• Abigaïl Aron

    Investment Officer

    Abigaïl Aron

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Abigaïl joined PAI in 2018 as a member of the Investment Group. She has been involved in the Alphia, Euro Ethnic Foods and Pasubio investments.

    She started her career at Big Mamma, a fast-growing group of Italian restaurants, where she was the CFO for three years.

    Abigaïl graduated from HEC in 2014.

  • Annabelle von Barczy

    Investment Associate

    Annabelle von Barczy

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    Annabelle joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Investment Group. She has been involved in The Looping Group investment.

    She joined from J.P. Morgan where she worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the EMEA Consumer & Retail team. Prior to that, she also completed internships at J.P. Morgan, Astorg and Rothschild & Co.

    Annabelle holds a Master’s degree in Management from ESCP Business School.

  • Eliot Baudoin

    Investment Director

    Eliot Baudoin

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Eliot joined PAI in 2018 as a member of the Investment Group. He has been involved in several investments including Amplitude Surgical, Ethypharm, Infra Group, MyFlower, SGD Pharma and Veonet.

    Previously, Eliot worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley for four years in Paris and New York.

    Eliot graduated from HEC in 2014.

  • Marlène Bazouin

    Principal

    Marlène Bazouin

    Investment Group Business Services
    Principal

    Marlène joined PAI in 2019 and is a member of the Business Services Team. She is also a Co-Head of the Investment Group. She was involved in the Apave, Armacell and ECF transactions.

    She joined from private equity firm Alpha in Paris where she spent seven years working on a variety of transactions in the consumer and industrials space. Prior to Alpha, she worked two years in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in London. Marlene started her career as an auditor at Mazars LLP in New York.

    She holds a double Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées & Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  • Maud Beldent

    Investment Officer

    Maud Beldent

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Maud joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investment Group. She has been involved in the Alphia and The Looping Group investments.

    She worked previously at Deutsche Bank in London, where she spent two years as an M&A Analyst in the Global Industrials Group, mostly focusing on Business Services.

    Maud holds a double Master’s Degree from ESSEC and Bocconi.

  • Philip Bengtsson

    Investment Director

    Philip Bengtsson

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Philip joined PAI in 2018 as a member of the Investment Group and the Nordics Team. He has been involved in the Asmodee, NovaTaste, Perstorp and World Freight Company transactions.

    He started his career in the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan in London, where he spent two years, first in the Oil & Gas team and then in the Nordic M&A team. He then spent two years working in private equity for Rhône Group in London.

    Philip studied Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics.

  • Javier Dancausa

    Investment Associate

    Javier Dancausa

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    Javier joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investment Group. He has been involved in the Atos Medical and HKA investments.

    Prior to joining the Investment Group, he interned at PAI and completed several other internships in the M&A team of Rothschild & Co and Altamar Capital Partners.

    Javier graduated in Business Administration & Finance from CUNEF in Madrid.

  • Valentin Eischen

    Investment Officer

    Valentin Eischen

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Valentin joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Investment Group. He has been involved in the NovaTaste investment.

    He started his career at Naxicap Partners where he spent two years working on several acquisition processes in various sectors.

    Prior to this, Valentin interned at Rothschild & Co in M&A and at PAI where he was involved in the Ecotone transaction.

    Valentin holds a Master’s Degree in Management from EM Lyon Business School.

  • Matthew Fishman

    Investment Associate

    Matthew Fishman

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    Matthew joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the Investment Group. He has been involved in the Alphia investment.

    He joined from Citi where he worked within the Global Industrials Group in New York.

    Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Florida.

  • Henry Flannery

    Investment Associate

    Henry Flannery

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    Henry joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Investment Group and the US Team. He has been involved in the Alphia investment.

    He previously worked at Perella Weinberg Partners within the Restructuring Group in New York.

    Henry holds an A.B. in Business Economics from Brown University.

  • Chamika Gajanayaka

    Investment Officer

    Chamika Gajanayaka

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Chamika joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investment Group and the UK Team. He has been involved in the Alphia, HKA and Theramex investments.

    He was previously at Rothschild & Co in London where he spent more than three years in the Consumer, Retail and Leisure M&A Team. During his time at Rothschild, Chamika also undertook a secondment to Ocado Retail, the world’s leading online grocer, where he was Chief of Staff to the CEO and assisted the management team with various strategic projects. He started his career at Cameron Partners, the Global Alliance Partner of Rothschild & Co in New Zealand, where he focussed on M&A for two years.

    Chamika graduated from the Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours and a Bachelor of Commerce. He has also completed all three levels of the CFA examinations.

  • John Gallagher

    Investment Officer

    John Gallagher

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    John joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Investment Group. He has been involved in the Azets investment.

