Team

  • Ana Aliyari

    Investment Director

    Ana Aliyari

    Investment Group Food & Consumer
    Investment Director

    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 and StellaGroup 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. She is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish.

  • 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 Euro Ethnic Foods investment.

    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. She is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish and Italian.

  • 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. He speaks Spanish and English fluently, and conversational in French.

  • 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 Ethypharm, Amplitude Surgical and MyFlower.

    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. He is fluent in French and English.

  • 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 and Armacell 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. She is fluent in French and English, and conversational in German.

  • 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 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. He is fluent in Swedish and English.

  • Marc Boullier

    Managing Director

    Marc Boullier

    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. He is fluent in French and English.

  • Benoit Bousquié

    Investment Director

    Benoit Bousquié

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Benoit joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Investment Group.

    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.

    Benoit is fluent in French and English.

  • Maud Brown

    Partner

    Maud Brown

    Partner

    Maud joined PAI in 2019 and heads PAI’s US Team.

    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. She is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Italian, German and Spanish.

  • Georg Bundy

    Investment Director

    Georg Bundy

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Georg joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Investment Group and the Germany Team. He has been involved in the Apleona and Zahneins investments.

    Georg started his career more than 10 years ago, first at McKinsey & Company, followed by more than four years at HgCapital in their Munich and London offices, with a particular focus on software and tech-enabled business services investments.

    Georg holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School, a Bachelor in International Business from Northeastern University of Boston and a Diploma from ESB Reutlingen.

    He is fluent in German, English and Hungarian.

  • 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. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

  • Thomas Carlier

    ESG Associate

    Thomas Carlier

    ESG Team
    ESG Associate

    Thomas joined PAI in 2018 as a member of the ESG Team.

    Prior to joining PAI, he completed several internships with private equity and audit firms.

    Thomas graduated from EDHEC Business School in 2018. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish.

  • Simone Cavalieri

    Partner

    Simone Cavalieri

    Partner

    Simone joined PAI in 2019 and heads PAI’s Italy Team.

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

  • Christina Charlier

    IR Officer

    Christina Charlier

    Investor Team
    IR Officer

    Christina joined PAI in 2012 as a member of the Investor Team.

    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. She is a native French and English speaker, and she is conversational in German.

  • 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.

  • Victor Courdier

    Compliance Officer

    Victor Courdier

    Compliance Team
    Compliance Officer

    Victor joined PAI in 2021 as  a member of the Compliance Team. He is in charge of assessing regulatory requirements and internal policies.

    Victor brings 10 years of compliance & audit experience within the audit services and funds industry. He joined from Tikehau Investment Management in Paris where he spent 6 years carrying out second-level permanent controls on the various branches of the management company. Prior to Tikehau, Victor worked four years at Deloitte & Associés.

    Victor holds a Master from ICN Business School in Nancy. He is fluent French and English, and conversational in Italian.

     

  • Alex Cox

    IR Officer

    Alex Cox

    Investor Team
    IR Officer

    Alex joined PAI in 2019 as a member of the Investor Team.

    He started his career at Partners Group in Zug, Switzerland, and most recently London where he spent nearly two years within the Client Solutions team.

    Alex graduated from the University of Derby in Business Management. He is fluent in English.

  • 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.

  • Javier Dancausa

    Investment Associate

    Javier Dancausa

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    Javier joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investment Group.

    Prior to joining the Investment Group, he interned at PAI for two years and completed several other internships in the M&A team of Rothschild & Co and at Altamar Capital Partners.

    Javier graduated in Business Administration & Finance from CUNEF in Madrid. He is fluent in English and Spanish, and conversational in French.

  • 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. She is fluent in French and English.

  • Joseph Davin

    Finance Officer

    Joseph Davin

    Finance Team
    Finance Officer

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

    Prior to joining PAI, Joseph completed several internships in law firms and 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). He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish.

