EBITDA in 2 years
Meet the deal team
Frédéric is the partner in charge of the Food & Consumer and Healthcare Sector Teams.
He first joined PAI in 1993 and spent five years in the Food & Beverage Sector Team. In 1998, he joined Deutsche Bank / Bankers Trust in the European Acquisition Finance Group as a Director and subsequently as Managing Director. In June 2001, he returned to PAI, where he has been involved in a number of transactions including Panzani, Amora Maille, William Saurin, Antargaz, Yoplait, Elis, Panzani-Lustucru, Saeco, Chr. Hansen, UB, Kaufman & Broad, Cerba, Marcolin, Froneri, DomusVi and Labeyrie.
Frédéric studied at ESCP, and started his career with Banque Paribas in the Advisory team of the Private Banking division. His French and English are fluent, and he is conversational in Spanish.
Colm joined PAI in 2006 and heads PAI’s UK Team. He has been involved in a number of transactions including United Biscuits, Kwik Fit, Froneri and VPS.
He started his career at Hambros Bank in London and New-York working on various debt capital market and advisory transactions. He then moved to Deutsche Bank where he spent eight years in the Financial Sponsors Group working on a number of advisory and financing transactions for European Private Equity Firms.
Colm graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons) in Economics from the University of Ulster and has an MBA from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and Wharton Business School in Philadelphia. His English and French are fluent.
Gaëlle joined PAI in 2004 and is a member of the Food and Consumer Sector Team. She has been involved in a number of transactions including Chr. Hansen, United Biscuits, Perstorp, Froneri, Labeyrie, B&B Hotels and Roompot.
She started her career at Unibail where she spent two years before spending four years at Group Casino.
Gaëlle graduated from ESSEC in 1997. Her French and English are fluent, and she is conversational in Spanish.
Chris joined PAI in 2008 as a member of the UK team, and has been involved in a number of transactions including United Biscuits, Froneri and VPS.
He started his career at J.P. Morgan in London working in the M&A and Equity Capital Markets teams, where he successfully executed many transactions for clients across a range of sectors.
Chris studied Economics and Politics at Bristol University. His English, French and Portuguese are fluent.
Guillaume joined PAI in 2011 and is a member of the Investment Group and the Business Service Sector Team. He has been involved in several transactions including Froneri, InnoVista Sensors, EMG, AS Adventure and Roompot.
Guillaume started his career at Time Equity Partners, a private equity firm involved in growth capital transactions in the Technology Media and Communication industry.
He graduated from HEC in 2008. His French and English are fluent, and he is conversational in German.
Maximilian joined PAI in 2016 as a member of the UK Team.
He started his career at Goldman Sachs in the Consumer & Retail M&A advisory team where he spent five years.
Maximilian graduated from the University of Sydney with first class Honours in Econometrics and a specialisation in Finance. His French and English are fluent.