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Ashish Karandikar



Ashish Karandikar is a Partner in the Services team based in New York. Ashish joined Apax in 2007 and has led and participated in a number of key deals including Oncourse Home Solutions, PIB Group, SavATree, AssuredPartners, Authority Brands, Dealer.com, Garda, HUB International, MyCase, Quality Distribution, TIVIT and Tosca Services. 

Prior to joining Apax, 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 a BCom from the University of Mumbai where he was valedictorian of his class and an MBA (Honours) from the University of Chicago. In addition, Ashish is a qualified Chartered Accountant.


Ashish serves on the boards of Oncourse Home Solutions, PIB Group, SavATree, AssuredPartners, Authority Brands, Lexitas, Quality Distribution, TIVIT and Tosca. He previously served on the board of Garda and Hub International. 

Living our values

"My wife is my inspiration and asking her thrice to marry me was the best decision I ever made. She has prospered in her career, earning a PhD and an MD while having three children in a profession where it is difficult to be a woman. Her insight and tenacity are what drive me every day. These are also the Firm values that I identify with most, as I aspire to approach investing with a differentiated point of view tempered by discipline and persistence."

Contact information

+1 212 753 6300


New York



Ashish's Story

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.