Apax Funds invest in fast-growing companies across our sectors of specialisation, and provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies.
We focus our investments on sectors where we have acquired solid expertise for the last twenty years:
- Retail & Consumer
- Business & Financial Services
For each sector, we have a dedicated team of professionals who are responsible for identifying the most promising investment opportunities and for creating value within the portfolio-companies.
=> Our ambition: to become the leading French investor in these sectors
We invest in high growth potential companies. We provide them with long-term equity financing (5 years on average) and help them accelerate their development.
We take a particular interest in companies which have a competitive advantage (innovative technology, unique concept, strong brand…), market leadership potential in their industry, and whose management team has an ambitious project.
=> Our target: to create world-class companies
Majority or key shareholder
We target LBO and growth capital investments in middle-market companies, with enterprise values between €100 million and €1 billion.
=> Our strength: to cover a wide range of transactions
We take majority or significant minority stakes, and sit on the Boards of Directors of the companies in which we invest.
Our team is actively involved in achieving the company’s business plan and in creating value by providing its sector-based expertise, its financial skills and its experience as corporate-developer.
=> Our added value: to be an active partner, working alongside company managers
This strategy, which is focused on sector-based specialisation and accelerating growth, has been tried and tested over time and has enabled us to contribute to the success of many company projects.