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Promotions within Apax Partners

Paris (France), 21 March 2019Apax Partners announces the promotions of Aida Ben Lamine as Business Development Director, Julien Birman, Vincent Colomb and Bérenger Mistral as Directors and Blandine Cleyet-Merle as Principal. Apax Partner’s investment team counts 35 professionals, including 14 Partners.

Aida Ben Lamine, now Business Development Director, joined Apax Partners in 2013.

She started her career in London within the Investment Banking division of Lehman Brothers in 2006, and then transitioned to Nomura starting September 2008. She focused on the Media and Telecom industries in Europe and was involved in various LBO, M&A and capital markets transactions.

Aida graduated from HEC business school.

Julien Birman, now Director, joined Apax Partners in 2014 in the Consumer sector team.

He started his career in 2009 with J.P. Morgan in London in the Investment Banking division, as an Analyst and then Associate.

He focused on the Retail & Consumer sector in Europe and was involved in various M&A, LBO and capital markets transactions.

Julien graduated from HEC.

Backed companies: CIPRES Assurances, Europe Snacks, Groupe Afflelou.

Vincent Colomb, now Director, joined Apax Partners in 2014 in the Services and Healthcare sectors.

He started his career in 2009 with Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking Division as an Analyst and then an Associate in London and Paris. He focused on the Media and Telecom sector in Europe and then joined the coverage team of large French companies and was involved in various M&A, LBO and IPO transactions.

Vincent graduated from HEC.

Backed companies: Amplitude Surgical, SK FireSafety Group, Marlink

Bérenger Mistral, now Director, joined Apax Partners in 2017 in the Development team.

After an initial period as an auditor with Mazars, Bérenger worked in Corporate Development with the Foncière des Régions Group before joining EPF Partners in 2006.

Bérenger graduated from EM Lyon Business School and holds a Master’s in Business Law.

Backed companies: Groupe JVS, Squad

Blandine Cleyret-Merle, now Principal, joined Apax Partners in 2016 within the Consumer sector team.

She started her career in 2010 in the Sales & Trading division at Morgan Stanley, as an Analyst then Associate. She then joined McKinsey where she worked as an engagement manager in the Consumer Goods and Pharmaceutical sectors.

Blandine graduated from École Centrale Paris and Stanford University.

Backed company: Sandaya

About Apax Partners
www.apax.fr
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Apax Partners is a leading private equity firm in Europe based in Paris. With more than 45 years of experience, Apax Partners provides long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. Funds managed and advised by Apax Partners exceed €3 billion. These funds invest in fast-growing middle-market companies across four sectors of specialisation: TMT, Consumer, Healthcare and Services.

Paris-headquartered Apax Partners (www.apax.fr) and London-headquartered Apax Partners (www.apax.com) have a shared history but are separate, independent private equity firms.

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