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Samuel Ovaskainen



Sam Ovaskainen is an Associate in the Healthcare team. He joined Apax in 2023 and is currently based in New York.

Prior to joining Apax, Sam was an analyst at Summit Partners in Boston, where he worked on investment opportunities in the healthcare industry.

Sam holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Living our values

"Growing up in four different countries (and switching my childhood ambitions at least twice as many times), I was fortunate to learn quite early that change is just one of life’s constants, and that things rarely work out exactly the way we intend. That said, I believe the way we choose to tackle challenges is, more often than not, what makes the difference. I try as much as I can to “learn, adapt and grow”, and it’s a real privilege to work with colleagues that share the same value."


New York



Samuel's Story

Sam was drawn to Apax by the firm’s sector-focused approach, its collaborative culture, and the opportunity to a join a team of incredibly talented individuals. Sam’s interest in investing stems from his avid curiosity and he enjoys continually learning about new sub-sectors and businesses. He is motivated by the opportunity to help improve the healthcare system while working alongside management teams to build industry-leading companies.