Mark Sykes



Mark is a Principal in the Internet/Consumer team. He re-joined Apax in 2022, having previously been with the firm from 2013 to 2019, and is currently based in London. He has been involved in key deals including WGSN, GamaLife, Rhiag and Banca Farmafactoring.

Prior to Apax, Mark was at BGF in Ireland, where he made minority growth investments across multiple sectors. He also previously worked at Credit Suisse in their Investment Banking Department, advising clients in the financial services industry.

Mark holds an MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School and a First Class Honours degree in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin.


Mark currently serves as a director on the board of WGSN.

Living our values

"While I’ve always embraced learning in all  its guises, becoming a parent has demonstrated to me the importance of the Apax value of ‘learn, adapt and grow’. In an instant, my world was transformed, my responsibilities forever changed, and a whole new range of required skills added to my inventory. While that role remains ever-changing, there is no greater feeling than through my own learning, being able to enable my daughter to learn, adapt and grow for herself."



Mark's Story

From a young age, Mark has been fascinated by figuring out how things work, and has always strived to make a difference in anything he does. To this day, the thing he most enjoys about working at Apax is the opportunity it gives him to get to get under the skin of a wide range of businesses – the privilege of meeting ambitious management teams, understanding what makes their businesses tick, and finding ways in which a partnership with Apax can help them achieve their objectives.