  • Alexandre Dejoie

    Principal

    Alexandre Dejoie

    Business Services
    Principal

    Alexandre joined PAI in 2008 and is a member of the Business Services Team. He has been involved in a number of transactions including Apave, Areas, Ethypharm, Euro Media Group, Innovista Sensors, Kaufman & Broad, Kiloutou, Spie and Swissport.

    He started his career at the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he spent two years structuring large scale infrastructure transactions.

    Alexandre graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in 2002 and holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Stanford University, where he was also a teaching assistant in Economics. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish.

  • 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. He is fluent in French and English.

  • Isabelle Dichant

    HR Officer

    Isabelle Dichant

    HR Team
    HR Officer

    Isabelle joined PAI in 2018 as HR Officer.

    She works transversally with the different country teams. She is responsible for the administration of staff & payroll in Paris, PAI’s global training programs, the administration of interns and on-boarding. Isabelle has a long experience of the various HR functions and previously worked more than 20 years at A.T. Kearney.

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

  • 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 Pivate 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). She is fluent in French and English.

     

  • 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.

  • 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 Addo Food Group/Winterbotham Darby, Asmodee, B&B Hotels, Chr. Hansen, Ecotone, Euro Ethnic Foods, Froneri, Labeyrie Fine Foods, Perstorp, Roompot 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. She is fluent in French and English, and is conversational in Spanish.

  • Isabelle Ehrmantraut

    Talent Officer

    Isabelle Ehrmantraut

    HR Team PAI Performance Group
    Talent Officer

    Isabelle joined PAI in 2021 as a Talent Officer.

    She works on talent development activities both for PAI Partners and for our portfolio companies – notably talent recruitment and assessment.

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

    Isabelle holds a BA degree in Business Psychology and a Master’s Degree in HR Management. She is fluent in French, German and English, and conversational in Spanish.

  • Ayman Feki

    Director

    Ayman Feki

    Capital Markets Team
    Director

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

    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. He is fluent in French, English and Arabic.

  • Marie-Gabrielle Figeac

    Investment Officer

    Marie-Gabrielle Figeac

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Marie-Gabrielle joined PAI in 2018 as a member of the Investment Group. She has worked on the Areas transaction.

    She started her career at L.E.K. Consulting in Paris, London & Munich, where she spent three years as a Senior Associate Consultant, for European private equity funds and the French sovereign fund.

    Marie-Gabrielle holds a Master’s Degree in Management from ESCP Europe. She is fluent in French, English and Italian.

  • 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.

  • Fabrice Fouletier

    Partner

    Fabrice Fouletier

    Business Services
    Partner

    Fabrice joined PAI in 2001 and is the Head of PAI’s Corporate Operations Group. 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. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish.

  • Chamika Gajanayaka

    Investment Officer

    Chamika Gajanayaka

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

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

    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.

  • Anna Ganeeva

    Finance Officer

    Anna Ganeeva

    Finance Team
    Finance Officer

    Anna joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Finance 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).

    Anna is a native Russian speaker, and she is fluent in both French and in English.

  • 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.

  • Julie Gautier

    Principal

    Julie Gautier

    Food & Consumer
    Principal

    Julie joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Food & Consumer Team.

    She was previously an M&A Director at Casino Group where she spent more than five years and worked on various international transactions. Prior to Casino, she spent six years as a VP at Investment Bank Messier Maris & Associés, focusing on investments in the Consumer and Industrials sectors.

    Julie holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from Sciences Po Paris. She is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish.

  • Marco Gelmi

    Investment Director

    Marco Gelmi

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Marco joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investment Group and the Italy Team.

    He joined from Triton Partners where he spent over two years as part of the Consumer Team and the Italy Team. Previously, Marco spent three years at Charme Capital Partners. He started his career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers, Nomura and Barclays in London and Milan.

    He graduated from Bocconi University in Milan with a MSc in Finance and a degree in Business Administration. Marco is fluent in English and Italian.

