Team

  • Alizée Albertini

    Legal Analyst

    Alizée Albertini

    Corporate Operations Team
    Legal Analyst

    Alizée joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    She joined as a Legal Analyst after completing her internship at PAI Partners.

    Alizée graduated from Nancy University (faculty of law). She holds a master’s degree in European business laws.

     

  • Lydwine Alexandre

    CFO

    Lydwine Alexandre

    Corporate Operations Team
    CFO

    Lydwine joined PAI in 2023 as Chief Financial Officer and is a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    She joined from Alma Capital, where she was Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel for nine years. Prior to this, Lydwine worked in KPMG’s audit and advisory practice in Paris, New York and Luxembourg for 15 years.

    Lydwine graduated from ESSEC Business School and holds DCG and DSCG Chartered Accountant diplomas.

  • Ana Aliyari

    Principal

    Ana Aliyari

    Food & Consumer
    Principal

    Ana joined PAI in 2015 as a member of the Investment Group. She is also a member of the Food & Consumer Team and has worked on the Ecotone, Froneri, Roompot, StellaGroup and The Looping Group investments.

    She started her career at Roland Berger in Paris as a strategy consultant, where she spent two years.

    Ana graduated from ESSEC in 2013.

  • 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.

  • Christian Atherton

    Managing Director

    Christian Atherton

    PAI Performance Group
    Managing Director

    Christian joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the PAI Performance Group with a particular focus on topline related topics.

    He has strong management consulting experience and was previously at Simon Kucher, where he was a Director. Prior to Simon Kucher, Christian held various positions at PwC Strategy Group and Bain & Co and he has also worked with a number of leading multinational businesses on an interim / contractor basis. Over the course of his career, Christian has led and participated in a number of projects covering a range of business issues and industries including pricing, sales excellence, operational improvement, analysis of business growth options, corporate strategy and M&A.

    Christian has a BSc in International Business from Warwick Business School & ESSEC.

  • 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.

  • Morgane Barthe

    Finance Officer

    Morgane Barthe

    Corporate Operations Team
    Finance Officer

    Morgane joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    She started her career as an officer at Alter Domus Luxembourg where she eventually became Manager and spent almost 8 years in the Private Equity Corporate and Fund Services Department.

    Morgane holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Accountancy and Tax Affairs. She is fluent in French and English.

  • 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.

  • François Becque

    Vice President

    François Becque

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Vice President

    François joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team.

    He has extensive experience of the mid-market segment having worked in the space since 2017 at Argos Wityu, where he focused on a variety of transactions in the consumer and industrials sectors. Prior to that, he worked at Estin & Co as a strategy consultant for two years.

    François graduated from HEC in 2014. He also holds a Master’s degree in corporate and tax law from Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

  • 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.

  • Dumitru Berzoi

    Compliance Associate

    Dumitru Berzoi

    Compliance Team
    Compliance Associate

    Dumitru joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Compliance Team.

    He joined from Alter Domus where he worked as Compliance & Regulatory Senior Officer for almost two years. Prior to his tenure at Alter Domus, he performed an internship at Amazon as Program Manager.

    Dumitru holds a Bachelor’s degree in Materials and Mechanical Engineering from University of Metz and a Master in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering from Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace.

  • Marc Boullier

    Managing Director

    Marc Boullier

    Corporate Operations Team PAI Performance Group
    Managing Director

    Marc joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Portfolio Performance Group.

    He brings over 25 years of experience as an IT and digital expert in large and small organisations, including LBOs. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Mobility Work (GMAO) and, prior to that, as Chief Information Officer at Carambar & Co. Marc has also held senior positions at Vistali, Wavestone, Accenture and AlixPartners.

    Marc holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science & Physics from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy.

  • Benoit Bousquié

    Principal

    Benoit Bousquié

    Healthcare
    Principal

    Benoit joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Investment Group. He is now a member of the Healthcare Team. He has been involved in the Tropicana Brands Group and Zahneins investments.

    He joined from Morgan Stanley where he spent four years in the EMEA Healthcare Team, most recently as a Vice-President. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he spent four years at Alpha Private Equity in Paris where he focused on a variety of transactions, notably in the consumer, business services and industrials sectors.

    He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master’s Degree in Finance and Strategy as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from Sciences Po Paris.

  • Manuel Briand

    IT Operation Lead

    Manuel Briand

    Corporate Operations Team
    IT Operation Lead

    Manuel joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    He joined from Société Générale, where he spent more than ten years and was responsible for desktop IT support.

    Manuel holds a double university degree in Computer, Networks, Telecommunications and Electronics.

  • Roméo Bricout-Soto

    Analyst

    Roméo Bricout-Soto

    PAI Performance Group
    Analyst

    Roméo joined PAI in 2022 as an Analyst in the Portfolio Performance Group (PPG), working across ESG & Sustainability, Supply Chain, Pricing, Digital, Operations and Talent. Before joining the PPG, he completed an internship with PAI’s ESG & Sustainability Team.

    Prior to PAI, Roméo interned at PwC’s Sustainable Performance & Strategy practice, where he focused on due diligence for private equity firms and sustainability-linked projects for financial institutions.

    He holds a Master’s degree in Management from ESCP and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Sorbonne University.

  • Anaïs Briuvers

    Compliance Officer

    Anaïs Briuvers

    Compliance Team
    Compliance Officer

    Anaïs joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the Compliance Team.

    She joined from Union de Banques Arabes et Françaises, where she was Regulatory Compliance Manager and Data Protection Officer for the Paris office and branches in Asia. Prior to that, she worked in the compliance team at Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps) for four years.

