AEA Investors, an alternative investment manager, and Amateras Capital, a women-led investment platform, have formed a joint venture to leverage the power of female investment and operating talent and expertise. The AEA-Amateras joint venture will be led by Amateras’ co-founder Alexandra Jung and led by women who have been in the investment business for over 75 years cumulatively.

Alexandra Jung was most recently a partner & head of Europe at Oak Hill Advisors, a U.S.-based $50 billion investment firm specializing in alternative credit and private equity, before starting Amateras Capital, a firm focused on women-led investing.

Amateras Capital is an investment firm that focuses on providing private credit and equity services to companies and partners with a mission of shifting the gender paradigm in investing and leveraging leading female investment and operating talent.

AEA Investors was founded in 1968 as a private investment vehicle for a select group of industrial family offices with substantial assets. AEA manages funds that have nearly $15 billion of invested and committed capital.

Brian Hoesterey, CEO of AEA commented, “This is an important collaboration, and we are confident that partnering with Amateras to further leverage the power of female investment and operating talent will be a key differentiator for our team, the portfolio companies we work with and those that are considering partnering with us moving forward.”