Apax Dispatch - October 2021 Edition
15th October 2021
The latest Dispatch focuses on Inclusion and Diversity in Private Equity. Listen to our new podcast series in which guest speaker Jennifer Choi from ILPA talks about culture, self-identification, accountability and how private equity firms are creating inclusive workplaces.
Apax podcast - Private Equity and the LGBTQ+ community
In our opening episode, Johnathan Medina, Apax’s Head of Inclusion & Diversity talks to Jennifer Choi, Managing Director at ILPA and the driving force behind ILPA’s Diversity in Action initiative, about culture, self-identification, accountability, and how private equity firms are creating inclusive workplaces. Taking stock, Johnathan and Jen discuss how Private Equity firms can improve their policies and processes and what steps they can take to develop truly diverse talent pipelines for the long-term.
Listen to the podcast on our new website
Apax internship programme
This Summer, we welcomed eight interns to experience life as an Apax investment professional. Here they share with us their insights and highlights as well as advice for anyone considering an internship or job in private equity.
A big thanks to all involved in the programme, including our external partners AMT Training, The Opportunity Network, SEO London, 10000BlackInterns, Pink Dynasty and Management Leadership for Tomorrow.
Hear from the 2021 interns here
Celebrating the team
Continuing to celebrate our talented team, we want to congratulate Roxana Mirica who has been named in the Financial News Rising Stars of Private Equity list; Xiaoni Shi who has been included in this year’s Private Equity International 'Future 40' list; Neil Patel who was recognised by The Drawdown for his role in helping lead private equity's digital transformation; Forrest Wilkinson who was named to 2021 rising stars of Private Equity by Mergers & Acquisitions; and Mia Hegazy and JP Moncayo who featured among HITEC's 100 most influential Hispanic leaders in technology.
Spotlight on climate & carbon
One of Apax’s core focus areas is climate change and carbon reduction. As part of Apax’s approach to taking responsibility for the firm’s impact on the environment, we have partnered with climate and sustainable development expert ClimateCare to offset carbon emissions associated with the firm’s activities.
Learn more about the measures we've taken to reduce emissions and the projects we have chosen to offset Apax's emissions through on our new website
Apax in the news
Responding to the Coronavirus emergency in India:
The Apax Foundation joined other firms across the PE industry in responding to the Coronavirus emergency in India. Read more about Action Covid 19 Team and the Apax team’s response here.
The Apax Foundation partners with the Education Outcomes Fund:
In February 2021 the Apax Foundation entered into a new 3-year commitment to the Education Outcomes Fund. Learn more about the organisation and our partnership here.
National Coming Out Day
On Monday 11th October, Kirkland & Ellis and Apax Thrive hosted a panel discussion and drinks event in celebration of national Coming Out Day.
Apax’s Johnathan Medina moderated the event panel while Forrest Wilkinson and JP Moncayo joined as panellists, discussing their own experiences and stories.
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