  • Brice Gilbert

    Principal

    Brice Gilbert

    Finance Team
    Principal

    Brice joined PAI in 2006 as a member of the Investment Group, where he was involved in a number of transactions including Atos, Monier and Xella. He then joined the Finance Team to focus on deal structuring development. He is now responsible for tax and legal structuring both at fund and transaction level.

    He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Transaction Services department in Paris.

    Brice graduated from ESCP Europe in 2004 and holds an MBA from INSEAD in 2009. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish.

  • Cornelia Gomez

    Head of ESG

    Cornelia Gomez

    ESG Team PAI Performance Group
    Head of ESG

    Cornelia joined PAI in 2017 and manages the firm’s ESG activities and team.

    She has six years of experience in CSR, Ethical Compliance and Supply Chain Risk Management in corporate and certification environments in Europe and Asia. In particular, she was Social Compliance Manager of Casino Group, leading the implementation of the Social Compliance strategy worldwide and building an integrated approach with Quality and Purchase departments.

    Cornelia graduated from ESCP Europe in 2010. She is fluent in French, English and Spanish, and conversational in Italian.

  • Augustin Grandcolas

    Senior Adviser

    Augustin Grandcolas

    Healthcare
    Senior Adviser

    Augustin is a Senior Adviser at PAI. He joined in 2011 as a member of the Healthcare Team and was involved in several investments including B&B Hotels, DomusVi, ELITechGroup, Ethypharm, FTE, IPH and Global Closure Systems.

    He started his career at Credit Suisse, spending five years working in the Investment Banking department in Paris.

    Augustin graduated from HEC in 2006. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish.

  • 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.

  • Maximilian Harrington

    Principal

    Maximilian Harrington

    Principal

    Maximilian joined PAI in 2016 and is a member of the UK Team. He has worked on several investments including Addo Food Group/Winterbotham Darby, Froneri, M Group Services 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.

  • Ragnar Hellenius

    Partner

    Ragnar Hellenius

    Partner

    Ragnar joined PAI in 2008 and is responsible for the Nordics Team. He has participated in a number of transactions including ADB Safegate, Atos Medical and Perstorp.

    He has more than 10 years of experience in management consulting having worked for Accenture, McKinsey & Company and Booz Allen Hamilton. At McKinsey & Company he was a member of the Corporate Finance and Private Equity practices, advising European private equity firms on investments, portfolio company value creation and exits. He also worked as CFO and deputy CEO for Unibet Plc, a European online gaming company.

    Ragnar holds a Master’s of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Institute of Technology in Linkoping. He is fluent in Swedish and English, and conversational in French and Danish.

  • Ralph Heuwing

    Partner

    Ralph Heuwing

    Partner

    Ralph joined PAI in 2020 and heads PAI’s DACH Team. He has been involved in the Apleona investment.

    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.

    He is fluent in German and English.

  • Richard Howell

    Managing Partner

    Richard Howell

    Capital Markets Team Investor Team
    Managing Partner

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

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

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

  • 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.

     

  • Sam-Javaherian PAI Partners

    Sam Javaherian

    Investment Officer

    Sam Javaherian

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Sam joined PAI in 2017 as a member of the Investment Group. He has participated in the Areas and Asmodee 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. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish.

  • Olivier Job

    Legal Officer

    Olivier Job

    Finance Team
    Legal Officer

    Olivier joined PAI in 2017 as a member of the Finance 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. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in German.

  • Matthew Johnson

    Director

    Matthew Johnson

    Capital Markets Team
    Director

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

    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. He is a native English speaker.

  • Yannis Josse

    Conducting Officer - Finance Director

    Yannis Josse

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

  • Gael Jung

    Finance Officer

    Gael Jung

    Finance Team
    Finance Officer

    Gael joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Finance Team.

