PAI today

We are a highly active partner in seeking to fundamentally transform the businesses we own and in creating true long-term value, rooted in the industrial approach that has historically characterised our investment activity since inception.

  • Controlling investments in leveraged buyouts

    We acquire majority stakes in medium to large European companies who are leading brands in their market. PAI is particularly focused on transactions in excess of €300 million with equity investments of between €100 and €400 million translating into controlling shareholdings.


    We invest in five core sectors and are particularly focused on consolidating sectors and on markets where growth can be sustained through economic and financial market cycles.


    We seek to truly transform our investments


    We harness our deep industry connections to deliver an ambitious and truly transformative approach. Our approach encompasses every aspect of our investments: consolidation, market position, growth, product and service development and beyond. Ultimately, we always seek to build excellent companies into sector leaders that can attract a strong premium on exit.

    An approach and attitude that often sets PAI apart from others.

Building better businesses for everyone

We aim to increase the profitability and long-term strategic value for the businesses we own, while considering environmental, social and governance impacts. In turn this secures superior valuations across financial market cycles when we exit an investment.

How? We invest in R&D, marketing, new facilities and acquisitions, to support the business’ brand development, geographic expansion, new product development and capacity expansion. The proceeds from cost savings and disposals made under PAI's ownership are systematically reinvested in the company to drive growth.

Our local, European and global footprint and experience give our investors and management teams a powerful advantage.

Michel Paris CEO
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