Managing Partner, Apax Digital
Marcelo Gigliani is Managing Partner of Apax Digital and leads growth equity and buyout investments in high-growth internet, enterprise software, and technology-enabled services companies worldwide. Marcelo joined Apax Partners in 1999 and is based in New York, after several years based in Apax’s London and Madrid offices.
Since joining the firm, Marcelo has led a number of the Apax Funds’ digital deals, including Accurate Background, Boats Group (BoatTrader), Dealer.com, idealista, MetaMetrics, Solita, SoYoung, Trader Corporation (AutoTrader Canada), and Wizeline. He is a member of the Apax Digital Fund Investment Committee and has served as adviser and non-executive board Director to a number of the Apax Funds’ portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Apax, Marcelo was a Consultant for Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), where he advised leading European Media and Communications companies in digital acceleration matters.
Marcelo holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS (summa cum laude) from Boston University.
Marcelo serves on the boards of Boats Group, Idealista, MetaMetrics, Solita, So-Young and Wizeline.
Marcelo’s excitement for technology began in 1979, when he first picked up a joystick for an Atari 2600. His love for investing began a few years later -- on his 15th birthday, when he received 3 shares of a public company as an unexpected birthday present.
Since joining Apax over 20 years ago, he’s been able to channel his passions for tech and investing into a career. He was most attracted to Apax because of its entrepreneurial nature, which he was able to contribute to by co-founding Apax Digital in 2017.