Investment strategy

Apax Funds have a proven strategy of sector focused investing, looking for opportunities where capital, experience and insight can release the potential of businesses and lead to significant growth. The firm has successfully pursued this strategy since the early 1990's.

Our sector focus, combined with an established network of local offices and a global platform, represents the foundation of Apax Partners' strategy. Typically, Apax Partners attempts to grow businesses by acting as a catalyst for change and we have established clear processes to maximise the value of our portfolio.


Apax Process


We generate a huge amount of investment ideas. Each of these ideas is subject to rigorous assessment by the investment team. When the investment thesis is sufficiently developed, it is brought before our internal investment committees who assess the opportunity.


We harness the varied array of talents within the firm and our network of advisers to deliver the best mix of advice to the companies in which our Funds invest.


The average length of an investment by Apax Funds is around five years. Once the initial investment thesis has been realised, an exit committee is called to begin discussions about the future ownership of the business in question.