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, Go Global Travel, Max, Psagot Investment House, Ramet Trom, Schulz Catering, 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 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, Tnuva Food Industries, Psagot Investment House, Max and Schulz Catering.
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.