• Richard Howell

    Managing Partner

    Richard Howell

    Capital Markets Team Investor Team
    Managing Partner

    Richard joined PAI in 2009 and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He also heads the Investor Team and the Capital Markets Team, responsible for managing all interactions with the firm’s investors as well as its debt financing activities.

    He started his career at UBS in London and Hong Kong. He then worked at Lehman Brothers (and following its acquisition, Nomura) where he became Managing Director and Head of the European Corporate & Leveraged Finance group, and was also a member of Lehman’s Global High Yield Commitment Committee.

    Richard graduated from the University of Birmingham. He is a native English speaker, and he is conversational in French.

  • Laurent Rivoire

    Managing Partner

    Laurent Rivoire

    General Industrials
    Managing Partner

    Laurent joined PAI in 2001 and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He also heads the General Industrials Team. He has been involved in a number of transactions including ADB Safegate, Albéa, FTE, Global Closure Systems, Innovista Sensors, Michel Thierry and StellaGroup.

    He started his career with Bossard Consultants in Paris and then worked for the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in London.

    Laurent graduated from ESSEC in 1990 and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish.

  • Frédéric Stévenin

    Managing Partner

    Frédéric Stévenin

    Food & Consumer | Healthcare
    Managing Partner

    Frédéric is a member of PAI’s Management Committee. He also chairs the firm’s Investment Committee and has overall oversight of the Food & Consumer and Healthcare sectors.

    He first joined the firm in 1993 and spent five years in the then Food & Beverage 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 large number of transactions including Atos Medical, B&B Hotels, Cerba Healthcare, Chr. Hansen, DomusVi, Elis, ELITechGroup, Ethypharm, Froneri, Kaufman & Broad, Labeyrie Fine Foods, Marcolin, Panzani-Lustucru, Refresco, Roompot, Provimi, Saeco, United Biscuits and Yoplait.

    Frédéric studied at ESCP and started his career with Banque Paribas in the Advisory team of the Private Banking division. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish.

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