Investment group AEA Investors is described as being "in business to make its small group of rich investors even richer by buying midsize companies, improving their sales, and selling them a few years later. With an exclusive club-like reputation, AEA has interests in well-known companies such as Rand McNally."
"The group has also invested in industries such as consumer products, chemicals, life sciences, and retailers, as well as European investment funds. The company was founded in 1969 by the Rockefeller, Harriman, and Mellon industrial families; other members have included chief executives of major European and US companies (AT&T, GE, GM, IBM). AEA Investors has offices in New York and London," the Yahoo business profile states. 
- Chairman and CEO: Vincent A. Mai
- President: John L. Garcia
- CFO: Murray Karp
- Ivan Pictet
- Charles F. Baird, Jr. - former MD
- Jeffrey J. Keenan