• Christopher Afors

    Principal UK Team

    Christopher Afors

    UK Team
    Principal

    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.

  • Francesco Capurro

    Principal Italy Team

    Francesco Capurro

    Italy Team
    Principal

    Francesco joined PAI in 2008 as a member of the Italy Team, and has been involved in several transactions including Gruppo Coin, The Nuance Group, Marcolin and Konecta.

    He started his career at McKinsey & Co. as a strategy consultant where he spent two years.

    Francesco studied Physics at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. His Italian and English are fluent, and he is conversational in French.

  • Federico Conchillo

    Partner Spain Team Investment Group

    Federico Conchillo

    Spain Team Investment Group
    Partner

    Federico joined PAI in 2007. He is a member of the Spain Team and is also the Head of the Investment Group. He has been involved in a number of transactions including Swissport, Cortefiel, DomusVi and Konecta.

    He started his career at the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked for two years. He then spent seven years as a member of the investment banking team at Merrill Lynch in Madrid and London.

    Federico studied Applied Economics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago GSB. His Spanish, English, Dutch and French are fluent.

  • Joseph Davin

    Analyst Luxembourg Team Finance Team

    Joseph Davin

    Luxembourg Team Finance Team
    Analyst

    Joseph joined PAI in 2016 as a member of the Luxembourg Team.

    Prior to joining PAI, Joseph completed several internships in law firms and worked for a third-party service provider servicing clients in the alternative investment funds industry.

    Joseph holds a post-graduate degree in Business and Tax Law from Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, a Diplome de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprise (DJCE 2012) as well as a LL.M in European Banking and Financial Law from University of Luxembourg (2014). His French and English are fluent and he is conversational in Spanish.

  • Roberto Ferraresi

    Partner Italy Team

    Roberto Ferraresi

    Italy Team
    Partner

    Roberto joined PAI in 2004 as a member of the Italy Team, and has been involved in a number of transactions including Coin, Saeco, The Nuance Group, Marcolin and Konecta.

    He started his career at UBS, first in the Leveraged Finance Group in London, and then in the local M&A team based in Milan.

    Roberto graduated summa cum laude in Business Administration and Finance from the Universita Bocconi. His Italian and English are fluent, and he is conversational in French.

  • Maximilian Harrington

    Officer UK Team

    Maximilian Harrington

    UK Team
    Officer

    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.

  • Ragnar Hellenius

    Partner Nordics Team

    Ragnar Hellenius

    Nordics Team
    Partner

    Ragnar joined PAI in 2008 and is responsible for the Nordic Team. He participated in a number of transactions including Perstorp and Atos Medical.

    He has more than 10 years of experience in management consulting having worked for Accenture, McKinsey & Company and Booz Allen Hamilton. At McKinsey & Company he was a member of the Corporate Finance and Private Equity practices, advising European Private Equity firms on investments, portfolio company value creation and exits. He also worked as CFO and deputy CEO for Unibet Plc, a European online gaming company.

    Ragnar holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Institute of Technology in Linkoping. His Swedish and English are fluent, and he is conversational in French and Danish.

  • Andreas Kumeth

    Principal Germany Team

    Andreas Kumeth

    Germany Team
    Principal

    Andreas joined PAI in 2014 as a member of the Germany Team, and has been involved in several transactions including DomusVi, B&B Hotels and Xella.

    He started his career in private equity working for Apax Partners in Munich and London as well as for Waterland Private Equity in Düsseldorf.

    Andreas graduated with a double degree from Technical University of Munich (Mathematics) and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (Economics). His German and English are fluent, and he is conversational in French and Italian.

  • Philipp Meyer

    Principal Germany Team

    Philipp Meyer

    Germany Team
    Principal

    Philipp joined PAI in 2016 and is a member of the Germany Team.

    He started his career at Bain & Company in Zurich where he worked from 2001 to 2007. He then became Vice President at Stone Tower Capital, a middle market buyout fund based in New York, before working at AEA Investors, where he was involved in several transactions in the industrial and service sectors and responsible for the German office for seven years.

    Philipp graduated in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich in 2001 and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. His German and English are fluent, and he is conversational in French.

  • Mirko Meyer-Schönherr

    Partner Germany Team

    Mirko Meyer-Schönherr

    Germany Team
    Partner

    Mirko joined PAI in 2007 and manages PAI’s Germany Team. He has been involved in a number of transactions including Xella, Hunkemöller and FTE.

