As one of the oldest and most experienced firms with a longstanding local presence, we are at 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).
Our local presence ensures access to transactions in PAI's core markets but also a selective approach to investment opportunities in our five core sectors across Europe and internationally.
Buyout of the management company
Assets under management
The PAI team worldwide is comprised of 81 professionals representing 14 different nationalities. The 16 partners of the firm have worked at PAI for an average of 16 years.
Generation buyout fund
PAI has raised third-party funds since 1998 and invested over €20 billion in buyouts of leading European companies with a combined transaction value of over €50 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 Europe VII, closed in March 2018 at the original hard cap.
Total portfolio sales
Our portfolio consists of 19 European companies with a global footprint.