• Michele Cibetti

    Investment Officer, Mid-Market Fund

    Michele Cibetti

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Investment Officer, Mid-Market Fund

    Michele joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team.

    He was previously at Digital Colony Partners where he worked as an Associate in the London Private Equity Team. Michele also brings three years of experience as an analyst for Credit Suisse.

    Michele graduated from Bocconi University in Milan with a MSc in Finance and a BSc in Finance and Economics. He also completed an exchange programme in France with HEC Paris.

    He is fluent in English and Italian, and conversational in French.

  • Claudia Cuellar

    Investment Officer, Mid-Market Fund

    Claudia Cuellar

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Investment Officer, Mid-Market Fund

    Claudia joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team.

    She joined from Credit Suisse in London, where she worked for three years in M&A across multiple sectors.

    Claudia holds a BSc in International Management and French from the University of Bath.

    She is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

  • Stefano Drago

    Founding Partner, Mid-Market Fund

    Stefano Drago

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Founding Partner, Mid-Market Fund

    Stefano joined PAI in 2005. In early 2020, he became one the Founding Partners of the Mid-Market Fund Team. For PAI MMF, he has led the Amplitude Surgical and MyFlower investments.

    Previously, he was the Partner responsible for investments in the Healthcare sector for the flagship fund and as such has been involved in several investments, most recently Zahneins, ELITechGroup, Ethypharm, Atos Medical, DomusVi and Cerba Healthcare. Outside of healthcare, he has been involved in the Kiloutou and Provimi investments.

    He started his career within the R&D department of France Telecom (now Orange) for three years, and then spent four years with McKinsey & Company in their Italian and Singaporean offices, before joining PAI in 2005.

    Stefano holds an MSc in Engineering from both Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and Telecom Paritech (France), as well as an MBA from INSEAD. He is fluent in Italian, French, English and Spanish.

  • Jacopo Forloni

    Vice-President, Mid-Market Fund

    Jacopo Forloni

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Vice-President, Mid-Market Fund

    Jacopo joined PAI in 2016 as a member of the Investment Group and the Italy Team. He has been involved in the Marcolin and Tendam investments and became a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team in 2021.

    He started his career at Bahlsen GmbH in Hannover (Germany) covering a number of roles in Sales & Marketing as well as Business Development.

    Jacopo holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and an MBA from INSEAD. He is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish as well as conversational in German.

  • José María García-Pont

    Vice-President, Mid-Market Fund

    José María García-Pont

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Vice-President, Mid-Market Fund

    José joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team. He has been involved in the Angulas Aguinaga investment.

    He has extensive experience of the mid-market segment, having worked in the space since 2014, most notably at Abac Capital in Spain, where he was focused on the origination, execution, financing, monitoring and divestment of several deals.

    Prior to that, he worked at the Boston Consulting Group as an Associate Consultant for two years.

    José holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management (Boston) as well as a Bachelor’s Degree and a MSc in Business Administration from ESADE Business School (Barcelona).

    He is fluent in Spanish, English and Catalan, and conversational in French.

  • Jacques-Henry Grislain

    Vice-President, Mid-Market Fund

    Jacques-Henry Grislain

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Vice-President, Mid-Market Fund

    Jacques-Henry joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team. He has been involved in the Amplitude Surgical and MyFlower investments.

    He has extensive experience of the mid-market segment, having worked for 3i Group in Paris for the past two years, where he focused on the healthcare sector. Prior to that, Jacques-Henry worked for Astorg Partners for four years. In 2016, he co-founded Mori (formerly Cambridge Crops), a biotechnology company focused on agriculture applications based in Boston, USA, that he successfully sold in 2018.

    Jacques-Henry is a graduate from EDHEC Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    He is fluent in French and English.

  • Claudia Hurtado Knaster

    Investment Officer, Mid-Market Fund

    Claudia Hurtado Knaster

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Investment Officer, Mid-Market Fund

    Claudia joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team.

    She joined from Credit Suisse where she spent four years working in multiple sectors.

