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).

  • 2001

    Buyout of the management company

  • 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 the five core sectors across Europe.

  • 8.4bn

    Assets under management

  • 60

    Experienced professionals

    Our team is comprised of 60 professionals representing 11 different nationalities. The 17 partners of the firm have been working at PAI for an average of 16 years.

  • 6th

    Generation buyout fund

    PAI has raised third-party funds since 1998 and invested over €8 billion in buyouts of leading European companies with a combined transaction value of €41 billion.

  • 13.8bn

    Capital raised

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

  • 3.3bn

    Raised for our latest fund

    Our latest fund, PAI Europe VI, closed in March 2015 above the original hard cap of €3.0 billion.

  • 14bn

    Total portfolio sales

    Our portfolio consists of c. 20 European companies with a global footprint.

  • 75,000


    Our portfolio companies employ an aggregated 75,000 people and contribute to local job creation every year.

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