A true partnership focused on building stronger futures for all: ambitious businesses, leading investors and outstanding individuals.
Origins of the firm
PAI was originally the principal investment arm of Paribas (a pan-European merchant bank, today part of BNP Paribas).
Our local presence ensures access to transactions in PAI's core markets but also a selective approach to investment opportunities in our four core sectors.
Buyout of the management company
Assets under management
Full time employees
The PAI team worldwide is comprised of c. 180 employees representing c. 20 different nationalities. The 22 Partners of the firm have worked at PAI for an average of 14 years.
Generation buyout fund
PAI has raised third-party funds since 1998 and invested over €26 billion in buyouts of leading companies with a combined transaction value of €70+ billion.
Our investors are mainly 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 Partners VIII, closed in November 2023. It surpassed its fundraising target, securing €7.1 billion in total capital commitments, and is c. 40% larger in size compared to its predecessor.
Total portfolio sales
Our portfolio consists of 41 companies with a global footprint.