Founded in 1968 by the Rockefeller, Mellon and Harriman family interests and S.G. Warburg & Co., AEA Investors is a private investment vehicle for a select group of industrial family offices. The firm operates globally with offices in New York, Connecticut, London, Munich, and Shanghai. The firm manages funds that have $15 billion of invested and committed capital including the leveraged buyouts of middle-market companies and small business companies and mezzanine and senior debt investments. The firm invests across three sectors: value-added industrials, consumer, and services. The firm is headquartered in New York, New York.