    Anaïs holds an MBA in compliance from Financia Business School, an Executive Master’s in finance from HEC Paris, as well as certifications from the AMF (French financial regulator) and in data protection regulation.

  • Maud Brown

    Partner

    Maud Brown

    Partner

    Maud joined PAI in 2019 and heads PAI’s US Team. She has been involved in the Refresco and Tropicana Brands Group transactions.

    She was previously with Investcorp where she spent more than 18 years, most recently as a Managing Director in New York and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. She started her career in M&A at Salomon Brothers and Merrill Lynch in London.

    Maud graduated from ESCP and holds a Master’s in Corporate Law from the University Paris XI.

  • Fabienne Bucci

    Office Manager

    Fabienne Bucci

    Corporate Operations Team
    Office Manager

    Fabienne joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    She previously worked at EQT, where she was Office Manager and assisted in the creation of the Paris office. Prior to this, Fabienne held a number of HR and office management positions in consulting companies, including BCG and Bain & Company, having previously worked as an executive assistant.

    Fabienne holds a Diploma of Advanced Technician (French BTS) in Administration and Foreign Languages and studied Journalism at the University of Lowell, Massachusetts.

  • Laurie Cameron

    ESG Officer

    Laurie Cameron

    ESG Team PAI Performance Group
    ESG Officer

    Laurie joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the ESG Team.

    He joined from PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change practice, where he focused on Responsible Investment, ESG and Impact measurement for three years. Prior to this, Laurie worked for four years within the PwC Deals practice, where he qualified as an ACA Chartered Accountant and led financial due diligence projects.

    Laurie holds a degree in Economics from the University of Kent and is an IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) qualified practitioner.

  • Raúl Cánovas

    Principal

    Raúl Cánovas

    Principal

    Raúl joined PAI in 2019 as a member of the Spain Team.

    He was previously a Director at Portobello Capital, a leading Spanish private equity firm where he spent more than 12 years and earned extensive expertise in deal making and execution. He was involved in nine deals in the Food & Consumer, Business Services and Healthcare sectors. He started his career within a family office in Madrid.

    Raúl graduated in Business Administration & Finance from CUNEF (Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros) in Madrid.

  • Jessica Cascelli

    Investment Associate, Mid-Market Fund

    Jessica Cascelli

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Investment Associate, Mid-Market Fund

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

    Prior to joining the MMF Team, she interned at PAI for one year, participating in the acquisition process of Pasubio, and previously completed an internship at Ardian.

    Jessica holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a MSc in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University in Milan.

  • Simone Cavalieri

    Partner

    Simone Cavalieri

    Partner

    Simone joined PAI in 2019 and heads PAI’s Italy Team. He has been involved in the Pasubio investment.

    Simone was previously a Partner and Investment Committee Member at Charme Capital Partners. Before starting at Charme Capital in 2009, Simone spent almost 10 years at Merrill Lynch in Investment Banking in London and Milan.

    Simone graduated from the Bocconi University in Milan with a degree in Business Administration.

  • Christina Charlier

    Officer

    Christina Charlier

    Client & Capital Group
    Officer

    Christina joined PAI in 2012 as a member of the Investor Team in the Client & Capital Group.

    She started her career at CCR Chevrillon Philippe as an executive assistant in the private banking sector.

    Christina studied International Relations at George Mason University.

  • Mathieu Chouquet

    Director

    Mathieu Chouquet

    Client & Capital Group
    Director

    Mathieu joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Investor Team in the Client & Capital Group.

    He brings over 11 years of institutional investor background coming from Assurances du Crédit Mutuel where he was leading the Private Equity & Infrastructure fund and co-investment programme for the last 7 years. He started his career on the public markets as Equity & Convertible Bond portfolio manager.

    Mathieu holds a Master in Corporate Finance from ESCP.

  • 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 has been involved in the European Pizza Group and Scrigno investments.

    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.

  • 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 has been involved in the Uvesco investment.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Rohan D'Angelo

    Finance Officer

    Rohan D'Angelo

    Corporate Operations Team
    Finance Officer

    Rohan joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    He joined from PwC Luxembourg where he spent almost six years as Assistant Manager in the Asset and Wealth Management industry.

    Rohan holds a Master’s degree in Audit and Chartered Accountancy and a OEC Certificate (Ordre des Experts Comptables).

  • Geneviève Dattola

    Communications Coordinator

    Geneviève Dattola

    Communications Team
    Communications Coordinator

    Geneviève joined PAI in 2012. She started out at PAI as a Project Assistant and is now a Communications Coordinator.

    Geneviève works transversally with the different deal teams as well as the Investor Team. She is in charge of print, videos, website, templates and visual guidelines. Prior to this, Geneviève worked as a graphic designer and webmaster at Sociovision, a market research company.

    She has a BA degree in English and Russian, a diploma in graphic design and is a specialist in computer graphics.

  • Joseph Davin

    Finance Director

    Joseph Davin

    Corporate Operations Team
    Finance Director

    Joseph joined PAI in 2016 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    Prior to joining PAI, Joseph worked for a third-party service provider servicing clients in the alternative investment funds industry.

    Joseph holds a post-graduate degree in Business and Tax Law from Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, a Diplome de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprise (DJCE 2012) as well as a LL.M in European Banking and Financial Law from University of Luxembourg (2014).

  • Eric Denel

    Conducting Officer

    Eric Denel

    Compliance Team
    Conducting Officer

    Eric joined PAI in 2019 as a member of the Compliance Team and is a Conducting Officer for PAI Luxembourg, in charge of Risk Management and Compliance.

