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Marcelo Gigliani

Managing Partner, Apax Digital


Marcelo is an Equity Partner of Apax and Managing Partner of Apax Digital, focused on growth equity investments in the software, internet, 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 currently serves on the boards of Accurate Background, Cengage, MetaMetrics, Revolution Prep, Solita, So-Young, and Wizeline. 

Living our values

“Since becoming an expat at age 5, frequent international relocations forced me to embrace change and clumsily stumble to adapt to it. This sparked a sink-or-swim instinct which I channelled into a constant process of observation, iteration, and advancement that has guided me through the various phases of my life (including my relocations across 3 of Apax’s global offices).  This is why “We learn, adapt, and grow” hits particularly close to home.” 


New York

Marcelo's Story

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.