Our heritage

A success story from 1872 to today

PAI’s story dates back to the original investment business of Paribas, which started operations in 1872, and which contributed to the industrialisation of France in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In 1998, PAI raised its first third party private equity fund, the PAI LBO Fund.

Following the merger of BNP and Paribas, PAI’s partners completed a management buyout of the fund management company in 2001.

Today, PAI Partners is an independent partnership with a long-term industrial approach to investment, and a focus on sector specialisation, both of which have been constant and successful threads throughout our history.

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