    Previously, he worked as a Senior Manager within BDO Audit and Deloitte, and as Head of Compliance at Mazars in Luxembourg.

    He holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Controlling from the University of Strasbourg and is a Réviseur d’Entreprises (Chartered Accountant) in Luxembourg.

  • Aïchatou Diop

    Head of Compliance

    Aïchatou Diop

    Compliance Team
    Head of Compliance

    Aïchatou joined PAI in 2020 as Head of Compliance.

    Aïchatou brings 20 years of compliance & finance experience within the financial services and funds industry, most recently as the COO of Andera Partners (formerly Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners) where she managed compliance and corporate legal matters.

    Prior to Andera, Aïchatou held various compliance and finance positions at Groupama Private Equity and Ernst & Young where she was an auditor. Aïchatou has wide expertise in all regulatory aspects, including the set-up and spin-off of investment companies, as well as strong knowledge of risk mitigation.

    Aïchatou holds a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance from Université de Paris II Assas and an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is also a member of the “Société Française des Analystes Financiers” (SFAF).

     

  • 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 of the Founding Partners of the Mid-Market Fund Team. For PAI MMF, he has led the Amplitude Surgical, La Compagnie des Desserts 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.

  • Gaëlle d’Engremont

    Partner

    Gaëlle d’Engremont

    Food & Consumer
    Partner

    Gaëlle joined PAI in 2004 and is the Head of the Food & Consumer Team. She has been involved in a number of investments including Alphia, Asmodee, B&B Hotels, Chr. Hansen, Ecotone, European Camping Group, Euro Ethnic Foods, Froneri, Labeyrie Fine Foods, NovaTaste, Perstorp, Roompot, The Compleat Food Group and United Biscuits.

    She started her career at Unibail, where she spent two years, before spending four years at Group Casino.

    Gaëlle graduated from ESSEC in 1997.

  • Isabelle Ehrmantraut

    Talent Officer

    Isabelle Ehrmantraut

    PAI Performance Group
    Talent Officer

    Isabelle joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Portfolio Performance Group with a specific focus on talent, leadership, and culture.

    She was previously with Spencer Stuart and brings more than eight years of experience in Leadership Advisory Services. Her focus is on executive assessment and development, team effectiveness, organisational design, and succession planning.

    Isabelle is an occupational psychologist and holds a MA degree in Business Psychology from Cologne Business School and Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.

  • 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.

  • Karl Estay

    Investment Officer, Mid-Market Fund

    Karl Estay

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

    Karl joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team.

    He started his career at Roland Berger in Paris as a Strategy Consultant, where he spent two years.

    Karl holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Master in Management from ESCP, and an engineering degree from the École Spéciale des Travaux Publics (ESTP).

  • Ayman Feki

    Principal

    Ayman Feki

    Client & Capital Group
    Principal

    Ayman joined PAI in 2018 as a member of the Capital Markets Team in the Client & Capital Group.

    He started his career at Deutsche Bank where he spent four years in the French M&A and European Leveraged Finance teams.

    Ayman graduated from ESCP Europe and holds an Executive Degree in Strategy & Finance from Columbia University.

  • 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.

  • 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 European Pizza Group, Marcolin, Scrigno 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.

  • Fabrice Fouletier

    Partner

    Fabrice Fouletier

    Corporate Operations Team
    Partner

    Fabrice joined PAI in 2001 and is the Head of PAI’s Corporate Operations Team. He has been involved in a number of transactions including Areas, AS Adventure, Chr. Hansen, Euro Media Group, Hunkemöller, IPH, Grupo Cortefiel, M Group Services, Panzani-Lustucru, Perstorp, Saeco, Tendam, World Freight Company and Yoplait.

    He started his career at Bankers Trust / Deutsche Bank working in the French Corporate Finance department, and then in the European Acquisition Finance Group in Paris and London.

    Fabrice graduated from HEC in 1998.

  • 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.

  • Anna Ganeeva

    Finance Officer

    Anna Ganeeva

    Corporate Operations Team
    Finance Officer

    Anna joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    Anna started her career at KPMG (Moscow) where she spent three years as an Auditor for the industrial markets. She then worked for Deloitte in Paris for nearly four years as a Financial Audit Manager, where she focused on asset management and was a team leader.

    She holds a Master’s Degree in Money, Bank and Finance from Panthéon Sorbonne Paris 1 as well as a Master’s Degree in Financial Markets from the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow).

  • 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 and Uvesco investments.

    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).

  • Alison Gautier

    Finance Officer

    Alison Gautier

    Corporate Operations Team
    Finance Officer

    Alison joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the Corporate Operation Team.

    She joined from Cartonnages Gallia, where she was the Administrative and Financial Manager. Prior to that, Alison worked for eight years at RZ Expertise Comptable et Conseil, PAI’s accounting and payroll agency.

    Alison is a Chartered Accountant and holds DSCG and DEC certifications.

  • Julie Gautier

    Principal

    Julie Gautier

    Food & Consumer
    Principal

    Julie joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Food & Consumer Team. She has been involved in the NovaTaste transaction.

    She joined PAI after 12 years of experience in M&A. She was previously an M&A Director at Casino Group. Prior to Casino, she worked at the boutique investment bank Messier Maris & Associés.

    Julie holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from Sciences Po Paris.

  • Penelope Guarnay

    ESG Director

    Penelope Guarnay

    ESG Team PAI Performance Group
    ESG Director

    Penelope joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the ESG Team.

    She has over 18 years of experience developing and delivering sustainability strategies across a range of industries, having worked at Danone, BT, Marks & Spencer and Vodafone. She joined PAI following two years as a sustainability adviser. Her focus across her career has been on energy, climate change, environmental management, change management and communications.