    Gael brings more than six years’ experience in asset servicing, banking and private equity. He joined from a single family office where he focused on two portfolios in Private Equity, Real Estate, LBO and financial assets. Prior to this, he was at Pictet Group in charge of relations with one of the bank’s most important private equity fund. Previously, he worked for Caceis Bank and Banque Populaire.

    He holds a Master Degree in Financial Engineering for Companies from IUP Finance of Nancy. Gael is fluent in French and English.

  • Otto Kern

    ESG Officer

    Otto Kern

    ESG Team
    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).

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

  • Lucas Kreifels

    Investment Associate

    Lucas Kreifels

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    Lucas joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investment Group.

    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.

    Lucas is fluent in German and English

  • Frederike Kress

    ESG Analyst

    Frederike Kress

    ESG Team
    ESG Analyst

    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.

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

  • Andreas Kumeth

    Partner

    Andreas Kumeth

    Healthcare
    Partner

    Andreas joined PAI in 2014. He is a member of the Germany and Healthcare teams, and has been involved in several investments including Atos Medical, B&B Hotels, DomusVi, 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). He is fluent in German and English, and conversational in French and Italian.

  • Paul Landais

    Analyst

    Paul Landais

    Finance Team
    Analyst

    Paul joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Finance 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.

    He is fluent in French and English.

  • 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 transactions including Albéa, Apave, Areas, B&B Hotels, Cerba Healthcare, DomusVi, 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. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in German.

  • Guillaume Leblanc

    Partner

    Guillaume Leblanc

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

  • Maximiliano de Ligny

    Investment Associate

    Maximiliano de Ligny

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    Maximiliano joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Investment Group. He has been involved in the Euro Ethnic Foods investment.

    He joins from McKinsey & Company where he spent two years as a Generalist Consultant in financial analysis, acquisition processes, investment reporting and portfolio reviews. He previously worked as an Analyst Intern at PAI and participated in the acquisition process of various companies, including Asmodee.

    Maximiliano holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Strategy as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from Sciences Po Paris. He completed an exchange year at the University of California Santa Barbara.

    He is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

  • Christian List Jakobsen

    Investment Officer

    Christian List Jakobsen

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Christian joined PAI in 2018 as a member of the Investment Group and has been involved in the Addo Food Group/Winterbotham Darby investment.

    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. He is fluent in Danish and English, and conversational in Swedish and Norwegian.

  • Juan-Jose-Martinez-Taboada PAI Partners

    Juan José Martinez Taboada

    Investment Officer

    Juan José Martinez Taboada

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Juan José joined PAI in 2017 as a member of the Investment Group. 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. He is fluent in Spanish, French and English.

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

  • 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 transactions including ADB Safegate, Albéa, Atos Medical 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. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in German.

  • Ivan Massonnat

    Partner

    Ivan Massonnat

    ESG Team Investor Team
    Partner

    Ivan first joined PAI in 2000 as a member of the Investment Group, where he was involved in a number of transactions including Elis. In 2004 Ivan started to focus on PAI’s investor relations and fundraising activities.

    In 2008, he joined Fondations Capital as a Partner and Chief Operating Officer. Late 2010, he rejoined PAI as a member of the Investor Team. Since 2017, he has also been overseeing PAI’s ESG Team and he is the Chairman of PAI Community, the firm’s charitable foundation.

    He started his career at Paribas, holding an e-business consulting role to various business lines within the investment bank in Paris, New York and London.

    Ivan graduated from the Institut National des Télécommunications (INT) and holds a Master’s Degree in Management from the Université d’Evry. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in German.

  • Benjamin Mathu

    Finance Officer

    Benjamin Mathu

    Finance Team
    Finance Officer

    Benjamin joined PAI in 2017 as a member of the Finance 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. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in German.

  • Neil Mcllroy

    Partner

    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.

  • 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 Germany 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.

