The Executive Committee is responsible for the
day-to-day management of Apax Partners worldwide. The group meets
on a monthly basis to discuss matters of strategic importance for
the global organisation. It is also responsible for setting
standards on remuneration and recruitment and oversees the
governance of the firm in each of the countries in which it
Martin joined Apax Partners in 1990 after a career
at Daniel Swarovski Corporation and BCG. He is Chairman of the
global Executive Committee and the Investment Committee and a
member of the Approval, Portfolio Review and Exit Committees.
John re-joined Apax Partners after founding his own
private equity firm, Saunders, Karp & Megrue, which merged with
Apax in 2005. He is a member of the Investment, Portfolio Review
and Exit Committees, CEO of Apax Partners U.S. and co-head of the
Retail & Consumer sector team.
Michael joined Apax Partners in 1992 after a career
at Ciba-Geigy Ltd. and Otto Waste Management Ltd. He is a member of
the Approval, Investment, Portfolio Review and Exit Committees,
leader of the Munich office and co-head of the Financial and
Business Services sector team.
Andrew joined Apax Partners in 1998 after a career
at LEK. He is a member of the Approval, Investment, Portfolio
Review and Exit Committees, and co-head of the Tech & Telecom
Christian joined Apax Partners in 1999 after a
career at Bain & Company. He is co-head of the Media sector
Mitch joined Apax in 2006 after serving as
Executive Vice President and COO of priceline.com. He is Co-head of
the Financial & Business Services team.
Below the Executive Committee are a further four
sub-committees that oversee the investment process from initial
idea through due diligence and throughout the life of the
investment to its eventual exit. At every stage in the process, the
investment is subject to a rigorous process of scrutiny by these
Terms of referenceSource of guidance
to deal teams. Approval of deal expense budgets. Provision of
advice to Investment Committee.
Terms of referenceProvide investment
recommendations to the investment manager.
Portfolio Review Committee
Terms of referenceReview of progress
of portfolio company compared to 100 Day Plan. Forum for discussion
of likely ongoing funding requirements and for exit opportunities.
Recommendation of management changes to the deal team.
Terms of referenceReviews exit
options for specific portfolio companies.
Five specialist sectors
Sector teams work across our global network of
offices, using extensive in-house knowledge and access to business
networks. We are able to quickly identify global trends within a
sector and maximise the business opportunities.
Worldwide, the FABS team is made up of investment
professionals located across Apax Partners' office network. The
team has a broad range of expertise spanning industry, consulting
and investment banking.
Strong scientific background, with many members
having achieved academic success in their specialist field before
moving into industry, consulting or private equity directly.
One of the largest and longest-established teams in
the industry. The team has a wide variety of industry, consulting,
private equity and banking experience, with focus on niche
One of the leading global investors in the Retail
and Consumer sector over several decades. Over €4.3bn ($5.9bn) of
equity invested in retail businesses.
Pioneers in Technology and Telecommunications
investing with companies on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Portfolio Support Group harnesses a varied
array of talents within the firm to deliver the best mix of
services to the companies in which our funds invest.
We only invest in the five sectors in which we have
specialist experience and expertise.
Our panel of seasoned industrialists are experts at
working with the management of our portfolio companies to maximise
Our process of early-day planning is critical to
the success of our investments.
Our finance team offer portfolio companies
unrivalled experience, which is proving crucial during the current
Our 30,000-strong database of experienced
management personnel offers our portfolio companies unrivalled
Manages the relationships with our investors.
Provides administrative operations to ensure the
smooth financial running of the business and timely and accurate
Legal and Compliance
Manages the legal and compliance risks of the
Management and coordination of the tax affairs of the global
firm including assisting general partners of the Funds in reporting
tax related information and working closely with external
transaction advisers to facilitate the creation of the optimal
structure for transactions.
Manages the dialogue between the firm and its
Manages all events organised by Apax Partners for both employees
and external clients. In addition, manages Apax's support of
various galleries and the Strategic Partnership with the World
Manages all aspects of the firm's relationship with
Information Services and Research
Provides data and analysis for the Investment
Professionals to assist them make informed investments.
Provides and manages the technology
Maintain a productive, safe and
comfortable environment for all staff and visitors to Apax Partners
by providing world class office services.