PAI at a glance

A true partnership focused on building stronger futures for all: ambitious businesses, leading investors and outstanding individuals.

  • 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 worldwide

    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.

  • 2001

    Buyout of the management company






  • 14.7bn

    Assets under management






  • 112

    Experienced professionals

    The PAI team worldwide is comprised of 112 professionals representing 21 different nationalities. The 25 Partners of the firm have worked at PAI for an average of 13 years.

  • 7th

    Generation buyout fund

    PAI has raised third-party funds since 1998 and invested over €20 billion in buyouts of leading companies with a combined transaction value of over €65 billion.

  • 20bn+

    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.




  • 18.9bn

    Total portfolio sales

    Our portfolio consists of 28 companies with a global footprint.

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