PAI is one of Europe’s oldest and most experienced private equity investors. Our origins date back to 1872 and Paribas Affaires Industrielles, the principal investment activity of Paribas, a pan-European merchant bank which is now part of BNP Paribas. Since inception, investing in industrial enterprises has been at the heart of what we do.
After adopting the leveraged buy-out model in the early nineties, we retained our industrial approach and core sectors. By only making control investments, we have even more impact on the value creation process and the development of its portfolio companies. PAI is now an independent firm managed on a collegial basis by its Partners.
We manage dedicated buyout funds and provide portfolio companies with the financial and strategic support they need to grow and create long-term value. Its approach consists of identifying opportunities to develop better businesses by strengthening management expertise, delivering operational improvements and providing access to capital, to our local networks and to our sector-based expertise.
We have offices in Paris, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York and Stockholm.