Who is PAI Partners?

Established in 1872 as the principal investment arm of Paribas bank, PAI Partners is one of the oldest and most experienced European private equity firms.

What does PAI Partners ("PAI") do?

PAI has a team of 60 professionals spread across eight offices in Europe and North America. It acquires companies valued at up to €1.2 billion, primarily in Western Europe.

The firm adds value to investee companies through business enhancements, reinvesting capital for further growth and strategically repositioning the companies to ensure they are essential to the markets in which they operate.

"As one of the oldest and most experienced firms with a longstanding local presence, we get right to the heart of European private equity" - PAI Partners

Some companies PAI has invested in

Why do we back PAI?

"In such a competitive market, PAI’s deal sourcing model is highly effective. That, coupled with their well-defined investment strategy and solid long term performance make them a top pick for abrdn" – Cameron Graham, Senior Investment Director, abrdn


Western Europe

Core sectors

Business services

Food and consumer goods


Retail and distribution

Target company size

€300 million to €1.2 billion

Investment strategy