    Penelope started her career at Lendlease in Sydney before moving to London and Paris. Penelope graduated from the University of Sydney (Australia) and holds a Master’s degree in international studies from the University of Technology in Sydney (Australia).

  • 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.

  • Ralph Heuwing

    Partner

    Ralph Heuwing

    PAI Performance Group
    Partner

    Ralph joined PAI in 2020 and heads PAI’s DACH Team. He has been involved in the Apleona, Infra Group and NovaTaste investments.

    He previously worked at Knorr-Bremse, a world leading supplier to the commercial and rail vehicle industry, where he was CFO and member of the Executive Board. He led and executed the company’s initial public offering in 2018. During the previous ten years, he was CFO and member of the Executive Board of MDAX listed Dürr, a leading global mechanical and plant engineering firm.

    Prior to that Ralph was Managing Director, Partner and a member of the Management Committee at the Boston Consulting Group where he spent 17 years in various roles in Germany and helped build the firm’s operations in India.

    Ralph holds a ME degree in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen and an MBA from INSEAD.

  • Richard Howell

    Managing Partner

    Richard Howell

    Client & Capital Group
    Managing Partner

    Richard joined PAI in 2009 and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Investment Committee. He also heads the Client & Capital Group and is 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 and European Investment Banking Executive Committee.

    Richard graduated from the University of Birmingham.

  • 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.

  • Olivier Job

    Legal Officer

    Olivier Job

    Corporate Operations Team
    Legal Officer

    Olivier joined PAI in 2017 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    Prior to joining PAI, Olivier completed several internships in law firms specialised in fund formation and financial services.

    Olivier holds a Master’s Degree in Business Law from Université de Strasbourg, and a post-graduate degree in Banking and Financial Law from Université de Montpellier. Furthermore, Olivier has held the Professional Lawyer’s Certification (CAPA) since 2017.

  • Matthew Johnson

    Director

    Matthew Johnson

    Client & Capital Group
    Director

    Matthew joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Capital Markets Team in the Client & Capital Group.

    He joined PAI from Credit Suisse where he was most recently a Vice President in EMEA Leveraged Finance Capital Markets. Matt’s role involved underwriting and syndicating primary high-yield bonds and leveraged loans on behalf of private equity backed companies and sub investment grade corporate issuers. Prior to that, Matt held positions in the Financial Institutions Group and Leveraged Finance and Sponsors Group in New-York and in London, having joined the firm in 2014.

    Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science from the Haas School of Business at the University of Berkeley in California.

  • Yannis Josse

    Conducting Officer - Finance Director

    Yannis Josse

    Corporate Operations Team
    Conducting Officer - Finance Director

    Yannis first joined PAI in 2009 as a member of the Fund Administration Team in Paris. In 2017, he joined Astorg as Head of Valuation and Financial Information based in Luxembourg.

    Early 2019, he rejoined PAI as a member of the Corporate Operations Team and is a Conducting Officer for PAI Luxembourg, in charge in particular of valuation.

    Before joining PAI, he started his career at PWC Paris as an auditor in the Alternative Investment Funds industry department.

    He holds a Master’s in Finance from INSEEC Bordeaux.

  • Sibel Kapkiner

    Finance Analyst

    Sibel Kapkiner

    Corporate Operations Team
    Finance Analyst

    Sibel joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    She joined as a Finance analyst after completing her internship at PAI Partners.

    Sibel graduated from Neoma Business School (Rouen). She holds a licence’s degree in Mathematics as well.

  • Hemant Kapoor

    Principal

    Hemant Kapoor

    Healthcare
    Principal

    Hemant joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the London and Healthcare teams.

    He was previously at JP Morgan Chase, where he spent almost four years in the Healthcare team. Prior to this, Hemant worked for three years in Healthcare with Deutsche Bank and was a consultant with Accenture covering TMT and Healthcare clients for four years.

    Hemant holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Duke University in North Carolina and a BSc in Information Systems and Management and Finance from Singapore Management University.

  • Yasmine Karger

    Investment Officer, Mid-Market Fund

    Yasmine Karger

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

    Yasmine joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team.  She has been involved in the La Compagnie des Desserts investment.

    She joined from Argos Wityu, where she spent over two years working in multiple sectors. Prior to this, Yasmine worked two years in Investment Banking and Transaction Services at PwC and Rothschild.

    Yasmine graduated from ESCP. She holds a Master’s Degree in Management from the Programme Grande Ecole.

  • Otto Kern

    ESG Officer

    Otto Kern

    ESG Team PAI Performance Group
    ESG Officer

    Otto joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the ESG Team.

    He was previously with Deloitte and brings six years of experience in sustainability consulting. His focus at Deloitte was on energy, change management, sustainable finance / ESG and the circular economy.

    He started his career at the MOITI (Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment).

    Otto holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs, Economics & Political Science from Northeastern University (Boston).

  • 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.

  • Frederike Kress

    ESG Associate

    Frederike Kress

    ESG Team PAI Performance Group
    ESG Associate

    Frederike joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the ESG Team.

    She was previously an intern at PAI within the ESG Team in Paris and Munich and has contributed to a number of projects for the firm.

    Frederike holds a MSc in Climate Change, Management and Finance from Imperial College London and a BSc in International Management from Lancaster University and ESB Business School Reutlingen.

  • Daniel Krysewski

    Principal

    Daniel Krysewski

    General Industrials
    Principal

    Daniel joined PAI in 2021 and is a member of the General Industrials Team. He has been involved in the Infra Group investment.

