The Private Equity Program is delighted to announce Alan Wilkinson `84, Partner, AEA Investors LP, has joined its Advisory Board. Alan has been assisting the PE Program for several years as an active mentor of the Private Equity Fellows Program.
Alan joined AEA in 1989 as a Partner and currently co-heads the AEA small business fund and is a Partner of the AEA middle market fund. He concentrates his activities in the industrial and business services sectors and serves as a board member of several portfolio companies of both funds. As a Partner from 1989 to 1999, Alan invested primarily in industrial, consumer and retail companies, overseeing many of AEA’s successful investments during that period.
Alan left AEA in 1999 and joined Peter Solomon Company, a boutique advisory firm, and then returned to the private equity business in 2002 with Saratoga Partners. He rejoined AEA in early 2004 and helped establish the AEA small business fund. Prior to joining AEA, from 1984 to 1989, Alan was with Lehman Brothers, first in the mergers and acquisitions department and then with the principal investment group. Previously, Alan worked at Citicorp and Pricewaterhouse and became a Chartered Accountant in England in 1980.
Alan received his MBA from Columbia University in 1984 and a BSc (First) in Mathematics from King's College London in 1977. He became a Chartered Accountant in England in 1980.