AEA Wrapping Up Fund

AEA Investors of New York appears close to wrapping up its latest mid-market buyout fund at about $1.5 billion, according to a source close to the fund. The specialist in manufacturing, specialty chemicals, and consumer products closed the predecessor fund at $1.1 billion in 2003, and since then has raised a $600 million mezzanine fund and a $285 million small business fund, according to its Web site. The firm traces its history back nearly 40 years, when it was set up to manage private investments for the Rockefellers, Mellons and other prominent industrial families.

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