PAI Partners has acquired a significant minority stake in Apave Group, a French testing inspection and certification (TIC) specialist.
EQT IX is expected to be 70-75% invested following the deal
Previous fund held a final close in 2012 with capital commitments of USD 840m
MoU marks LBO France's first foray into the Chinese market, with plans to open a local office
ECI bought the asset from Phoenix less than three years ago