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Salim Nathoo



Salim Nathoo is a Partner in the Tech team and is based in London. Salim is also a member of the Investment Committees for the Apax Buyout Funds, Apax Digital Funds, Apax Global Impact Funds, the Apax Credit Vehicles, and Apax Global Alpha.

Salim joined Apax in 1999 specialising in the Tech & Telecom space. He has both led and participated in a number of key deals including Inmarsat (2003 and 2019), ThoughtWorks, Candela, EVRY, GlobalLogic, iGATE, Orange Switzerland, Sophos, SMART Technologies, Weather Investments, Tim Hellas, Promethean and Mobifon. 

Prior to joining Apax, Salim spent four years at McKinsey & Co. in London and has also held positions at IBM and Nynex.

Salim holds an MA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and an MBA from INSEAD.


Salim has served as advisor and board member to a number of Apax portfolio companies including Inmarsat, ThoughtWorks, Candela, TietoEVRY, GlobalLogic, iGATE, Orange Switzerland, Sophos, SMART Technologies, Weather Investments, Tim Hellas and Promethean.

Living our values

“My father has been my inspiration. He is a true entrepreneur. He bought a fish & chip shop as his first business and over time built multiple successful businesses. He lost it all during the gulf-war recession, underwent major heart surgery, emigrated, and then subsequently rebuilt a highly successful business. He taught me the value of perspective and of always doing the right thing no matter how hard things get. This is why the value of “choosing right over easy” resonates strongly with me.”

Contact information

+44 20 7872 6300





Salim's Story

Salim still continues to love the challenge of investing after 20 years at the Firm. From identifying an interesting investment opportunity and building a relationship with visionary founders or management teams, to vigorously debating the opportunities and risks together with highly-talented colleagues who want to get to the right answer. He enjoys working with some fantastic management teams to help take the business to the next stage, with the objective of creating value for all stakeholders.