  • Maxime Miossec

    Conducting Officer - Finance Director

    Maxime Miossec

    Finance Team
    Conducting Officer - Finance Director

    Maxime joined PAI in 2017 and is a member of the Finance 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. He is fluent in French and English.

  • 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, Euro Ethnic Foods, Froneri, Hunkemöller, Labeyrie Fine Foods, Marcolin, Perstorp and Roompot.

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

  • Patrick Mouterde

    Partner
    CFO

    Patrick Mouterde

    Finance Team
    Partner
    CFO

    Patrick joined PAI in 1998 as a member of the Finance Team, and became Chief Financial Officer in 2006.

    He started his career at Arthur Andersen as a Manager in the Audit Department where he spent eight years.

    Patrick graduated from HEC in 1989 and holds a Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Comptables et Financières (DESCF). He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in German.

  • 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. She is fluent in Spanish and English, and conversational in French.

  • François Nadin

    Finance Director

    François Nadin

    Finance Team
    Finance Director

    François Nadin joined PAI in 2016 and is a member of the Finance 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. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish.

  • 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. He is fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian.

  • 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.

  • Shane O’Driscoll

    Partner

    Shane O’Driscoll

    Capital Markets Team Investment Group
    Partner

    Shane joined PAI in 2016 and focuses on managing the fund’s debt financing activities. He is also a Co-Head of the Investment Group.

    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.

    Shane is a graduate of the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He is fluent in English and French.

  • Isabel O’Regan

    Principal

    Isabel O’Regan

    Investor Team
    Principal

    Isabel joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investor Team.

    Isabel was previously a Director in Lazard’s Private Capital Advisory group, based in Singapore. During her over four years at Lazard, and prior to that at MVision Private Equity Advisors where she spent over 6 years in Hong Kong and London, Isabel advised and raised capital for GPs across Europe and Asia. 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. She is fluent in English and German, and conversational in French and Spanish.

  • 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 Addo Food Group/Winterbotham Darby, Froneri, Kwik-Fit, M Group Services, 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.

  • Shannon O'Toole

    HR Officer

    Shannon O'Toole

    HR Team
    HR Officer

    Shannon joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the HR Team.

    She is responsible for the administrative, payroll & legal HR aspects for the London office and works closely with the Compliance Team.

    Shannon joined from Canaccord Genuity Limited where she spent two years focusing on payroll and HR matters. Prior to this, she worked five years at Fitzgerald & Law LLP where she worked as a payroll & HR assistant.

    She holds a Level 7 diploma from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Shannon is fluent in English.

  • 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, Apleona, Armacell, Atos, CEP, Elis, FTE, Global Closure Systems, 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. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish.

  • 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.

  • Thomas Paillet

    Financial Controller

    Thomas Paillet

    Finance Team
    Financial Controller

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

  • Michel Paris

    Partner

    Michel Paris

    Business Services
    Partner

    Michel joined PAI in 1984. He was previously a Managing Partner of the firm, having also held the positions of CEO and CIO.

    He has been involved in a large number of transactions including Apave, Atos, Bouygues Telecom, Equant, Elior, Elis, Euro Media Group, Frans Bonhomme, Grupo Cortefiel, Gruppo Coin, Kiloutou, Kwik-Fit, Monier, Saur, Sogeres, Swissport, The Nuance Group, Vivarte and Xella.

    He started his career by spending two years with Valeo.

    Michel graduated in Engineering from Ecole Centrale Lyon in 1980 and in Business from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Reims in 1982. He is fluent in French and English.

  • 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.

  • Charlotte Pennec

    Legal Director

    Charlotte Pennec

    Finance Team
    Legal Director

    Charlotte joined PAI in 2019 as a member of the Finance 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. She is fluent in English and French.

  • Caleigh Plaut

    Investment Associate

    Caleigh Plaut

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    Caleigh joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investment Group.

    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.

    She is fluent in English.

