Ashish Karandikar is a Partner in the Services team based in New York. Ashish joined Apax Partners in 2007 and has led and participated in a number of key deals including AssuredPartners, Authority Brands, Dealer.com, Garda, HUB International, MyCase, Quality Distribution, TIVIT and Tosca Services.
Prior to joining Apax Partners, Ashish was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in the Mumbai and New York offices where he specialised in advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions and in evaluating investments in real estate.
Ashish holds an MBA (Honors) from the University of Chicago and a BCom from the University of Mumbai where he was valedictorian of his class. In addition, Ashish is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Ashish serves on the boards of AssuredPartners, Authority Brands, Ideal Protein, Lexitas, Quality Distribution, TIVIT and Tosca. He previously served on the board of Garda and Hub International.
Ashish spent his early years in India and most of his adult life in the United States. Ashish was drawn to work at Apax because it is a global and diverse workplace. For Ashish, every day has proven to be an opportunity to learn from his colleagues who hail from all parts of the world, ranging from Brazil to Nigeria. Ashish continues to be energised by the collaborative environment and diverse points of view at Apax. He is equally inspired by the highly talented, entrepreneurial, world-class founders and managers - working together to transform industries through insight with purpose.