    He started his career at McKinsey & Co. in Munich where he spent nine years as a Partner in the Retail & Consumer sector. In 1997 he joined KarstadtQuelle AG, one of the largest non-food retailers in Europe, where he spent four years as an Executive Vice President and a member of the Management Board in charge of marketing/sales/e-commerce and purchasing. He joined Apax Partners in 2001 where he was a Partner and European Head of the Retail & Consumer sector.

    Mirko holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Diplom Kaufmann) from the European Business School (EBS Oestrich-Winkel), an MBA from Colgate Darden/University of Virginia, and a PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Frankfurt. His German, English and French are fluent.

  • Laura Muries

    Principal Spain Team

    Laura Muries

    Spain Team
    Principal

    Laura joined PAI in 2007 as a member of the Spain Team. She has been involved in several transactions including The Nuance Group, Swissport, Grupo Cortefiel, DomusVi and Konecta.

    She started her career at Merrill Lynch in the Investment Banking department in Madrid, working principally with financial sponsor clients on the execution of buy-side, sell-side and IPO transactions.

    Laura graduated in Business Administration and Law from the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. Her Spanish and English are fluent, and she is conversational in French.

  • François Nadin

    Officer Luxembourg Team Finance Team

    François Nadin

    Luxembourg Team Finance Team
    Officer

    François Nadin joined PAI in 2016 and is a member of the Finance team.

    Prior to this, François spent five years as senior officer in the Private Equity industry in a corporate and trust services company in Luxembourg.

    François graduated from HEC-Ulg (2011) and has a Master in Business Administration and Finance from Liège. He speaks French (native), English (fluent) and Spanish (basic).

  • Colm O'Sullivan

    Partner UK Team

    Colm O'Sullivan

    UK Team
    Partner

    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.

  • Trevor Ryan

    Officer US Team

    Trevor Ryan

    US Team
    Officer

    Trevor joined PAI in 2017 and is a member of the US Team.

    Previously, Trevor was an associate at Water Street Healthcare Partners, a Chicago-based middle market private equity firm. Prior to joining Water Street, he was an investment banking analyst in the healthcare group at Citi in New York.

    Trevor holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in economics. He is a native English speaker and also speaks Spanish (conversational) and French (basic).

     

  • Ricardo de Serdio

    Partner Spain Team

    Ricardo de Serdio

    Spain Team
    Partner

    Ricardo joined PAI in 1999 and manages PAI’s Spain Team. He has been involved in a number of transactions including Mivisa, Cortefiel, Swissport and Konecta.

    He started his career at Arthur Andersen in Madrid and subsequently worked at Deutsche Bank in London in the Equity Capital Markets department. He joined Paribas in January 1996 in the Corporate Finance Group, responsible for Spain and Portugal where he advised on numerous Spanish M&A transactions and structured equity offerings for medium-sized companies.

    Ricardo graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance, and from the London Business School with a Master’s Degree in Finance. His Spanish, French and English are fluent, and he is conversational in Portuguese.

  • Carl Settergren

    Principal Nordics Team

    Carl Settergren

    Nordics Team
    Principal

    Carl joined PAI in 2008 as a member of the Nordic Team and has been involved in several transactions including Perstorp, Chr. Hansen, Hunkemöller and Atos Medical.

    He started his career at Deutsche Bank in London, where he spent four years in investment banking working principally on M&A and capital markets transactions in the Capital Goods sector.

    Carl holds a Master of Science from Stockholm School of Economics and certificate in Business Excellence from Columbia Business School.  He is fluent in Swedish and English and he is conversational in French.

  • Raffaele Vitale

    Partner Italy Team US Team

    Raffaele Vitale

    Italy Team US Team
    Partner

    Raffaele joined PAI in 2002 and heads PAI’s Italy and US Teams. He has been involved in a number of transactions including Saeco, Coin, The Nuance Group and Marcolin.

    Raffaele started his career in the Corporate Finance Department of Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, London and Milan. In 1993, he became one of the founding partners of Vitale Borghesi & Co, which became part of the Lazard Group in 1998.

    Raffaele graduated from Rollins College (USA) in Business Administration. His Italian, English and French are fluent.

  • Evan Weinstein

    Principal US Team

    Evan Weinstein

    US Team
    Principal

    Evan joined PAI in 2016 and is a member of the US Team.

    Prior to joining PAI, Evan spent ten years at CI Capital Partners, a New York-based middle market private equity firm. At CI, Evan executed a number of transactions in the consumer, general industrials and business services sectors. Before CI, he worked at Lehman Brothers, spending time in both its Leveraged Finance and Equity Capital Markets groups.

    Evan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Longwood University. He is a native English speaker and he is conversational in French.

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