  • Matthew Poole

    Investment Officer

    Matthew Poole

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Matthew joined PAI in 2019 as a member of the Investment Group and the UK Team. He has participated in the Addo Food Group/Winterbotham Darby and Froneri 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.

  • Jonathan Pullman

    Investment Officer

    Jonathan Pullman

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Jonathan joined PAI in 2018 as a member of the Investment Group. He has worked on the Apleona, Armacell and StellaGroup investments.

    He started his career in the Technology, Media and Telecom M&A advisory team of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He then worked in Goldman Sachs’ European Special Situations Group in London, focusing on principal investments across the capital structure in European mid-market companies.

    Jonathan graduated from the London School of Economics with first class Honours in Economics in 2013 and from HEC in 2016. He is fluent in French and English.

  • Nianja Rahanitrafeno

    Finance Officer

    Nianja Rahanitrafeno

    Finance Team
    Finance Officer

    Nianja joined PAI in 2017 as a member of the Finance Team.

    She has eight years of experience in fund management in private equity structures, having previously worked at Omnes Capital and XAnge (Siparex Group).

    Nianja graduated in Financial and Capital Markets Management from ESG Finance Paris. She is fluent in English and French, as well as Malagasy.

  • Laurent Rivoire

    Managing Partner

    Laurent Rivoire

    General Industrials
    Managing Partner

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

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

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

  • Julia Rolland

    Finance Associate

    Julia Rolland

    Finance Team
    Finance Associate

    Julia joined PAI in 2020 as a member of the Finance 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.

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

  • François Rostand

    Investment Associate

    François Rostand

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    François joined PAI in 2019 as a member of the Investment Group. He was involved in the Apave transaction.

    He was previously at Goldman Sachs in the European Special Situations Group in London, where he was an Analyst in the Asset Investing team. He also worked at PAI as an intern before that.

    François graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and holds a Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge in Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology. He is in fluent in French and English, and conversational in German.

  • Matthieu Roussellier

    Head of Communications

    Matthieu Roussellier

    Communications Team
    Head of Communications

    Matthieu joined PAI in 2019 as Head of Communications.

    Prior to PAI, Matthieu was a Director at Greenbrook Communications, where he advised a number of private equity firms. Previous roles also include communications positions at Latham & Watkins, the law firm, and Permira, the private equity firm.

    Matthieu holds a Master’s Degree (MPhil) in Political Science from the University of Oxford. He also studied at King’s College London, the London School of Economics and Sciences-Po Paris. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish.

  • 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.

  • Trevor Ryan

    Investment Director

    Trevor Ryan

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Trevor joined PAI in 2017. He is a member of the Investment Group and the US Team, and has worked on the 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. He is a native English speaker, and also speaks Spanish (conversational) and French (basic).

     

  • Chloé Sabot

    Corporate Governance Associate

    Chloé Sabot

    Finance Team
    Corporate Governance Associate

    Chloé joined PAI in 2019 as a member of the Finance Team. She holds the role of Corporate Governance Associate.

    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. She is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Spanish.

     

  • 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.

  • Dekel Sherman

    Investment Officer

    Dekel Sherman

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    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. He is a native English speaker and also speaks Spanish (conversational).

  • 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 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. He is fluent in Italian and English.

  • Berre Simonse

    Investment Officer

    Berre Simonse

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Berre joined PAI in 2018 as a member of the Investment Group. She has worked on the Ecotone investment.

    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. She is fluent in Dutch and English.

  • Sirine Smaoui

    Investment Associate

    Sirine Smaoui

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    Sirine joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investment Group.

    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.

    She is fluent in French, English and Arabic, and conversational in Spanish.

  • 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 Atos Medical, B&B Hotels, Cerba Healthcare, Chr. Hansen, DomusVi, Elis, ELITechGroup, Ethypharm, Froneri, Kaufman & Broad, Labeyrie Fine Foods, Marcolin, Panzani-Lustucru, Refresco, Roompot, Provimi, Saeco, United Biscuits and Yoplait.

