AEP creates a collaborative dynamic together with the management team and investors to inject patient, long-term capital into companies to allow them to realize their full potential value. These are companies who have proven the inherent value of their good/services, what we call the “Darwin Effect”, but to fully prosper need to adopt more professional management practices made available through AEP’s collaborative process.
Our investment approach centers on three foundational elements: industry, company size, and value orientation. These key elements together with the hands-on engagement of the AEP team and orientation toward long term investment hold, creates a disciplined, synergistic framework.
AEP & Investor Team
AEP was founded by two partners whose professional careers prior to the start of the company were dedicated to leadership positions in companies in the lower middle market. It was through their time as senior executives and owners of companies that allowed them to target recruiting an investor group designed specifically for AEP’s philosophy and investment approach.