A new Partner to develop Healthcare investments at Apax Partners

Marc Benatar, 51, worked for 10 years in business development at General Electric, essentially in the GE Healthcare division. He covered diagnostic imaging, hospital and pharmaceutical industry services, research instrumentation and business-specific software. He carried out a dozen acquisition transactions across Europe.

Marc then occupied several positions in private equity over the next 12 years. He spent eight years at 3i in London, then in Paris, in the Healthcare team. In particular, he supported Vedici, a French leader in private hospitalisation, and Q Holding, a US subcontractor of silicon-based components for the medical industry.

Marc Benatar holds a degree from Solvay Business School.

Eddie Misrahi, Chairman of Apax Partners, said, “We are pleased to welcome Mark to our team. His arrival will step up our investments in this sector, which represented 18% of private equity transactions in 2017. His expert knowledge of the sector, his network and his 18 years of experience will have a decisive impact on our current and future portfolio. Our objective is to make Apax Partners the partner of choice for executives of small and medium-sized companies in the Healthcare sector in Europe.”

Marc Benatar, Healthcare Partner at Apax Partners, added, “The transformations currently underway in the sector are all opportunities for existing market participants to differentiate themselves and gain market share. Healthcare systems are facing constant pressure on costs, patients want to take more control of their healthcare, and data & digital technologies are pervasive. All of these factors are contributing to the market’s constant change. Against this background, I believe in our ability to find the best ways to help executives develop their companies.”

Healthcare sector at Apax Partners
• Companies currently supported: Amplitude Surgical, Teknimed
• Other companies historically supported: Unilabs, Capio, Groupe Clinique Développement

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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