    He joined from H.I.G. Capital where he spent seven years working across a variety of subsectors, primarily in the industrials and business services space. Prior to H.I.G., he worked at McKinsey & Company, where he specialised in similar areas, and Credit Suisse’s Global M&A team in New York.

    Daniel holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from European Business School Oestrich-Winkel and an MBA with distinction from New York University.

  • Andreas Kumeth

    Partner

    Andreas Kumeth

    Healthcare
    Partner

    Andreas joined PAI in 2014. He is a member of the DACH and Healthcare teams, and has been involved in several investments including Atos Medical, B&B Hotels, DomusVi, Theramex, Veonet, Xella and Zahneins.

    He started his career in private equity at Apax Partners in Munich and London, and also worked at Waterland Private Equity in Düsseldorf.

    Andreas graduated with a double degree from the Technical University of Munich (Mathematics) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (Economics).

  • Marie Lafragette

    Principal

    Marie Lafragette

    Food & Consumer
    Principal

    Marie joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the Food & Consumer Team.

    She joined from Eurazeo, where she worked for the Mid-Large Buy-Out Team. She started her career at Credit Suisse in London and New York before joining OpCapita in London.

    Marie holds a Master’s degree in civil engineering from ESTP and a Master’s degree in international finance from HEC Paris.

  • Lyna Lalami

    Investment Associate, Mid-Market Fund

    Lyna Lalami

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Investment Associate, Mid-Market Fund

    Lyna joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team. She has been involved in the La Compagnie des Desserts investment.

    Prior to joining the MMF Team, she completed several internships including in M&A at Lazard Paris and BNP Paribas.

    Lyna holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Strategy from Sciences Po Paris, a bachelor in Economics and Social Sciences from Sciences Po Paris as well as a bachelor in Mathematics from La Sorbonne. She completed an exchange year at George Washington University in Washington DC.

  • Paul Landais

    Finance Associate

    Paul Landais

    Corporate Operations Team
    Finance Associate

    Paul joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team. Prior to joining PAI, Paul completed several internships with private equity and advisory firms specialised in M&A and financial services.

    Paul holds a double degree PGE and MSc Corporate Financial Management from SKEMA Business School.

  • 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.

  • Guillaume Leblanc

    Partner

    Guillaume Leblanc

    Business Services
    Partner

    Guillaume joined PAI in 2011 and is a member of the Business Services Team. He has been involved in several investments including Apleona, AS Adventure, Euro Media Group, Froneri, Infra Group, Innovista Sensors, Refresco, Roompot and World Freight Company.

    Guillaume started his career at Time Equity Partners, a private equity firm involved in growth capital transactions in the technology, media and communications industry.

    He graduated from HEC in 2008.

  • France Le Péron

    HR Operations Director

    France Le Péron

    HR Team
    HR Operations Director

    France joined PAI as HR Operations Director.

    She brings over 27 years of experience in Human Resources. France joined from AXA Group, where she was successively Human Resources Manager, Director of Social Policy, Training and International Mobility, Group Benefits and Head of Individual Cases. Prior to this, she was Director of Human Resources for three years at Chateau Online, preceded by five years as Human Resources Director at AOL and Compuserve France.

    France holds a Master of Business Administration from Burgundy School of Business.

  • 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.

  • Albin Louit

    Partner

    Albin Louit

    General Industrials
    Partner

    Albin joined PAI in 2006 . He is a member of the General Industrials Team and has been involved in a number of investments including ADB Safegate, Albéa, Labeyrie Fine Foods, Kiloutou, Pasubio, StellaGroup and Xella.

    He started his career as a Visiting Associate at the Boston Consulting Group in Paris.

    Albin graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 2002 and holds a Master’s Degree from UC Berkeley in Engineering and Project Management, as well as the Management of Technology Certificate from the Haas School of Business.

  • Aoife MacGillycuddy

    Talent Associate

    Aoife MacGillycuddy

    PAI Performance Group
    Talent Associate

    Aoife joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the PAI Performance Group.

    She was previously with Skill Capital, where she worked almost two years within the TMT & Consumer practice.

    Aoife holds a BA in History from Trinity College Dublin.

  • 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.

  • Santy Marques-Ladeira

    Head of Data

    Santy Marques-Ladeira

    PAI Performance Group
    Head of Data

    Santy joined PAI in 2023 and is Head of Data and a member of the PAI Performance Group.

    He brings over 10 years of experience in data and artificial intelligence, with a strong focus on deep learning. He joined PAI from Givaudan, where he was AI & Data Lead in the strategy and innovation department. Prior to that he worked in strategy and digital consulting and at Institut Curie as a research engineer.

    Santy holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematical Modeling & Bioinformatics from Université Pierre et Marie Curie.

  • Victor Marroquin

    Investment Associate, Mid-Market Fund

    Victor Marroquin

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Investment Associate, Mid-Market Fund

    Victor joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team. He has been involved in the Uvesco investment.

    Prior to joining the MMF Team, he completed several internships including one at PAI, another as a Strategy Consultant at Metyis and two others as a Financial Analyst at Accuracy and EY in Spain.

    Victor graduated from Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) with a BEng and MSc in Industrial Engineering and holds a MSc in Management and International Finance from HEC Paris. He also completed an exchange programme at Grenoble INP (UGA) in France.

  • 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.

  • Laurent Marvy

    Head of Human Resources

    Laurent Marvy

    HR Team
    Head of Human Resources

    Laurent joined PAI in 2022 as Head of Human Resources.

    Laurent has significant experience of human resources and talent management at a global level, having worked across three continents. He joined from AXA where he had a long career and spent the last four years leading HR, communication and compliance for more than 25 AXA entities. Previous roles included lead positions at AXA US, AXA Asia and AXA Group.

