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Pavithra Mahesh



Pavithra Mahesh is a Principal in the Healthcare team. She joined Apax Partners in 2018 and is currently based in New York. 

Prior to joining Apax Partners, Pavithra was a member of Goldman Sachs’ Principal Investing Area, where she focused on buyouts and growth equity investments in healthcare services and IT. She started her career in Goldman Sachs’ healthcare investment banking team.

Pavithra holds a BA in Behavioral Economics, magna cum laude, from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Pavithra serves on the board of Eating Recovery Center (ERC), InnovAge and previously served on the board of Kepro.

Living our values

“We have all at one point been a patient, a friend, or a family member – one whose life has been touched by the work of healthcare companies. In the healthcare sector, the stakes are higher. That is why the Apax value of choosing “right over easy” inspires me. I believe that applying this lens to our work on a daily basis gets us beyond zero sum thinking, and to creating better outcomes for all stakeholders.” 

Contact information

+1 212 753 6300


New York



Pavithra's Story

Pavithra is passionate about investing in healthcare because of the opportunity to back companies that “do well by doing good”. Though passion led her to healthcare, it was the people who drew her to Apax. She gets energy from working side by side with talented management teams and dynamic colleagues to help businesses achieve their full potential.