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|Headquarters||666 Fifth Avenue
New York City, New York, United States
|John Garcia CEO and Chairman|
|Services||Leveraged buyout, Growth capital, Mezzanine capital|
|Total assets||$6 billion|
AEA Investors is one of the oldest private equity firms in the United States. The firm focuses on leveraged buyout, growth capital and mezzanine capital investments in manufacturing, service, distribution, specialty chemicals, consumer product and business services companies in the middle market. The firm makes investments primarily in the US and Europe although AEA will periodically invest in Asia as well.
AEA is headquartered in New York City with offices in Stamford, Connecticut; London; Munich; and Shanghai. From 1998 until 2011, the firm was chaired by Vincent Mai. John Garcia is current CEO and Chairman.
Middle Market Private Equity:
- $500 million - AEA Fund I
- $1.0 billion - AEA Fund II
- 2003 - $1.2 billion - AEA Fund III Investment Program
- 2006 - $1.5 billion - AEA Fund IV Investment Program
- 2012 - $2.4 billion - AEA Fund V Investment Program
- 2016 - $3.2 billion - AEA Fund VI Investment Program
Small Business Private Equity:
- 2004 - $286 million - AEA Small Business Fund I
- 2009 - $350 million - AEA Small Business Fund II
- 2016 - $443 million - AEA Small Business Fund III
- 2005 - $600 million (includes leverage) - AEA Mezzanine Fund I
- 2008 - $420 million - AEA Mezzanine Fund II
- 2013 - $575 million - AEA Mezzanine Fund III
Middle Market Debt:
- 2007 - $320 million (includes leverage) - AEA Middle Market Debt Fund I
- 2011 - $410 million (includes leverage) - AEA Middle Market Debt Fund II
- 2012 - $220 million (includes leverage) - AEA Middle Market Debt Fund IIP
- Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
- Acosta Inc. 
- Hospitalists Management Group, LLC
- NCGA holdings
- Behavioral Interventions Inc.
- Suncoast Roofing Supply
- Houghton International
- Unifrax Corporation
- CPG International
- Henry Corporation
- Convenience Food Systems
- Singer Equities
- Burt's Bees
- Brand Networks
- Pro Mach Group, Inc.
- Dayton Parts, LLC.
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- "By Location". AEA Investors. 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
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- "Acosta Sales and Marketing Secures New Investment from AEA Investors".
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- "The Big Deal: AEA Sells CPG International for $1.5 Billion".
- "Gulf Oil of India to Buy Houghton International for $1 Billion".
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- COMPANY NEWS; James River to Sell Special Paper Unit. New York Times, 1991
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- DEAL REACHED FOR CONTROL OF RAND McNALLY. New York Times, 2003
- AEA sells Burt's Bees to Clorox for $925m. AltAssets, 2007
- AEA Investors (company website)