AEA Investors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, AEA Investors has acquired 2 companies.

AEA Investors’ most common sectors for investment are distribution (18%) and chemicals (10%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (47%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (27%). In total, AEA Investors has invested in 26 US states and 7 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired The Hillman Companies for $815M.

In the last 3 years, AEA Investors has exited 10 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (46%). AEA Investors’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold Acosta Sales & Marketing for $2.0B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity135
    • M&A Buy Activity Activity84
    • M&A Sell Activity Activity51
  • Total Sectors Invested 27
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 53
  • M&A Advisors 8

AEA Investors LP

666 5th Avenue, 36th Floor,
New York, New York 10003
United States,

AEA Investors is a private investment firm focused on investing in and acquiring businesses headquartered primarily in the US, Europe, and China. AEA looks for companies operating in stable to growing industries with a proven ability to generate positive cash-flow. Broad sectors of interest include value-added industrial products/services, specialty chemicals, consumer products, and services. In addition to its primary middle-market private equity fund, AEA maintains additional funds targeted towards mezzanine financing, senior secured debt, and small business buyouts. AEA Investors was formed in 1968 and is based in New York City.

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