AE Industrial hires Harris Williams aerospace banker

AE Industrial Partners hired Jon Nemo as a partner. Nemo joined the firm from Harris Williams & Co., where he led aerospace, defense and government services group.

Press Release

AE Industrial Partners, LLC (“AEI”), a private equity investor in aerospace, power generation and specialty industrial companies, announced today that Jon Nemo has joined the firm as a Partner.

One of the most active investment bankers in the aerospace and defense industries, Mr. Nemo has completed more than 75 M&A and corporate finance transactions valued at more than $10 billion over the past 20 years. He has also played a leading role in several of the industry’s highest profile, successful middle-market transactions in recent years, including the sale of Wencor Group to Warburg Pincus, Haas Group to Wesco Aircraft, Ross Aviation to Landmark Aviation, and Pexco Aerospace, Schneller, and Breeze-Eastern to Transdigm Group.

“Jon’s deep knowledge of the aerospace supply chain, extensive transaction experience and breadth of industry relationships will bolster AEI’s deal-sourcing and transaction execution capabilities, while also bringing new value creation perspectives to our existing portfolio,” said David Rowe, Managing Partner of AEI. “We are excited to have Jon join our industry-leading team, and welcome him to AEI.

Michael Greene, Managing Partner of AEI, said, “The addition of Jon brings our investment team to 18 experienced industry professionals, giving AEI one of the deepest talent pools in this specialized investment sector.”

Mr. Nemo, 42, joins AEI from Harris Williams & Co., a leader in middle-market M&A advisory, where he was a Managing Director and Head of the Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Group. Prior to Harris Williams, Mr. Nemo was a Managing Director in the Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking Group at Jefferies & Company (formerly Jefferies Quarterdeck), as well as a Managing Director in the Industrial Growth & Services Investment Banking Group at CIBC World Markets. Mr. Nemo holds bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

AEI announced earlier this month that it had closed its first fund, AE Industrial Partners Fund I, with $680 million in equity commitments, making it one of the largest funds dedicated to investments in aerospace and related industries. The Firm also announced that it has raised an additional $160 million for co-investment vehicles.

About AE Industrial Partners, LLC
AE Industrial Partners, LLC is a leading private equity firm in the aerospace, power generation and specialty industrial sectors, focusing on highly technical manufacturing, distribution and supply chain management, MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) and industrial service-based businesses. AE Industrial’s team includes partners with C-suite operating experience in organizations such as GE, Gulfstream Aerospace, Power Systems Manufacturing, Hawker Beechcraft, Landmark Aviation, Bombardier, IDEX, Aviall, B/E Aerospace, NetJets, and Grand Prairie. For more information, please visit