A new MidMarket Partner at Apax Partners

Paris (France), 5 September 2018 – Apax Partners announces the promotion of Thomas Simon to Partner in the Services sector team. The Apax investment team is composed of 31 persons, including 13 Partners.

Thomas Simon (37 years-old) joined Apax Partners in 2008 and worked mainly in the Consumer and Services sectors.
Graduated from ESSEC business school, Thomas started his career in 2004 with Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking division.
Thomas currently supports CIPRÉS Assurances, Europe Snacks, Sandaya and THOM Europe, companies of which he is a board member.

Since his arrival at Apax Partners in 2008, Thomas was involved in the following operations:

  • Acquisitions of Histoire d’Or and Marc Orian in 2010, TEXA in 2012, Europe Snacks in 2013 and Sandaya in 2016.
  • Divestments of Arkadin in 2012 and Maisons du Monde in 2013.
  • Supported Europe Snacks and THOM Europe for their acquisitions of Kolak Snacks Food and Stroili Oro, and Sandaya for its acquisition of a dozen of campsites.

The Apax team dedicated to the Services sector currently manages portfolio companies including: CIPRÉS Assurances, INSEEC U., Marlink, SK FireSafety and Sylpa.

About Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading European private equity firm based in Paris. With more than 45 years of experience, Apax Partners provides long-term equity funding to build and strengthen world-class companies. Funds managed and advised by Apax Partners exceed €3.3 billion. These funds invest in fast-growing middle-market companies across four sectors of specialisation: TMT, Consumer, Healthcare and Services.

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