Apax Partners is a mega-sized private equity investment group, operating across the United States, Europe, Israel and Asia. Broad industry sectors of interest include tech & telecom, media, retail & consumer, healthcare, financial services, and business services. Apax will consider both minority and majority investment positions and prefers companies with strong market positions and growth potential. The Firm generally pursues platform acquisitions valued from €1 to €5 billion. Apax Partners was formed in 1981 and is based in London.
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In the last 3 years, Apax Partners has acquired 15 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.
Apax Partners’ most common sectors for investment are information technology (10%) and software (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (26%) and secondary buyout (22%). In total, Apax Partners has invested in 24 US states and 23 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired TDC A/S for $15.8B.
In the last 3 years, Apax Partners has exited 21 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (39%). Apax Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2008 when it sold Intelsat Global SA for $13.6B.
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