PAI at a glance

As one of the oldest and most experienced firms with a longstanding local presence, we get right to the heart of European private equity.

  • 1872

    Origins of the firm

    PAI was originally the principal investment arm of Paribas (a pan-European merchant bank, today part of BNP Paribas).


  • 8

    Offices across Europe and North America

    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.

  • 2001

    Buyout of the management company






  • 13.4bn

    Assets under management






  • 79

    Experienced professionals

    The PAI team worldwide is comprised of 79 professionals representing 14 different nationalities. The 16 partners of the firm have worked at PAI for an average of 16 years.

  • 7th

    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.

  • 20.2bn

    Capital raised

    Our investors are mainly worldwide pension funds, insurance companies, governmental organisations, banks, fund of funds and high net worth individuals.

  • 5.1bn

    Raised for our latest fund

    Our latest fund, PAI Europe VII, closed in March 2018 at the original hard cap.




  • 17.2bn

    Total portfolio sales

    Our portfolio consists of 18 European companies with a global footprint.

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