• Chamika Gajanayaka

    Investment Officer UK Team Investment Group

    Chamika Gajanayaka

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Chamika joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investment Group and the UK Team.

    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. Chamika is fluent in English.

  • Maximilian Harrington

    Principal UK Team

    Maximilian Harrington

    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 and VPS.

    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. He is fluent in English and French.

  • Neil Mcllroy

    Partner UK Team

    Neil Mcllroy

    Partner

    Neil joined PAI in 2019 and is a member of the UK Team.

    He joined PAI from H.I.G. Capital where he spent nine years covering growth equity and leveraged buy-out investments in Europe completing many successful investments, with a particular focus on Industrials, Business Services and FinTech. Previously Neil spent four years at Cinven where he focused on investments in Industrials and Healthcare. He started his career in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley concentrating on European and UK mergers and acquisitions.

    Neil is a graduate of Queens University Belfast where he was awarded M.Sc. with Distinction in Finance and the University of Ulster where he was awarded B.A. Hons First Class in Business Studies. He is a native English speaker.

  • Colm O'Sullivan

    Partner UK Team

    Colm O'Sullivan

    Partner

    Colm joined PAI in 2006 and heads PAI’s UK Team. He has been involved in a number of investments including Froneri, Kwik-Fit, M Group Services, The Compleat Food Group, United Biscuits 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. He is fluent in English and French.

  • Matthew Poole

    Investment Director UK Team Investment Group

    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 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. He is a native English speaker.

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