Approach

Apax Funds have a proven strategy of sector focused investing; looking for opportunities where capital, experience and insight can release the potential of businesses and lead to significant growth, thereby generating superior returns for the millions of individuals, corporates and sovereigns whose pension funds and investment plans commit to funds advised by Apax.  

Investment executives in each of our four global sector teams – Consumer, Healthcare, Services and Tech & Telco – are responsible for sourcing and reviewing potential investment opportunities for our funds.  They do this in close collaboration with executives from our Operational Excellence practice, who bring decades of hands-on operating experience to bear on all our investment decisions. Our Digital practice (composed of executives who also have roles in our sector teams and our Operational Excellence practice) ensures that all investment opportunities, and fund investments, that have a significant online or digital element benefit from the deep operational and strategic knowledge we have in this area.  Finally, the financing of our new (and existing) investments is optimised through our Capital Markets practice.

 

Consumer

Apax Funds have been one of the leading global investors in the Consumer space over several decades, investing in retail, consumer and leisure as well as digital consumer businesses.

Consumer investments include:

Cole Haan Advantage Takko Tnuva New Look Trader Tommy Hilfiger SouFun

Healthcare

Apax Partners is one of the leading global investors in the Healthcare sector, having completed more than 100 investments over the last 30 years. 

Healthcare investments include:

Apollo Capio KCI Magnacare Molnlycke Qualitest The Trizetto Corporation Unilabs

Services

The Apax Services team invests in a diverse range of businesses, from financial services to industrial and support services.  

Services investments include:

Banca FarmaFactoring Bankrate Dealer.com Garda HUB International Psagot Trader Corporation Travelex

Tech&Telco

The Apax Tech & Telco team has backed companies on both sides of the Atlantic from the very first days of the venture capital industry. 

Tech & Telco investments include:

Epicor iGATE King Orange Paradigm Sophos TIVIT Weather Investments

Digital

A team of digital specialists with several decades of collective investing and operating experience. The team focuses on pure digital investing, and provides expertise to our four investment sectors

Digital investments include:

Bankrate Dealer.com King SouFun Trader Corporation Trader Media Group
Operational Excellence

Providing direct support to management teams to accelerate value creation

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  • Procurement and preferred vendors
  • Business intelligence and analytics
  • Ecommerce and digital media
  • Operational finance
  • Information technology
  • 100-day planning and transition
Capital Markets

Dedicated team that creates innovative financing solutions for portfolio companies

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  • Debt issuance
  • Debt and equity syndication
  • Restructuring
  • Equity issuance
  • ForEx and interest rate swaps