The Investment Adviser

Founded in 1969 and headquartered in London, Apax Partners operates eight offices in seven countries (UK, US, Brazil, Germany, Israel, India and China), with an experienced team of approximately 100 investment professionals worldwide.

Apax Partners' approach is built around its four sector-led teams covering technology and telecommunications, services, healthcare and consumer. These sector teams are supported by the Apax Partners Digital Practice, Operational Excellence Practice and Capital Markets Practice, which sit across the different teams.

As at the latest reporting period* Apax Partners had raised, sponsored and advised over €40 billion in funds.

* Funds raised since 1981, commitments converted from fund currency to EUR at FX rates as at the latest reporting period.

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AGA Investment Committee (The Investment Adviser - Apax Partners)

The Investment Adviser, Apax Partners, has a dedicated AGA Investment Committee. 

Andrew Sillitoe

Andrew Sillitoe - Co-CEO Apax Partners

Andrew Sillitoe is co-CEO of the Apax Group and a partner in its Technology and Telecom team. Andrew is also a member of the Apax Group’s Executive, Investment and Approval Committees. He joined the firm in 1998 and has focused on the technology & telecommunications sectors in that time. Andrew has been involved in a number of deals, including Orange, TIVIT, TDC, Intelsat, Inmarsat and King Digital Entertainment PLC.

Prior to joining the Apax Group, Andrew was a consultant at LEK where he advised clients on acquisitions in a number of sectors.

Andrew holds an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Mitch Truwit

Mitch Truwit - Co-CEO Apax Partners

Mitch Truwit is co-CEO of the Apax Group and a partner in its Services team. He is also a member of the Apax Group’s Executive and Investment Committees and a Trustee of the Apax Foundation. Since joining the Apax Group in 2006 Mitch has been involved in a number of transactions including HUB International, Advantage Sales and Marketing, Bankrate, Dealer.com, Trader Canada, Garda and Answers.

Prior to joining the Apax Group in 2006, Mitch was the President and CEO of Orbitz Worldwide, a subsidiary of Travelport, between 2005 and 2006, and was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of priceline.com between 2001 and 2005.

Mitch is a graduate of Vassar College where he received a BA in Political Science. He also has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Nico Hansen

Nico Hansen - CIO Apax Partners

Nico Hansen is a partner of Apax Partners and chairs its Approval Committee. Nico originally joined the Apax Group in 2000, specialising in the technology and telecom space. He has both led and participated in a number of key deals including Kabel Deutschland, Sulo, Versatel, Bezeq, Capio, Tnuva, HUB International and Trizetto.

Prior to joining the Apax Group, Nico was a consultant with McKinsey & Company where he specialised in advising clients in the telecom sector.

Nico holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Bonn and an MA in Economics from the University of Göttingen.

John Megrue

John Megrue - Chairman Apax Partners US

John Megrue is Chairman of Apax Partners US. He is a member of the Apax Group’s Investment and Approval Committees.

John originally joined the Apax Group in 1988 and rejoined in 2005 from Saunders, Karp & Megrue. Prior to Saunders, Karp & Megrue, John served as Vice President and Principal at Patricof & Co (an Apax predecessor), where he specialised in buyouts and late stage growth financings.

John is a graduate of Cornell University, where he received a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. He received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Ralf Gruss

Ralf Gruss - COO Apax Partners

Ralf Gruss is Chief Operating Officer of the Apax Group and a partner of Apax Partners. He is a former member of the Apax Group’s Financial & Business Services team.

He joined the Apax Group in 2000 and is currently based in London, after previously been based in Hong Kong and Munich. Ralf has both led and participated in a number of deals, including Kabel Deutschland, LR Health and Beauty Systems and IFCO Systems. He has served as adviser and non-executive board member to a number of the Apax Funds’ portfolio companies including LR Health and Beauty Systems.

Prior to joining the Apax Group he was a consultant with Arthur D. Little International Inc., where he specialised in advising clients in the financial services sector.

Ralf holds a diploma in industrial engineering and business administration from the Technical University in Karlsruhe. He also studied at the University of Massachusetts and the London School of Economics.

 

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