As one of the oldest and most experienced firms with a longstanding local presence, we get right to the heart of European private equity.
Origins of the firm
PAI was originally the principal investment arm of Paribas
(a pan-European merchant bank, today part of BNP Paribas).
Buyout of the management company
Offices across Europe and North America
Our local presence ensures access to transactions in PAI's core markets but also a selective approach to investment opportunities in the five core sectors across Europe.
Assets under management
Our team is comprised of 80 professionals representing 11 different nationalities. The 17 partners of the firm have been working at PAI for an average of 16 years.
Generation buyout fund
PAI has raised third-party funds since 1998 and invested over €12 billion in buyouts of leading European companies with a combined transaction value close to €50 billion.
Our investors are worldwide pension funds, insurance companies, governmental organisations, banks, fund of funds and high net worth individuals.
Raised for our latest fund
Our latest fund, PAI Europe VII, closed in March 2018 hitting the original hard cap of €5.0 billion.
Total portfolio sales
Our portfolio consists of c. 20 European companies with a global footprint.
Our portfolio companies employ an aggregated 75,000 people and contribute to local job creation every year.