AEA Investors

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
AEA Investors
Private
Industry Private Equity
Founded 1968; 49 years ago (1968)
Headquarters 666 Fifth Avenue
New York City, New York, United States
Key people
John Garcia CEO and Chairman[1]
Services Leveraged buyout, Growth capital, Mezzanine capital
Total assets $6 billion[2]
Website www.aeainvestors.com

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 was founded in 1968 to make investments on behalf of S.G. Warburg & Co. as well as the Rockefeller, Mellon, and Harriman families. AEA was formally founded as American European Associates.[3]

AEA is headquartered in New York City with offices in Stamford, Connecticut; London; Munich; and Shanghai.[4] From 1998 until 2011, the firm was chaired by Vincent Mai. John Garcia is current CEO and Chairman.[5]

Fund Raising[edit]

Since 1983, the firm has raised more than $13 billion of capital from high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors across its private equity and debt funds.

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

Mezzanine Debt:

  • 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

Investments[edit]

  • Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
  • Acosta Inc. [6]
  • Hospitalists Management Group, LLC
  • NCGA holdings
  • Behavioral Interventions Inc.[7]
  • Suncoast Roofing Supply[8]
  • Houghton International[9]
  • Unifrax Corporation
  • Pregis
  • CPG International
  • Henry Corporation
  • Convenience Food Systems
  • Singer Equities
  • Burt's Bees
  • Brand Networks
  • Pro Mach Group, Inc.
  • Dayton Parts, LLC.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Brand Networks Receives $68 Million Growth Capital Infusion From AEA Investors". Yahoo Finance. June 6, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ "History". AEA Investors. 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ "By Location". AEA Investors. 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ "AEA Team: John L. Garcia". AEA Investors. 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Acosta Sales and Marketing Secures New Investment from AEA Investors". 
  7. ^ "Fried Frank Media Relations". 
  8. ^ "The Big Deal: AEA Sells CPG International for $1.5 Billion". 
  9. ^ "Gulf Oil of India to Buy Houghton International for $1 Billion". 

References[edit]

External links[edit]