• Christopher Afors

    Principal UK Team

    Christopher Afors

    UK Team
    Principal

    Chris joined PAI in 2008 as a member of the UK team, and has been involved in a number of transactions including United Biscuits, Froneri and VPS.

    He started his career at J.P. Morgan in London working in the M&A and Equity Capital Markets teams, where he successfully executed many transactions for clients across a range of sectors.

    Chris studied Economics and Politics at Bristol University. His English, French and Portuguese are fluent.

  • Ayman Feki

    Officer UK Team Capital Markets Team

    Ayman Feki

    UK Team Capital Markets Team
    Officer

    Ayman joined PAI in 2018 as a member of the Capital Markets team.

    He started his career at Deutsche Bank where he spent four years in the French M&A and European Leveraged Finance teams.

    Ayman graduated from ESCP Europe and holds an Executive Degree in Strategy & Finance from Columbia University. He speaks French, English and Arabic fluently.

  • Maximilian Harrington

    Director UK Team

    Maximilian Harrington

    UK Team
    Director

    Maximilian joined PAI in 2016 as a member of the UK Team.

    He started his career at Goldman Sachs in the Consumer & Retail M&A advisory team where he spent five years.

    Maximilian graduated from the University of Sydney with first class Honours in Econometrics and a specialisation in Finance. His French and English are fluent.

  • Richard Howell

    Partner UK Team Investor Team Capital Markets Team

    Richard Howell

    UK Team Investor Team Capital Markets Team
    Partner

    Richard joined PAI in 2009 and heads the Investor Team and the Capital Markets Team, responsible for managing all interactions with the firm’s investors as well as its debt financing activities.

    He started his career at UBS in London and Hong Kong. He then worked at Lehman Brothers (and following its acquisition, Nomura) where he became Managing Director and Head of the European Corporate & Leveraged Finance group, and was also a member of Lehman’s Global High Yield Commitment Committee.

    Richard graduated from the University of Birmingham. He is a native English speaker and he is conversational in French.

  • Shane O’Driscoll

    Principal UK Team Capital Markets Team

    Shane O’Driscoll

    UK Team Capital Markets Team
    Principal

    Shane joined PAI in 2016, focusing on managing the fund’s debt financing activities.

    Shane joined PAI from Credit Suisse where he was most recently a Director in EMEA Leveraged Finance Capital Markets. Shane’s role involved underwriting and syndicating primary high-yield bonds and leveraged loans on behalf of private equity backed companies. Prior to that, Shane held a number of roles within Credit Suisse’s EMEA Leveraged Finance franchise, having joined the firm in 2007.

    Shane is a graduate of the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He speaks English and French (native).

  • Colm O'Sullivan

    Partner UK Team

    Colm O'Sullivan

    UK Team
    Partner

    Colm joined PAI in 2006 and heads PAI’s UK Team. He has been involved in a number of transactions including United Biscuits, Kwik Fit, Froneri and VPS.

    He started his career at Hambros Bank in London and New-York working on various debt capital market and advisory transactions. He then moved to Deutsche Bank where he spent eight years in the Financial Sponsors Group working on a number of advisory and financing transactions for European Private Equity Firms.

    Colm graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons) in Economics from the University of Ulster and has an MBA from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and Wharton Business School in Philadelphia. His English and French are fluent.

  • Ricardo de Serdio

    Partner UK Team

    Ricardo de Serdio

    UK Team
    Partner

    Ricardo joined PAI in 1999 and manages PAI’s Spain Team. He has been involved in a number of transactions including Mivisa, Cortefiel, Swissport and Konecta.

    He started his career at Arthur Andersen in Madrid and subsequently worked at Deutsche Bank in London in the Equity Capital Markets department. He joined Paribas in January 1996 in the Corporate Finance Group, responsible for Spain and Portugal where he advised on numerous Spanish M&A transactions and structured equity offerings for medium-sized companies.

    Ricardo graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance, and from the London Business School with a Master’s Degree in Finance. His Spanish, French and English are fluent, and he is conversational in Portuguese.

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