Managing Partner, Apax Digital
Marcelo is an Equity Partner of Apax and Managing Partner of Apax Digital, focused on growth equity investments in the consumer internet, software, and technology-enabled services areas. He serves as a member of the Apax Digital Fund Investment Committee and the Apax Inclusion & Diversity Council.
He joined Apax in 1999 and, prior to the launch of Apax Digital, had most recently been a Partner in the Services Group, with a focus on Digital businesses. Marcelo is based in New York, after having previously been based in London and Madrid. 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.
Prior to joining Apax, Marcelo was a Consultant for Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), where he advised leading European Media and Communications companies.
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.