    Prior to AXA he worked at Ford Motor Company both in business and HR roles.

    Laurent holds a Master’s Degree in Business & HR from KEDGE Business School and HEC Montreal.

  • Jérémie Masset

    Principal

    Jérémie Masset

    General Industrials
    Principal

    Jérémie joined PAI in 2014. He is a member of the General Industrials Team and has been involved in several investments including ADB Safegate, Albéa, Atos Medical, SGD Pharma and VPS.

    He started his career in strategy consulting at Advancy before joining the Boston Consulting Group, spending one year in the firm’s private equity practice.

    Jérémie graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 2005 and holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Paris School of Economics.

  • Benjamin Mathu

    Finance Director

    Benjamin Mathu

    Corporate Operations Team
    Finance Director

    Benjamin joined PAI in 2017 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    Prior to joining PAI, Benjamin spent two years as an officer in the private equity industry in a corporate and trust services company in Luxembourg.

    Benjamin graduated from HEC-Ulg (2015) and holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Finance from Liège.

  • Neil Mcllroy

    Partner

    Neil Mcllroy

    Partner

    Neil joined PAI in 2019 and is a member of the UK Team. He has been involved in the Azets and HKA investments.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Maxime Miossec

    Conducting Officer - Finance Director

    Maxime Miossec

    Mid-Market Fund Team
    Conducting Officer - Finance Director

    Maxime joined PAI in 2017 and is a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team.

    Maxime has a combined experience in audit of nearly 10 years in Paris and Luxembourg. He worked at Deloitte in Paris for four years and then five years at KPMG in Luxembourg as an Audit Manager within the investment management sector, including private equity structures.

    He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Lyon, with a specialism in private equity and transactions.

  • Bertrand Monier

    Partner

    Bertrand Monier

    Food & Consumer
    Partner

    Bertrand joined PAI in 2011. He is a member of the Food & Consumer Team and has been involved in a number of investments including Asmodee, Atos, Ecotone, European Camping Group, Euro Ethnic Foods, Froneri, Hunkemöller, Labeyrie Fine Foods, Marcolin, Perstorp, Roompot and The Looping Group.

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

    Bertrand graduated from HEC in 2009.

  • Laura Muries

    Partner

    Laura Muries

    Partner

    Laura joined PAI in 2007 and heads PAI’s Spain Team. She has been involved in several transactions including Areas, DomusVi, Grupo Cortefiel, Grupo Konecta, Swissport, The Nuance Group and Tendam.

    She started her career at Merrill Lynch in the Investment Banking department in Madrid, working principally with financial sponsor clients on the execution of buy-side, sell-side and IPO transactions.

    Laura graduated in Business Administration and Law from the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid.

  • François Nadin

    Finance Director

    François Nadin

    Corporate Operations Team
    Finance Director

    François Nadin joined PAI in 2016 and is a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    Prior to this, François spent five years as senior officer in the private equity industry in a corporate and trust services company in Luxembourg.

    François graduated from HEC-Ulg (2011) and has a Master’s in Business Administration and Finance from Liège.

  • Anatoliy Nagornyy

    Managing Director

    Anatoliy Nagornyy

    PAI Performance Group
    Managing Director

    Anatoliy joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the PAI Performance Group with a particular focus on supply chain & logistics topics.

    He brings over 13 years of experience in supply chain & operations gained across management consulting and industry roles. As a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group, he served leading consumer products & retail clients across Europe and Asia. Prior to BCG, Anatoliy held various supply chain roles at Amazon, Tesco and Maersk in the UK.

    Anatoliy holds a Master of Science Degree in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Transportation Management from Odessa National Maritime University in Ukraine.

  • Esohe Denise Odaro

    Head of ESG & Sustainability

    Esohe Denise Odaro

    ESG Team PAI Performance Group
    Head of ESG & Sustainability

    Denise joined PAI in 2022 as Head of the ESG & Sustainability team. She is responsible for developing PAI’s sustainability strategy and creating value through sustainability initiatives in the portfolio.

    Denise joined from The World Bank Group’s private sector arm IFC, where she spent over 11 years based in the US and Europe. She was Head of Investor Relations & Sustainable Finance Coordination and chaired both the ESG Capital Markets Integration and Sustainable Finance Committees. Denise also served as Chair of the global Green, Social and Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles Steering Committee under ICMA.  Denise started her career in the UK, working for Goldman Sachs, GE Capital and Lehman Brothers in various capital market roles.

    Denise holds an MBA in Finance from Cornell University and a MSt in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge.  She is an alumna of the Emerging Leaders Program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

  • Shane O’Driscoll

    Partner

    Shane O’Driscoll

    Client & Capital Group
    Partner

    Shane joined PAI in 2016 and is a member of the Client & Capital Group. He is focused on fundraising, LP coverage and management of the portfolio’s debt financing activities. Shane was previously Co-Head of the Investment Group from 2018 until 2023.

    Shane joined PAI from Credit Suisse where he was most recently a Director in EMEA Leveraged Finance Capital Markets. Shane’s role involved underwriting and syndicating primary high-yield bonds and leveraged loans on behalf of private equity backed companies. Prior to that, Shane held a number of roles within Credit Suisse’s EMEA Leveraged Finance franchise, having joined the firm in 2007.

  • Drew Olian

    Principal

    Drew Olian

    Business Services
    Principal

    Drew joined PAI in 2023 and is a member of the Business Services Team and the US Team.

    He was previously a Director at 3i Group in New York, focusing on the Business Services, Industrial Technology, and Software sectors.

