A major private equity player
An independent management company
Apax Partners was created in 1972 in Europe and in the United States by Maurice Tchenio (FR) and Ronald Cohen (UK), who joined forces with Alan Patricof (US) in 1976.
In France, Apax Partners was one of the private equity pioneers: we created the first French private equity vehicle called FCPR (Fonds Commun de Placement à Risque), and we are one of the founder-members of the AFIC (The French Private Equity Association).
An experienced team composed of sector-specialists
Apax Partners is a French management company, regulated by the AMF (Autorités des
Marchés Financiers). It is fully-owned by its French Partners.
We specialise in growth financing and buy-outs of medium-sized companies in France and Europe; whereas the London-based Apax Partners LLP (www.apax.com) focuses on major international LBOs.
One of the largest funds based in France
Our team is one of the largest and most experienced in France with over 20 investment professionals, including 8 Partners with an average of 14 years with the company.
Our organisation is sector-based with professionals who are specialised in each of Apax’s specialist sectors. These sector-based teams identify the most-promising investment opportunities and work in close collaboration with the managers so as to establish and
implement the company project.
Funds managed and advised by Apax Partners exceed EUR 2.5 billion. Our portfolio is composed of more than 30 companies, which are primarily French headquartered.
Our funds are raised from major institutional and private investors, and are invested through.