• Retail & Distribution

    In Europe, we have supported retail companies by growing them into international leaders through consolidation, investing in the repositioning of brands and rejuvenating store concepts to drive sales, assisting in the reconfiguration and expansion of store networks but also supporting the development of digital retail channels.

     

  • Meet the team

    Nicolas Holzman

    Fabrice Fouletier

  • AS Adventure

    AS Adventure is the leading multi-brand retailer of outdoor clothing and equipment in Europe.

    Retail & Distribution
    • Investment date April 2015
    • Fund PAI Europe VI
    • Value at acquisition €393m
    • Headquarters Belgium
    • www.asadventure.com
  • Nuance

    The Nuance Group is a leading player in the global travel retail and duty-free industry with over 90% of sales coming from the airport retail channel.

    Retail & Distribution
    • Exit date September 2014
    • Investment date February 2011
    • Fund PAI Europe V
    • Value at acquisition CHF 676m
    • Value at exit CHF 1,556m
    • Headquarters Switzerland
    • www.thenuancegroup.com
  • Hunkemöller

    Hunkemöller is a vertically integrated women's lingerie retailer which has a very strong number one position in Benelux and is the largest lingerie specialist in Germany.

    Retail & Distribution
    • Exit date February 2016
    • Investment date January 2011
    • Fund PAI Europe V
    • Value at acquisition €265m
    • Value at exit € 441m
    • Headquarters The Netherlands
    • www.hunkemoller.com
  • Grupo Cortefiel

    Grupo Cortefiel is the #2 specialist apparel retailer in Spain with 6,200 employees and 1,700 outlets.

    Retail & Distribution
    • Investment date September 2005
    • Fund PAI Europe IV
    • Value at acquisition €1,452m
    • Headquarters Spain
    • www.grupocortefiel.com
  • Kwik-Fit

    Kwik-Fit is the European market leader in automotive fast-fit services enjoying leading market positions in the UK, the Netherlands and France.

    Retail & Distribution
    • Exit date June 2011
    • Investment date August 2005
    • Fund PAI Europe IV
    • Value at acquisition €779m
    • Value at exit €852m
    • Headquarters United Kingdom
    • www.kwik-fit.com
  • Gruppo Coin

    Gruppo Coin is the leading Italian apparel retailer operating c. 800 stores in Italy and 90 overseas. The company employs 9,500 people.

    Retail & Distribution
    • Exit date July 2011
    • Investment date May 2005
    • Fund PAI Europe III
    • Value at acquisition €642m
    • Value at exit €1,426m
    • Headquarters Italy
    • www.gruppocoin.it
  • Vivarte

    Vivarte is the #1 footwear and apparel retailer in France operating over 3,300 stores with a portfolio of well-known brands.

    Retail & Distribution
    • Exit date March 2007
    • Investment date April 2004
    • Fund PAI Europe III
    • Value at acquisition €1,477m
    • Value at exit €3,461m
    • Headquarters France
    • www.vivarte.com
  • Frans Bonhomme

    Distribution of plastic tubing.

    Retail & Distribution
    • Exit date September 2003
    • Investment date January 2000
    • Fund PAI LBO Fund
    • Value at acquisition €389m
    • Value at exit €520m
    • Headquarters France
    • www.fransbonhomme.fr
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