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

  • 28bn+

    Assets under management

  • c. 180

    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.

  • 8th

    Generation buyout fund

    PAI has raised third-party funds since 1998 and invested over €28 billion in buyouts of leading companies with a combined transaction value of €70+ billion.

  • 33bn

    Capital raised

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

  • c. €7.1bn

    Raised for our latest fund

    Our latest fund, PAI Partners VIII, closed in November 2023. It surpassed its fundraising target, securing c. €7.1 billion in total capital commitments, and is c. 40% larger in size compared to its predecessor.

  • 39.1bn

    Total portfolio sales

    Our portfolio consists of 41 companies with a global footprint.

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