NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PAI Partners (“PAI”), a pre-eminent private equity firm, today announced the appointment of Winston Song as Partner. Mr. Song will lead PAI’s consumer activities in North America. He is based in New York, and joins as the firm expands its US presence and builds on its history and expertise in the consumer sector.
“We are delighted to welcome Winston to our team,” said Maud Brown, Partner at PAI. “His experience in buying and building up-and-coming consumer-facing companies bolsters our capabilities as we expand our footprint in the North America. His presence will also allow us to expand into other consumer categories in the region beyond food and beverage.”
Mr. Song’s career spans nearly two decades. He joins from Vestar Capital Partners, where he was most recently a Managing Director and Co-Head of Consumer. Previously, Mr. Song was at Lehman Brothers and CSFB Private Equity. Throughout his career, Mr. Song has been responsible for the sourcing, closing and managing of investments, primarily in the consumer, food and beverage sectors, and has served as a board member for a number of companies.
He joins a PAI team which has been active in the consumer sector, including completing recent investments in Uvesco, Tropicana Brands Group, European Camping Group, Euro Ethnic Foods, MyFlower | Interflora and the Compleat Food Group in Europe and the US.
“I am excited to be joining PAI at a pivotal time in its history,” said Mr. Song. “I look forward to contributing to its portfolio of top-tier, multi-national consumer companies, like Tropicana Brands Group and Froneri, and continuing to build compelling businesses in the years to come.”
About PAI Partners
PAI Partners is a pre-eminent private equity firm, investing in market-leading companies across the globe. It manages €25.4 billion of dedicated buyout funds and, since 1994, has completed 90 investments in 11 countries, representing over €70 billion in transaction value. PAI has built an outstanding track record through partnering with ambitious management teams where its unique perspective, unrivalled sector experience and long-term vision enable companies to pursue their full potential - and push beyond. Learn more about the PAI story, the team and their approach at: www.paipartners.com.