    He joined us from L Catterton where he was an Investment Associate. Prior to this, John worked at Goldman Sachs in the Consumer, Retail and Healthcare M&A team.

    John holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, a Master of Corporate Law from the University of Cambridge, and a BCL in law and history from University College Dublin.

  • Maximilian Harrington

    Principal

    Maximilian Harrington

    Investment Group
    Principal

    Maximilian joined PAI in 2016 and is a member of the UK Team. He has worked on several investments including Froneri, M Group Services, The Compleat Food Group, Theramex and VPS. He is also a Co-Head of the Investment Group.

    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.

  • Sam-Javaherian PAI Partners

    Sam Javaherian

    Investment Director

    Sam Javaherian

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Sam joined PAI in 2017 as a member of the Investment Group. He has participated in the Amplitude Surgical, Areas, Asmodee and Tropicana transactions.

    He started his career at Rothschild & Cie in Paris, where he spent two years as an Investment Banking Analyst.

    Sam graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 2015 (Quantitative Economics & Finance track with HEC Paris), and holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University in Management Science & Engineering.

  • Lucas Kreifels

    Investment Associate

    Lucas Kreifels

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    Lucas joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investment Group. He is also part of the DACH Team. He has been involved in the Theramex investment.

    Lucas previously worked at BCG in Berlin, first as a generalist consultant with a focus on enterprise strategy and financial analysis across different industries, and then as a member of the BCG Private Equity team.

    He holds a MSc in Mathematics from Imperial College London and two BSc in Mathematics and in Physics from the University of Bayreuth.

  • Pierre-Guilhem de La Tour du Pin

    Investment Director

    Pierre-Guilhem de La Tour du Pin

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Pierre-Guilhem joined PAI in 2014 as a member of the Investment Group. He has been involved in a number of investments including Albéa, Apave, Areas, B&B Hotels, Cerba Healthcare, DomusVi, European Camping Group, Euro Ethnic Foods and Innovista Sensors.

    He started his career with various internships including in M&A at UBS and Rothschild & Cie in Paris.

    Pierre-Guilhem studied Finance at Paris-Dauphine University.

  • Victoire Lerebours-Pigeonnière

    Investment Associate

    Victoire Lerebours-Pigeonnière

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    Victoire joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the Investment Group.

    She joined from Tikehau Capital, where she spent two years as an Analyst on their graduate program.

    Prior to this, Victoire completed internships at Deutsche Bank in London and Lazard in Paris.

    Victoire holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Finance from Bocconi University, a Master’s degree in Management from ESCP Business School, and a Master’s Degree in Economics, Corporate Finance and Data Analytics from Ecole Polytechnique.

     

  • Christian List Jakobsen

    Investment Director

    Christian List Jakobsen

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Christian joined PAI in 2018 as a member of the Investment Group and has been involved in the Atos Medical, Azets, The Compleat Food Group and Refresco investments.

    He started his career in the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan in London, where he spent two years, first in the Diversified Industries team and then in the Nordic Corporate Finance and M&A team.

    Christian studied International Business at Copenhagen Business School.

  • David Mandeville

    Investment Officer

    David Mandeville

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    David joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Investment Group. He has been involved in the Theramex investment.

    Prior to joining the Investment Group, David interned at PAI for one year. He previously spent five years working within the Food and Consumer sector, both as a consultant with Newton Europe, and as an Operations Manager with Oscar Mayer.

    David holds a Master’s degree in Finance and a BSc in Mathematics with Economics from the London School of Economics.

  • Juan-Jose-Martinez-Taboada PAI Partners

    Juan José Martinez Taboada

    Investment Director

    Juan José Martinez Taboada

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Juan José joined PAI in 2017 as a member of the Investment Group and is also part of the Spanish Team. He has been involved in the World Freight Company and Zahneins transactions.

    He started his career at VINCI Concessions structuring infrastructure transactions before joining Rothschild, where he spent two years focusing on M&A, equity and debt financing transactions.

    Juan José graduated from École des Ponts ParisTech and Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

  • Matias Melo-Felgueres

    Investment Associate

    Matias Melo-Felgueres

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    Matías joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the Investment Group.

    He joined from Goldman Sachs where he was an Investment Banking Analyst.

    Prior to this, Matías completed internships at PAI and in the M&A team at Natixis Partners.

    Matías holds a Master’s degree in Management from HEC with a specialisation in Finance.

  • Celeste Maria di Pietro

    Investment Associate

    Celeste Maria di Pietro

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    Celeste joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Investment Group.

    She joined from Citigroup Global Markets, where she has spent almost two years as an M&A Analyst in the EMEA Mobility & Capital Goods team.

    Celeste holds a Master’s Degree in International Management from Bocconi University.

