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Bharat Patel

Global Head of Finance


Bharat Patel is Global Head of Finance based in the London office, responsible for Finance, Regulatory Reporting and Tax compliance for the Apax management companies.  He re-joined Apax Partners in 2017 from Antin Infrastructure Partners where he worked as an Interim Chief Financial Officer. 

Bharat is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) with over 25 years' international financial services experience gained in private equity, hedge funds, asset management, investment banking and leasing businesses.  He has previously worked for Man Group (FRM), JPMorgan Chase, Flemings Group and NatWest Group.

Living our values

As a young aspiring cricketer, I learned early the value of working as a team to be successful.  The Apax value that resonates with me the most is “we succeed as one global team” by working together to achieve our desired outcomes.  During my career, I have been fortunate to have worked in different sectors requiring me to be adaptable and open to change whilst working with inspiring, dedicated and diligent professionals, gaining valuable knowledge and experience. The Apax value of ‘we learn, adapt and grow’ aligns with my journey and the various career choices I have made. 

Contact information

+44 20 7872 6300



Bharat's Story

Having initially joined Apax as an Interim Finance Director in 2014, Bharat was drawn back to Apax in 2017 having enjoyed working with highly motivated, enthusiastic, talented and diverse group of professionals.  Bharat continues to enjoy working in an increasingly competitive and evolving private equity industry, meeting challenges arising from regulatory, tax and accounting developments.