    Prior to this, Drew spent five years with The Carlyle Group, having previously worked at Aurora Capital Group. He started his career on the investment banking team at Goldman Sachs.

    Drew holds a BA in Mathematical Economics and International Relations from Pomona College in California and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Oana Oprean

    Senior Fund Counsel

    Oana Oprean

    Corporate Operations Team
    Senior Fund Counsel

    Oana joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    Before joining PAI, she was a lawyer in Goodwin Procter’s Private Investment Funds practice in Paris, specialising in investment funds and regulatory matters. Prior to this experience, she was an investment funds lawyer at Clifford Chance and Arendt & Medernach.

    Oana graduated from HEC and Sorbonne University (Paris) and earned an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. She was admitted to practice as a lawyer in Paris and New York.

  • Isabel O’Regan

    Principal

    Isabel O’Regan

    Client & Capital Group
    Principal

    Isabel joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investor Team in the Client & Capital Group.

    Isabel has over 14 years of capital raising and investor relations experience across Europe and Asia, having previously worked as a Director in Lazard’s Private Capital Advisory group and prior to that at MVision Private Equity Advisors. She started her career in London as a consultant at FactSet Europe Limited, a multinational financial data & analytics firm.

    Isabel holds a MA in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and a MA in Globalisation & Development from the University of Warwick.

  • Colm O'Sullivan

    Partner

    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 Azets, Froneri, HKA, Kwik-Fit, M Group Services, The Compleat Food Group, Theramex, 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.

  • Mathieu Paillat

    Partner

    Mathieu Paillat

    Business Services
    Partner

    Mathieu joined PAI in 2002 and is the Head of the Business Services Team. He has been involved in a number of investments including Albéa, Alphia, Apleona, Armacell, Atos, CEP, Elis, FTE, Global Closure Systems, HKA, Infra Group, IPH, Monier, Saeco, Spie, StellaGroup, The Nuance Group and Xella.

    He started his career in the European Acquisition Finance Group at Deutsche Bank and then in the bank’s Corporate Finance Department in London.

    Mathieu graduated from Dauphine University in 1999 as well as Lancaster University, and holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Sciences Po Paris.

  • Thomas Paillet

    Finance Director

    Thomas Paillet

    Corporate Operations Team
    Finance Director

    Thomas joined PAI in 2016 as a Financial Controller.

    He started his career as a Financial Controller at Fedex Express and BMW Bank.

    Thomas graduated in Business from Toulouse Business School in 2010.

  • 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 and Uvesco investments.

    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.

  • 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 been involved in the La Compagnie des Desserts and Scrigno investments.

    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.

  • Charlotte Pennec

    Legal Director

    Charlotte Pennec

    Corporate Operations Team
    Legal Director

    Charlotte joined PAI in 2019 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team. She works in close cooperation with the Investment Group and deal teams on all legal aspects of transactions.

    She has over eight years of experience in corporate law, specializing in M&A and private equity. Prior to joining PAI, she worked as an Associate for law firms such as Paul Hastings for six years, and prior to that Latham and Watkins.

    Charlotte graduated from ESSEC Business School in 2010, and holds a Master’s Degree in Business and Tax Law from the University of Paris II – Panthéon Assas. Furthermore, she has held the Professional Lawyer’s Certification (CAPA) since 2010 and has been admitted to the Paris Bar.

  • 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.

  • Harriet Prosser

    Officer

    Harriet Prosser

    Client & Capital Group
    Officer

    Harriet joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the Capital Markets Team in the Client & Capital Group.

    She joined following almost eight years at HSBC, where she was a VP in the Leveraged and Acquisition Finance team, involved in the underwriting and syndication of leveraged loans and high yield bonds on behalf of private equity backed companies and corporate issuers, including in the Healthcare and Consumer & Retail sectors.

    Harriet holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol.

  • 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.

  • Véronique Rat-Morris

    Legal Associate

    Véronique Rat-Morris

    Corporate Operations Team
    Legal Associate

    Véronique joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    Véronique has 15 years of’ experience working in law firms including Rödl & Partner, Koehler-Magne Serres, Taylor Wessing, Orrick Rambaud Martel and Haarman Hemmelrath. She joined PAI after working as a paralegal at Rödl & Partner for four years.

    Véronique holds a Capacity Certificate and is completing a Master’s degree in business and tax law from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers.

  • 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.

  • David Richy

    Head of Luxembourg

    David Richy

    Corporate Operations Team
    Head of Luxembourg

    David first joined PAI in 2010 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team and then rejoined the firm in 2021 as Head of the Luxembourg office.

    In 2017, David left PAI to start his own consultancy firm. He also previously worked for Arthur Andersen and spent a few years in the private equity industry in a corporate and trust services company in Luxembourg.

    He holds a Master in Business Administration and Finance from HEC-Ulg (2001).

  • 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 investments including ADB Safegate, Albéa, Apave, FTE, Global Closure Systems, Innovista Sensors, Michel Thierry, Pasubio, SGD Pharma 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.

  • Julia Rolland

    Finance Officer

    Julia Rolland

    Corporate Operations Team
    Finance Officer

    Julia joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    She joined from Deloitte Luxembourg where she spent three years as Financial Auditor, focusing on the private equity industry and assurance assignments. Prior to Deloitte, she did an Internship as Financial Auditor in private equity at Mazars Luxembourg.

    She holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and Audit from EM Strasbourg Business School.

  • Luisa von Rotenhan

    Associate

    Luisa von Rotenhan

    Client & Capital Group
    Associate

    Luisa joined PAI in 2022 as a member of the Investor Team in the Client & Capital Group.

