here’s the breakdown on PAI Capital

PAI Capital are a private equity company based in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and London which was founded by Uzbekistan businessman Nasib PiriyevChinese entrepreneur, Xu Yiyang and US Florida based businessman Philippe Inskeep. Philip Beard is listed as a partner on the company website.

They made their maiden investment last August buying a 24% stake in a Chinese company called Vtron Group Co. Ltd, a world-leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of computer and video display systems.

PAI Capital, through its investment vehicle Taizhou Zhongshu Weike Equity Investment Partnership (Limited Partnership), formed in association with Beijing Digital China Capital Co,. Ltd (BDCC), to acquire the 24% stake in Vtron from Vtron Investment Ltd for $212m (£151m)

PAI Capital should not be confused with PAI Partners based in France who have assets of £13.4bn. PAI Partners has its origins dating back to Paribas Affaires Industrielles but they are no relation and have no connection whatsoever!

PAI Capital is short for ‘Profit Access Investments’ and the only public record of assets is the £158m of clients money they invested in the Chinese video company.

Private equity firms earn money by charging a management fee to their clients plus a cut of any profit of the company they takeover earns.

They raise money from high wealth individuals (millionaires) who want a decent return on their money and other family investment funds who want their money to earn good returns.

They appear to have a lot of access to the Asia Pacific market of investors with China a target market.





About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

11 comments on “here’s the breakdown on PAI Capital

  1. So your saying our west ham fan who works for the company wanting to buy west ham doesn’t have billions and his lieing then Sean? He works for a different company to the one who wants to buy us and they are not so big ?

  2. PAI partners have nothing to do with the bid for West Ham and have been wrongly linked

  3. Hmmmm if i was sugo i probably wouldnt want to sell out to these, hardly sounds like the sultan of brunei..

  4. I’ve learnt nothing new, you don’t even know how much funds they have at their disposal.

  5. Dodgy Chinese money? No thanks, just look at what happened at Birmingham…

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