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Isabelle Probstel

Global Head of Holdcos & Transaction Services


Isabelle Probstel belongs to the Senior Support Staff and is Global Head of Holdcos & Transaction Services.

Since Isabelle joined Apax Partners in 1997, she has also been serving as the Head of Finance and HR in the Munich office and was additionally Interim Group Finance Director in 2011/2012.

Prior to joining Apax Partners, Isabelle worked as an auditor at Ernst & Young in Berlin and was European Controller of FTP Software Inc. in Munich.

She holds an MBA from Neoma Business School, (ex ESC Rouen), France.

Living our values

“My first manager at Apax, Martin Halusa, impressed upon me from day one a lesson I have never forgotten: to strive for perfection in operations. The value that resonates most with me is ‘We choose right over easy’. In operations, delivering perfect quality and systems is a constant challenge and has been keeping me motivated and focussed for the last more than 20 years in my various functions in the back-office of Apax.”

Contact information

+49 89 99 89 09 0



Isabelle's Story

Isabelle has been lucky to watch the Apax story evolve from decentralised country funds to large global funds. Along the way she has worked in almost all capacities of fund administration and financial management and had the opportunity to work closely with all Apax offices. She loves the challenge of making the back-office machinery run perfectly, in order to allow the funds' investments to succeed.