PAI Partners is a major European private equity house and is the leading private equity investor in the French market. It is one of the oldest firms in the sector with its origins dating back to Paribas Affaires Industrielles, the historical principal investment activity of Paribas, which started operations in 1872. The firm is characterised by its industrial approach to ownership combined with its sector based organisation. PAI provides portfolio companies with the financial and strategic support required to pursue their development and enhance strategic value creation.
PAI manages €7.1 billion of dedicated buyout funds. Since 1994, PAI has completed 61 LBO transactions in 11 European countries, representing over €41 billion in transaction value. PAI has 60 agents from 10 countries and teams in Paris, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan Munich,Stockholm and New York City.