced team is comprised of seasoned, credit trained professionals with a combined 250+ years of credit and leveraged finance experience

15+ Years
Average tenure at AEA of our Private Debt investment partners

Solutions We Offer

  • First Lien Term Loans
  • Revolving & Delayed Draw Facilities
  • Unitranche Loans
  • Second Lien Term Loans
  • Subordinated & Mezzanine Debt
  • Equity Co-Investments
Cumulative Capital Raised ($ in Billions)

Investment Criteria

Investment Size

$10mm – $50mm


$10mm – $75mm+

Tranche Size

Senior Debt:
$30mm – $500mm+
Junior Debt:
$10mm – $70mm+


North America

Where We Invest

Diversified Lending By Industry

Why Partner with AEA Private Debt?

For more than 15 years, AEA Private Debt has executed its proven investment strategy to source, execute, monitor and realize a broad range of middle market investments. The team seeks to build diversified portfolios that can withstand shifting markets and, as a result, deliver consistent, risk adjusted returns for our investors.

Proactive, Relationship-Driven Sourcing
Generates a large funnel of investment opportunities from a diverse number of sources
Disciplined Investment Process
Credit-focused investing with clear prioritization on preservation of investment principal
The AEA Competitive Advantage
Access to significant expertise, resources and networks not available to most independent fund managers
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Private Debt Portfolio

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