Apax Dispatch - April 2022 Edition
6th April 2022
Welcome to Apax Dispatch. In this edition, you can listen to the latest episode of our podcast, featuring guest speaker Marc Warner, CEO and Co-founder of ADF portfolio company Faculty, discussing all things Artificial Intelligence. We also bring you the 9th edition of Apax’s Sustainability Report, which outlines our data-led approach to ESG; an exciting brand reveal within the Apax portfolio, and more.
We hope you will enjoy Apax Dispatch and, as always, welcome your feedback on how we can improve.
Apax podcast - 'All things Artificial Intelligence' with Faculty's Marc Warner
In the latest episode of our podcast, Mark Beith, Partner at Apax Digital is joined by Marc Warner, CEO and Co-founder of ADF portfolio company Faculty, a leading British Artificial Intelligence (AI) company. In thirty minutes, Mark and Marc explore how to start and manage a high-growth start-up, the benefits of using AI in your operations, whether general AI will take over the world, while also questioning just how closely the Big Bang Theory compares with reality…
Listen to the podcast on our website. You can also find all our podcasts on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
Apax’s data-led approach to ESG
Published annually since 2012, the Apax Sustainability Report highlights the wide-ranging Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives undertaken at Apax and the Apax Funds’ portfolio companies. The 9th edition of the report highlights Apax’s work around climate change and decarbonisation, including how the firm is improving reporting and tracking against core KPIs using a new proprietary data platform. Initiatives at Apax Funds’ portfolio companies Kepro, Tide, and Authority Brands were also spotlighted, sharing their learnings on topics such as inclusion and diversity, decarbonisation, and corporate governance.
You can access the digital version of the 9th edition of Apax's Sustainability Report, here.
Portfolio spotlight: Bonterra
We are pleased to share that Apax portfolio companies CyberGrants, EveryAction, Network for Good, and Social Solutions are coming together as Bonterra. The Bonterra team are creating a landscape-defining software platform to power those who power social impact. By bringing together their intuitive technology and expertise, Bonterra will enable unprecedented connectivity between social good organisations and their community of supporters and constituents. This will reshape philanthropic giving, empower digital transformation, and bring the social good sector the technology it needs to accelerate lasting social change.
You can find out more about the brand launch by watching this video. You can also find out more about Bonterra and hear from CEO Erin Nelson Mulligan in this article from Forbes.
Apax in the news
The Funds signed a definitive agreement to acquire an ownership stake in Far Niente Wine Estates, one of Napa Valley’s oldest wineries.
The Apax Digital Fund announced a $60m investment in YunZhangFang, a leading specialised accounting and tax management Software as a Service provider in China.
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