    She joined from Pantheon Ventures, where she spent almost two years as an Investor Relations Analyst. Luisa started her career in strategy consulting with a focus on the healthcare sector at Mansfield Advisors.

    Luisa holds a Master’s Degree in Management from the London School of Economics and a BA in Business Management from the University of Exeter.

  • 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 has been involved in the European Pizza Group investment.

    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.

  • Trevor Ryan

    Principal

    Trevor Ryan

    Food & Consumer
    Principal

    Trevor joined PAI in 2017. He is a member of the Food & Consumer Team and the US Team. He has been involved in the Alphia, Froneri and Refresco transactions.

    Previously, Trevor was an associate at Water Street Healthcare Partners, a Chicago-based middle market private equity firm. Prior to joining Water Street, he was an investment banking analyst in the healthcare group at Citi in New York.

    Trevor holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in Economics.

     

  • Chloé Sabot

    Finance Officer

    Chloé Sabot

    Corporate Operations Team
    Finance Officer

    Chloé joined PAI in 2019 as a member of the Corporate Operations Team.

    Prior to this, Chloé started her career as a legal advisor in an official receiver’s office in Paris. She was in charge of the supervision of administration and liquidation procedures.

    In 2016, Chloé received a Master’s degree in Insolvency Law from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.

     

  • Dania Saidam

    Head of Communications

    Dania Saidam

    Communications Team
    Head of Communications

    Dania joined PAI in 2022 as Head of Communications and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s communications strategy with internal and external audiences.

    Previously, she led external communications and thought leadership for a global business unit at Mastercard, advancing trust across the company’s brand, products, services and digital ecosystem.

    Dania began her career at Brunswick, where she worked for over a decade, advising some of the world’s largest companies on financial and corporate communications and critical issues, including crises, high-profile and contested transactions, shareholder activism, strategic reviews and change management.

    Dania was educated at Oxford University.

  • 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 has been involved in the European Pizza Group investment.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Winston Song

    Partner

    Winston Song

    Food & Consumer
    Partner

    Winston joined PAI in 2022 and leads PAI’s consumer activities in North America. He has been involved in the Alphia investment.

    He was previously at Vestar Capital Partners, where he spent 14 years, most recently as a Managing Director and Co-Head of Consumer, in addition to serving as a Director on a number of consumer, food and beverage companies.

    Prior to Vestar, Winston was a member of the Leveraged Finance team at Lehman Brothers and the secondaries team at CSFB Private Equity.

    Winston holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics-Political Science from Columbia University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Frédéric Stévenin

    Managing Partner

    Frédéric Stévenin

    Healthcare
    Managing Partner

    Frédéric is a member of PAI’s Management Committee. He also chairs the firm’s Investment Committee and Heads the Healthcare Team.

    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 Alphia, 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.

  • 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.

  • Franck Temam

    Managing Director

    Franck Temam

    PAI Performance Group
    Managing Director

    Franck joined PAI in 2011 as a member of the Portfolio Performance Group.

    He started his career at Procter & Gamble with management roles at manufacturing facilities in France, Italy and the US. After seven years at P&G, he joined the Operations Practice at McKinsey & Co., focusing on manufacturing, supply chain and capital expenditure, serving clients in the industrial and consumer goods sectors.

    Franck studied Innovation and Production Systems at the Ecole Centrale Paris.

  • Arnaud van Tichelen

    Principal

    Arnaud van Tichelen

    Healthcare
    Principal

    Arnaud van Tichelen joined PAI in 2017. He is a member of the Healthcare Team, and has been involved in the ELITechGroup, Veonet and Zahneins transactions.

    He started his career at UBS in London, where he spent three years working in the Consumer & Retail M&A team. He then spent three years at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in the Direct Private Equity team in London.

    Arnaud holds a double degree in Business Administration from the ICADE Madrid and the Reims Management School with a major in Finance.

  • Zofta Tufail

    Accountant

    Zofta Tufail

    Corporate Operations Team
    Accountant

    Zofta joined PAI in 2014. She started out at PAI as a Personal Assistant in the Food & Consumer Team and is now an Accountant in the Corporate Operations Team.

    As part of her role, she is in charge of PAI’s invoice payment process as well as accounting work with the firm’s chartered accountants.

    Zofta holds a degree in Accounting & Finance from Newcastle University.

  • Miguel Vaquerizo

    Investment Officer, Mid-Market Fund

    Miguel Vaquerizo

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

    Miguel joined PAI in 2023 as a member of the Mid-Market Fund Team.

    He joined from L-GAM, where he spent over two years as an Investment Associate in the London office. Prior to that, he worked as a Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Spain for more than three years.

    Miguel holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

  • Sébastien Veil

    Partner

    Sébastien Veil

    Healthcare
    Partner

    Sebastien initially joined PAI in 2008 and then rejoined the firm as a member of the Healthcare Team in 2021 after a five year break at Advent International, where he was in charge of healthcare and business services investments in the French market. Sébastien has been involved in a number of investments including CEP, Cerba Healthcare, ELITechGroup, Ethypharm, Grupo Konecta, Kiloutou, Theramex, Veonet and VPS.

    Sébastien has also worked as an Adviser to the French President on social issues and he started his career as a judge at the French Supreme Court of Administrative Justice (Conseil d’Etat), with a specialty in healthcare law.

    Sébastien graduated with a Master of Public Administration from ENA, a Master’s degree in Political Science from Sciences Po and a Master of Science in Economics from ENS.

  • 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.

  • Lynda Virin

    Legal Associate

    Lynda Virin

    Corporate Operations Team
    Legal Associate