Shay Aba



Shay Aba is a Partner based in Tel Aviv and joined Apax Partners in 2008. He is a member of the Services team and has participated in a number of key deals including Attenti, Global-e, Go Global Travel, Infinity Labs, Max Stock, Psagot Investment House, Ten10, Tnuva Food Industries and Zap Group.

Prior to joining Apax Partners, Shay was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns in New York where he specialised in advising industrial companies on capital raising and mergers and acquisitions.

Shay holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in economics from York University.


Shay has served as advisor and board member to a number of Apax portfolio companies including Attenti, Infinity Labs, Tnuva Food Industries, Psagot Investment House, and Max Stock

Living our values

"Investing involves projecting the future.  And I don’t know anyone who always gets it right.  I try to be mindful of what drives key decisions, and be able to go back and analyse each one.  That is why 'We learn, adapt, and grow' is a value that has guided me throughout the years, not just in investing but in all aspects of life."

Contact information

+972 3 777 4400


Tel Aviv



Shay's Story

Shay was attracted to Apax’s Tel Aviv office in 2008 after spending most of his adult life in Canada and the USA.  Back then, and still to this day, Apax is the most active global private equity advisory firm in Israel and the only one with a local team on the ground.  At Apax, Shay enjoys the challenge of working with investment and management teams across sectors and geographies to solve complex problems with humour, humility, creativity and detailed analysis.