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

  • Henri Tarbouriech

    Investment Officer

    Henri Tarbouriech

    Investment Group
    Investment Officer

    Henri joined PAI in 2018 as a member of the Investment Group. He has been involved in the Albéa, Asmodee and StellaGroup transactions.

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

  • 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. He is fluent in French and English, and conversational in both Spanish and Italian.

  • Florentin Thevenet

    Compliance Officer

    Florentin Thevenet

    Compliance Team
    Compliance Officer

    Florentin joined PAI in 2019 as a member of the Compliance Team. He works on all compliance and risk management matters and more specifically on the AML risks related to PAI funds’ assets.

    Prior to this, Florentin spent three years as Compliance & Regulatory Senior Officer at Alter Domus within the financial services sector. He started his career at Brown Brothers Harriman as a Senior Transfer Analyst where he spent two years.

    Florentin holds a Master’s Degree in International Management & Finance from the ISEG business school and a MBA in International Management from the ISM in Paris. He is fluent in French and English.

  • Martin Thogersen

    Investment Director

    Martin Thogersen

    Investment Group
    Investment Director

    Martin joined PAI in 2021 as as a member of the Investment Group and the Nordics Team.

    Martin joined from Goldman Sachs PIA in London where he spent six years in the Private Equity team focused on Nordic buyouts. Prior to GS, he spent almost four years in the Private Equity group at StepStone in London and New York. Martin has made several investments within the Industrial, Technology, Business Services and Consumer sectors. Prior to StepStone, Martin worked in the Nordic M&A team at Royal Bank of Scotland Investment Banking and JP Morgan.

    Martin holds a Master in Finance and Accounting from CBS (Copenhagen Business School). He is fluent in Danish and English.

  • 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 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. He speaks French, Spanish and English fluently.

  • 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 several transactions including CEP, Cerba Healthcare, Grupo Konecta, Kiloutou 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 Degree in Political Science from Sciences Po and a Master of Science in Economics from ENS.

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

  • Thomas Verbeek

    Investment Associate

    Thomas Verbeek

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    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.

  • 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.

  • Vincent Wanene

    Investment Associate

    Vincent Wanene

    Investment Group
    Investment Associate

    Vincent joined PAI in 2021 as a member of the Investment Group.

    He started his career at Lazard where he worked on assignments in mergers & acquisitions, debt, and equity advisory within the EMEA Telecoms & Technology Group. Prior to his tenure at Lazard, he worked as an Analyst Intern at Rothschild & Co., Deutsche Bank and Amundi Asset Management.

    Vincent holds a MSc in Finance and Strategy as well as a BA in Political Science and Government from Sciences Po Paris. He is fluent in English, French and Swahili, and conversational in Arabic.

  • Séverine de Wulf

    Managing Director

    Séverine de Wulf

    PAI Performance Group
    Managing Director

    Séverine joined PAI in 2019 as a member of the Portfolio Performance Group with a specific focus on talent, leadership and culture.

    She has extensive experience in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting helping leaders make the right decisions about the recruitment, assessment and development of talents, the constitution of efficient management teams and corporate governance.

    She spent the early part of her career in M&A and Corporate Finance at Goldman Sachs and as an investment professional at Vestar Capital Partners and Candover.

    She is a graduate from the Solvay Business School and holds an MBA from INSEAD. She is also a certified Executive Coach. She is fluent in French and English, and conversational in Dutch.

  • Emmanuel Yvon

    Head of Fund Administration

    Emmanuel Yvon

    Finance Team
    Head of Fund Administration

    Emmanuel joined PAI in 2005 as a member of the Finance Team.

    He started his career with KPMG’s Audit Department before spending five years at BDO Marque & Gendrot as a Manager in their private equity and banking divisions.

    Emmanuel graduated from ISEG Paris and holds a Diploma in Accounting and Financing (DESCF). He is fluent in French and English.

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