The development ofApax Partners
ThehistoryofApaxPartnersisinterwovenwiththedevelopmentoftheprivateequityassetclassonbothsidesoftheAtlantic.Throughout its 30 year history,the firm has successfully raised and advised Funds which invested across allinvestment stages, and through several complete economic cycles.Thefirm’sfocusonbuyoutsisrootedinaculturethathasalwaysbeenoutwardlooking,pioneeringandcommittedtogrowingbusinesses.Thedeepunderstanding of the five sectors in which its Funds invest has been at the coreofApax Partners’ strategy, giving it early access to investment opportunities andan ability to add value quickly to portfolio companies.
Total funds raised1999:The firm raises its first pan-European fund,
having integratedthe management companiesof its European and Israeli offices.
2002:European and US operatingcompanies merge
to becomeApax Partners LLP
2001:Apax EuropeV raised
The largest European privateequity fund at the time.
2007:Apax EuropeVII raised
The largest European privateequity fund.
Martin Halusa elected CEO tosucceed founder Sir Ronald Cohen
Hong Kong officeopens
Milan office opens
Sir Ronald Cohen’sMultinational ManagementGroup andAlan PatricofAssociates join forces.
P r i va tee q u i t yf i r mb u i l ta ro u n di n d u s t r yse c to r s
The US firmraises its first fund
1981:ApaxVenture Capital Fund
The UK firm raises its first fund