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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.

We also bring you an update from our summer internship programme, the Apax Foundation's work in India and much more.

We hope you will enjoy Apax Dispatch and, as always, would welcome your feedback as to how it may improve.​​​​​​​

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

Apax closed the Apax Digital Fund II​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Apax closed the Apax Digital Fund II at its $1.75bn hard cap at the end of September. You can read all about it here.

Link between sustainability and financial returns​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Ellen de Kreij, ESG lead at Apax spoke to New Private Markets about the link between sustainability and financial returns.

Apax Digital - new website:

Apax Digital also unveiled their new website. Check it out on apaxdigital.com.

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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