Operational Excellence

The Operational Excellence practice supports Apax Partners’ proven investment strategy. This team is dedicated to helping portfolio companies release their true potential by assisting them in specific areas. Be it devising a new mobile strategy, testing the sales effectiveness of a new website or cutting procurement costs, Apax has world class talent on offer so that management is not left facing these challenges alone. The Operational Excellence team is on hand to help management drive value on specific projects and, importantly, it does so under their guidance. Some of the ways in which we help management companies are detailed below:


  • 100 day planning

    The team assist the deal teams with analysing the prospects for a new business and potential areas for improvement.

  • Business intelligence

    Specialist expertise in mining data within the company to create actionable analytics and key performance metrics.

  • Operational finance

    Provide expertise in budgeting, cash management, and capital spending optimisation.

  • Online & e-commerce

    Driving growth via website optimisation, traffic acquisition and mobile applications.

  • Information technology

    Enables managers to unlock potential from their investments in IT infrastructure and organisation.

  • Purchasing

    We advise on negotiations with suppliers and recommend the best firms to work with.

  • KnowledgeNow

    We proactively facilitate the sharing of best practices across our portfolio and amongst our executive leadership teams.

  • Preferred partnerships

    Develop deep and lasting relationships with vendors essential to driving top and bottom line performance.

  • Connect@Apax

    An exclusive community built for Apax Executives to share best practices, network, and drive performance.

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