    Claudia holds a double degree in Law and Business Administration and Management from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid. She also completed two exchange programs, in Business Administration with Sophia University in Tokyo and a Master in Economic Law with Sciences Po Paris.

    She is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

     

  • Philipp Meyer

    Partner, Mid-Market Fund

    Philipp Meyer

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Partner, Mid-Market Fund

    Philipp joined PAI in 2016 as a member of the DACH and General Industrials teams, and was involved in the Apleona and Armacell investments. In 2020, he became Head of DACH in the Mid-Market Fund Team.

    Philipp started his career at Bain & Company, where he worked for six years. He then joined Stone Tower Capital, a middle market buyout fund based in New York, before moving to AEA Investors in 2009. At AEA, Philipp was involved in several mid-market transactions in the industrial and service sectors in Germany and across Europe.

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

  • Chloé Nonat

    Investment Officer, Mid-Market Fund

    Chloé Nonat

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Investment Officer, Mid-Market Fund

    Chloé joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team. She has been involved in the MyFlower investment.

    Chloé joins from Natixis Partners where she spent four years focusing on mid-market transactions.

    She graduated from ESSCA in Paris and holds a Master in Finance at ESCP Europe.

    Chloé is fluent in English and French.

  • Mateo Pániker

    Founding Partner, Mid-Market Fund

    Mateo Pániker

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Founding Partner, Mid-Market Fund

    Mateo joined PAI in 2020 as one of the Founding Partners of the Mid-Market Fund Team. He has been involved in the Angulas Aguinaga investment.

    He has strong experience in the Spanish and international private equity markets, having previously been with Ventura Equity Partners, where he was a Founding Partner, and spent close to 12 years at Investindustrial, where he was a Senior Principal in the Spanish office and a member of the Investment Committee. He has also worked as an Investment Executive at Corsabe Capital and started his career in investment banking at Citi.

    Mateo holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian, and conversational in French.

  • Alessandro Pedersoli

    Vice-President, Mid-Market Fund

    Alessandro Pedersoli

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Vice-President, Mid-Market Fund

    Alessandro joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team.

    He has extensive experience of the mid-market segment having worked in the space since 2014, most notably at Alpha Private Equity, where he focused on a variety of transactions in the consumer, business services and industrials sectors. Prior to that, he worked at Chiaruttini e Associati, a leading advisory boutique specialised in turnarounds and restructurings.

    Alessandro holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi, a specialisation in finance from the University of California San Diego and a degree in Business Administration from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. He is fluent in Italian and English, and has basic knowledge of Portuguese.

  • Maximilian Runte

    Investment Officer, Mid-Market Fund

    Maximilian Runte

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Investment Officer, Mid-Market Fund

    Maximilian joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team.

    He joined from Gilde Buy Out Partners where he worked for two years with a focus on mid-market transactions in the DACH region, having started his career at Gilde Healthcare Partners. He has worked on several transactions in the Healthcare and TMT sectors.

    Maximilian graduated from King’s College London and holds a Master in Accounting and Finance from the University of St Gallen in Switzerland.

    He is fluent in English and German, and conversational in French.

  • Alexander Schober

    Vice-President, Mid-Market Fund

    Alexander Schober

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Vice-President, Mid-Market Fund

    Alexander joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team.

    He joined from Goldman Sachs in London, where he spent six years in the bank’s Private Equity division and was involved in numerous equity investment opportunities across a broad spectrum of industries.

    Alexander graduated from the University of St. Gallen HSG in Switzerland and holds a Master of Science in International Finance from HEC. He is fluent in German and English.

  • Raffaele Vitale

    Founding Partner, Mid-Market Fund

    Raffaele Vitale

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Founding Partner, Mid-Market Fund

    Raffaele joined PAI in 2002 as a member of the Italy Team and has been involved in a number of investments including Gruppo Coin, Marcolin, Saeco and The Nuance Group. In 2020, he became one of the Founding Partners of the Mid-Market Fund Team.

    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. He is fluent in Italian, English and French.

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