  • Caleigh Plaut

    Investment Officer

    Caleigh Plaut

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Caleigh joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investment Group and the US Team. She has been involved in the Alphia and Refresco investments.

    Caleigh joined from Credit Suisse where she worked within the Global Industrials Group in New York. Prior to that, she completed internships at Credit Suisse and at M2O Private Fund Advisors.

    Caleigh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics from Amherst College in Massachusetts.

  • Matthew Poole

    Investment Director

    Matthew Poole

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Matthew joined PAI in 2019 as a member of the Investment Group and the UK Team. He has participated in the Azets, Froneri and The Compleat Food Group investments.

    He started his career in the Investment Banking Division of Barclays in London, where he spent four years in the UK M&A advisory team. During his time at Barclays, Matthew also undertook a secondment to UK Government Investments, the government’s centre of expertise in corporate finance and governance, where he worked on a number of cross-Whitehall projects and transactions.

    Matthew graduated from the University of Bristol with a first class Master’s Degree in Engineering.

  • Céline Quirin

    Investment Officer

    Céline Quirin

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Céline joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investment Group. She has been involved in the Alphia and Veonet investments.

    She joined from Lazard in Paris, where she spent more than three years in the Investment Banking division working on M&A and financing / restructuring transactions.

    Céline holds a Master’s Degree in Financial Economics from Columbia Business School and a Master’s Degree in Finance from Sciences Po Paris.

  • Mahir Riaz

    Investment Associate

    Mahir Riaz

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    Mahir joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Investment Group and the US Team.

    Previously, he worked in the Consumer & Retail group at Evercore. Prior to joining Evercore, he worked in the M&A group at RBC Capital Markets in New York.

    Mahir holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Columbia University.

  • Dekel Sherman

    Investment Director

    Dekel Sherman

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Dekel joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Investment Group and the US Team.

    Previously, Dekel was an associate at KKR in their Americas Consumer & Retail private equity group. Prior to joining KKR, he was an analyst at Moelis & Company in Los Angeles.

    Dekel holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Southern California.

  • Stefano Shuster

    Investment Director

    Stefano Shuster

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Stefano joined PAI in 2019 as a member of the Investment Group and the Italy Team. He has been involved in the Pasubio investment.

    He joined from OpCapita LLP, a European consumer-focused private equity firm based in London, where he spent two years. Previously, Stefano spent two years at the Boston Consulting Group, as a consultant, and one year at Morgan Stanley in its Investment Banking Division, in London.

    He holds an MBA from the London Business School and a Master of Science in International Management from Bocconi University. 

  • Berre Simonse

    Investment Director

    Berre Simonse

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Berre joined PAI in 2018 as a member of the Investment Group. She has been involved in the Ecotone and Theramex investments.

    She started her career in the Investment Banking Division of Rothschild in London where she spent five years.

    Berre graduated from the Erasmus University Rotterdam with a Master of Science in Financial Economics.

  • Sirine Smaoui

    Investment Officer

    Sirine Smaoui

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Sirine joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investment Group. She has been involved in the European Camping Group and Infra Group investments.

    She joined from Deutsche Bank in Paris where she spent more than three years working on several merger & acquisitions and financing mandates.

    Sirine holds a double degree in International Business (CEMS) from HEC.

  • Max Stoiber

    Investment Director

    Max Stoiber

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Max joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the Investment Group. He has been involved in the Apleona investment.

    He joined from L-GAM in London, where he worked for five years on transactions across Europe in various sectors. Prior to L-GAM, Max worked for three years at McKinsey in Munich.

    Max holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School.

  • Henri Tarbouriech

    Investment Director

    Henri Tarbouriech

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Henri joined PAI in 2018 as a member of the Investment Group. He has been involved in the Albéa, Asmodee, HKA, SGD Pharma and StellaGroup investments.

    He started his career at the Boston Consulting Group in Paris as a strategy consultant, where he spent two years.

    Henri graduated from HEC in 2015.

  • Thomas Verbeek

    Investment Officer

    Thomas Verbeek

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Thomas joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investment Group.

    He worked previously at Bain & Company where he spent three years as a Consultant in the Private Equity Group focusing on a variety of transactions in different sectors.

    Thomas holds a Master’s degree in Cognitive and Decision Sciences from University College London, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Maastricht. He is fluent in Dutch and English, and conversational in Spanish and German.

  • Emil Zawadzki

    Investment Officer

    Emil Zawadzki

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Emil joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Investment Group. He has been involved in the NovaTaste investment.

    He joined from Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, a mid-market private equity fund focusing on the DACH region and Italy, where he has spent over 5 years working on several investments, exits and refinancing processes.

    He holds a MSc in Mathematical Finance and a BSc in Mathematics from the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

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